Police in back as two rob Mocksville store

Published 12:55 pm Tuesday, September 26, 2023

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Two suspects were apprehended early this morning when they stole a cash register from a store – while Davie sheriff’s deputies were parked in the back.

At about 3:45 a.m., deputies were in the back parking lot of Sheetz on Yadkinville Road in Mocksville when an employee approached them and said someone came into the front of the store, grabbed the cash register and ran out, getting into a white Jeep, reported Sheriff J.D. Hartman.

Deputies were in pursuit as the vehicle was driven onto I-40, and continued to the rest area near Bermuda Run when it crashed into a parked tractor trailer. Two suspects fled on foot.

The driver, Ashley Renae McDowell, 36, of Winston-Salem, was apprehended at the rest area. She was charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest in a vehicle, felony possession of cocaine, resisting an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while license revoked. She was taken into custody in lieu of a $25,000 bond.

The passenger, Albert marquavious Lamar Anderson, 31, of Winston-Salem, was apprehended later near Fork Bixby and Cornatzer roads. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, felony possession of cocaine, resisting an officer, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken into custody without privilege of bond because he is on parole from a previous sentence.

During a search of the vehicle and immediate area, deputies found the stolen cash register, a Beretta Tomcat .32 handgun, cocaine, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, Hartman.

Additional charges related to the robbery at Sheetz are forthcoming, he said.