Crime

Man charged in Family Dollar, Dollar General robberies

Jason Devon McKinney
Jason Devon McKinney

A second man is facing robbery and conspiracy charges in a string of holdups last year at three Family Dollar stores and a Dollar General store in Raleigh.

Jason Devon McKinney, 26, of 1100 Brockton Court in Raleigh, was charged Tuesday at the Wake County Detention Center, where he was being held on previous attempted-robbery charges.

Arrest warrants accused McKinney of conspiring with Jamie Marachel Williams in robbing a Family Dollar at 3416 Poole Road on Sept. 22, a Dollar General at 1131 Falls River Ave. on Sept. 7 and a Family Dollar at 3400 New Birch Drive on Sept. 28.

Police also charged McKinney with conspiring with an unknown person to stick up a Family Dollar at 4654 Capital Boulevard on Oct. 11. Williams, whom police arrested Dec. 30, was charged with having robbed that store on Aug. 22.

All of the holdup charges involved a handgun.

Raleigh police had been arrested McKinney on Nov. 18 after a traffic stop and charged with an attempted robbery on Nov. 9. Two days later, they charged him with an attempted robbery on Sept. 21.

With the new charges Tuesday, McKinney’s bail stood at $1.510 million.

Williams has been held since his arrest, and his bail is $825,000.

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