Arrests made in string of Raleigh robberies, shooting
Posted August 23, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — Two men have been charged in connection with a string of commercial robberies as well as an Aug. 18 shooting that injured a woman and a 10-month-old girl, Raleigh police said.
According to investigators, Joshua William Bower, 32, and Jonathan Lee Joyner, 23, fired shots into a vehicle on Courtney Lane at about 11:30 p.m. Monday.
A 26-year-old woman was hit in the shoulder, and the child had cuts to her head that were likely caused by shattered glass. Their names have not been released.
Bower, of 4716 Walden Pond Drive, is charged seven counts each of second-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon, eight counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and three counts of assault.
Joyner, of 4932-C Coolridge Court, is charged with 10 counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon, eight counts each of second-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon. He also faces two counts each of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and one count of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.
A Raleigh police spokesman said a Crime Stoppers tip led to charges in the case.
Bower and Joyner are also charged in connection with nine robberies between July 15 and Aug. 21.
Robberies occurred at the following locations:
- July 15: Cook Out at 6505 Falls of Neuse Road
- July 16: Papa John's at 9611 Strickland Road
- July 19: Pizza Hut at 7909 Falls of Neuse Road
- July 27: Pizza Hut at 7909 Falls of Neuse Road
- Aug. 2: Lowes Foods at 8440 Louisburg Road
- Aug. 10: Papa John's at 6510 Glenwood Avenue
- Aug. 10: Food Lion at 3926 Western Boulevard
- Aug. 16: Domino's Pizza at 13220 Strickland Road
- Aug. 21: Food Lion at 4827 Grove Barton Road
Darius Stephon Herring, 23, of 4301 Atlantic Ave., was charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with robberies at Papa Johns, Lowes Food and Domino's Pizza.
In the Aug. 2 robbery of the Lowe's Foods, police said Bower and Joyner broke into the store at about 1:30 a.m. and detained two on-duty employees.
After learning that neither of the employees could access cash, Bower and Joyner allegedly held the employees until the day-shift employees arrived.
When two additional workers arrived at about 6 a.m., Bower and Joyner robbed the store, police said. No injuries were reported in the incident.