Suspect held on $5M bond after clerk shot, injured during High Point convenience store robbery


Evan Gainey

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HIGH POINT, N.C. — A suspect in the robbery and shooting at a High Point convenience store on Dec. 6 is being held under a $5 million secured bond, according to High Point police.

Evan Gainey, 23, of High Point, was arrested on Friday evening in connection with the crimes and placed under a $1 million bond, High Point police said on Monday.

Gainey’s bond was raised at his first court appearance Monday morning to $5 million secured.

The incident happened shortly after 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 6 at Tommy’s Food Mart, located at 117 Brentwood St., as two suspects allegedly entered the store and went behind the counter.

Police said the suspects attacked the clerk, shot him and then left with an unknown amount of money. The clerk has been released from the hospital, but will require further surgery, according to police.

According to the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office online inmates list, Gainey is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill/seriously injure, attempt to commit felony/misdemeanor and possession of a firearm by a felon.

The second suspect has not been identified in the case, High Point police said on Monday.

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