NC pastor charged in connection with 9 armed robberies from businesses

John Thomas Lindsey (Photos via WSOC)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested two men wanted in connection with nine armed robberies from Charlotte businesses, WSOC reports.

One of the men is a pastor at a Charlotte church.

John Thomas Lindsey, 47, and Fernando Carillo-Hernandez, 24, have both been charged for their roles in the robberies.

Carillo-Hernandez was arrested Tuesday and charged with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and three counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Lindsey, who is a pastor at True Love Church of Refuge on Nations Ford Road, was identified as a second suspect and police determined he was responsible for nine business robberies.