One arrested, police looking for 2 more in Kinston armed robbery

KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – One man is in custody and warrants were served for two others in connection with a January armed robbery in Kinston.

The Kinston Police Department and Wilson County Sheriff’s Office worked together to arrested Frenchie Hooks Jr. Monday.

The arrest is in connection to a January 16 armed robbery of A to Z Cellular in Kinston.

Hooks Jr. is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping in the case.

Kinston Police said Hooks entered the business armed with a handgun and  demanded money. He then fled the scene with approximately $700, police said.

A couple weeks later, Wilson County Deputies received information in reference to possible suspects in the case.

Warrants were also issued on James Winfred Hall and Teresa McDougald on charges of conspiracy to commit robbery in connection with the case.

Hooks Jr. is currently in jail under a $150,000 bond.






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