GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Two men accused of multiple armed robberies and leading police on a high-speed chase Thursday have been charged.
Lord Shahki Allah Black, 20, and Marquis Rayshun Humphrey, 21, both of Greensboro, are in custody after multiple armed robberies around the Triad.
Officers first received a report Thursday of an armed robbery at a Dollar General on Old Greensboro Road just outside Thomasville. It was reported that two men entered the store armed with guns, demanding money from the employees. One of the customers was also robbed during the incident. No one was injured.
The two men then fled in a 2001 Dodge Dakota truck and a Jeep Liberty. Officers believe both vehicles were stolen. The Jeep was later abandoned.
The men then continued to High Point where they reportedly robbed at Dollar Tree on Eastchester Drive at about 8:13 a.m.
High Point Police were able to locate the suspect vehicle and a high-speed chase ensued, that ended on I-40 East neat N.C. 66 when the suspect vehicle crashed.
Police say the vehicle crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer, lost control, struck a highway sign and then a tree.
The suspects then fled on foot.
After an intensive search involving the High Point Police Department, Winston-Salem Police Department, Kernersville Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the suspects were located and taken into custody.
Detectives with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office obtained warrants for both subjects.
Each suspect will be charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of second degree kidnapping, one count of safe cracking, one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of felony larceny of a motor vehicle and one count of assault by pointing a gun.
The two men are being held in the Guilford County Jail in High Point on a $150,000 secure bond that they received in relation to the robbery in High Point as well as robbery in Winston-Salem.
Their court date is set for Sept. 29, in Lexington District Court.
Lockdowns were initially issued at Bishop McGuinness, Calebs Creek Elementary, Southeast Middle and Glenn High School, as a precaution. They were lifted shortly after the suspects were in custody Thursday.