Man robbed at gunpoint by former co-worker in Winston-Salem

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Jeffrey Conrad Childress

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man was robbed by a former co-worker late Monday night in Winston-Salem, according to officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department.

Officers responded to the 3600 block of Yale Avenue after receiving a report of an armed robbery.

Upon arrival, officers spoke to the victim who said he had gone to a home on Yale Avenue around 8 p.m. to visit a friend and former co-worker, Jeffrey Conrad Childress.

The victim said that while he was there, Childress pulled out a rifle and demanded money. Childress took the victim’s money and ordered him to leave the home at gunpoint.

When officers arrived at the home, Childress initially refused to answer the door. As a result, officers set up a perimeter around the home while awaiting a search warrant.

About an hour later, Childress voluntarily surrendered to officers.

While searching his home, officers found evidence of the armed robbery and arrested Childress.

Childress was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia. He’s being held under a $15,000 secured bond.