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Suspect in Spring Lake armed robberies apprehended, another still sought

Posted January 28, 2015

Henry Lee Pemberton Jr. (L) and Tony Adams (R)

— A 21-year-old wanted for a string of armed robberies in Spring Lake was arrested in High Point on Wednesday by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Henry Lee Pemberton Jr., of 127 N. First Street in Spring Lake, is charged with four counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and three counts of second-degree kidnapping.

Pemberton is accused of:

  • Robbing two people with a handgun who were responding to a Craigslist ad on Dec. 23, 2014
  • Robbing a Sprint Store with a handgun on Dec. 30, 2014
  • Robbing the Spring Store with a handgun on Jan. 3

Pemberton remained in the Cumberland County jail Wednesday under a $200,000 bond.

Investigators are still searching for Tony Adams, who they say was involved in several of the aforementioned armed robberies.

Anyone with any information regarding Adams’ whereabouts is asked to contact Spring Lake police at (910) 436-0350 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).


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  • kermit60 Feb 2, 2015

    I sure wish WRAL would quit profilling these poor young African American disenfranchised americans.

  • laceybcarpenter2u Jan 29, 2015

    Another 2 fine young black men. I just don't get it. They have the exact same opportunities as any other person, yet they continuously choose crime. I am not saying that only black people commit crimes. I am saying that the majority of all crime, is perpetuated by blacks, to the tune of some 70%. Search for yourself. The numbers don't lie.

  • Stud and Jack getting hammered Jan 28, 2015

    Shocking, I say shocking that yet another vicious crime is linked to two black men. Now there is something that does not happen day in and day out. Film at 11 but no comment from the not so esteemed reverends.

  • Naysayer Jan 28, 2015

    Raj and Rerun would never have gotten themselves into this mess. What is this world coming to?