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Cary robbery suspect wanted by FBI surrenders

Posted November 23, 2009

— A man wanted by the FBI for robbing and shooting a woman outside a Cary bank in 2007 surrendered to police in Philadelphia Sunday night.

The FBI had sought Phillip Thomas "Scoob" Williams, 36, on a federal charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution on an attempted murder charge. Cary police have charged him with attempted murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Police say Williams shot a woman in the stomach on June 17, 2007, as she was making a midday ATM deposit at a Bank of America branch on Maynard Road. He then grabbed her deposit and fled to a waiting car outside Cary Towne Center, police said.

Williams had been on the run after police identified him as the shooter nearly two months after the robbery.

Terrance Adam Lyles, 33, and Travis Monique Price, 26, have already been charged in the case. They were both also apprehended in Philadelphia.

The FBI is also following up on leads in the robbery of a Wachovia bank branch on Six Forks Road in Raleigh on Jan. 14, 2008. Jonathan Lamar "Sinatra" Davis, 25, is wanted in that case.

Anyone with information on Davis is asked to call the Charlotte Division of the FBI at 704-377-9200.


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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Nov 24, 2009

    Raptor5, I agree that this guy should go to jail for a long, long time...who is saying that he shouldn't?

    My point was that Cary is mostly "white bread" and they probably hold clutch their pocketbooks when a black man walks by. It's the new, old South. ;-)

  • smegma Nov 23, 2009

    oh but i thought cary was the safest city in the world

  • Raptor06 Nov 23, 2009

    "Just being poor or black in Cary is almost an arrestable offense in them thar parts."

    Economics and race have nothing to do with it...neither is his victim's fault. Do the crime, do the time.

  • meh2 Nov 23, 2009

    It's good to see that Chappelle is keeping busy.

  • TheseBootsWereMadeForWalking Nov 23, 2009

    "The picture kinda looks like Dave Chappelle...."

    Haha, that was the first thing that popped in my head too!

  • Tax Man Nov 23, 2009

    Great to see he is in custody - probably smart as he could easily die in an apprehension. Get him back here and lets convict him.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Nov 23, 2009

    Not smart. Just being poor or black in Cary is almost an arrestable offense in them thar parts.

  • eternalrage83 Nov 23, 2009

    The picture kinda looks like Dave Chappelle....

  • omniscient Nov 23, 2009

    Never have understood why people shoot in situations that don't require it. I'm sure she was willing to hand over the deposit when he showed the gun... that type of deadly force wasn't necessary.. hope they throw the book at all of em.