Wilmington Man Arrested in Castle Hayne Gas Station Robbery

On Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at approximately 10:15 p.m., Deputies responded to the Gas Center #4 at 1915 Castle Hayne Road after receiving a call from the alarm company regarding a Hold-up Alarm. Upon Deputies arrival a K-9 was deployed and successfully tracked the suspect to a nearby mobile home park. Deputies encountered a black male who was described as having “bulging pockets and sweating”. The suspect quickly admitted to the crime and was taken into custody where an undisclosed amount of cash and lottery tickets were recovered. John Gilchrist Williams, 44 years old of Wilmington, was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery, 2nd Degree Kidnapping, Simple Assault and Communicating Threats. Mr. Williams remains in the New Hanover County Detention Facility under a $50,000 secured bond.

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