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Two arrested for Goldsboro bank robbery

Posted March 19, 2015

Marquize Marcel Harris and Phillip Alexander Williams are accused of robbing a Goldsboro bank.
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— Two men were arrested and charged Wednesday night with robbing a Goldsboro bank.

Marquize Marcel Harris, 25, of 718 E. Walnut St. in Goldsboro, and Phillip Alexander Williams, 30, of 1502 Maple St. in Goldsboro, are each charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, discharge firearm in enclosure to incite fear, possession of a firearm by a felon and seven counts of second-degree kidnapping. Both men were also wanted on previous charges, Harris for drug and weapons offenses and Williams for weapons, animal and drug offenses.

Both men remained in the Wayne County jail Thursday – each under a $10.2 million bond – and are scheduled to appear in court March 23.

Harris and Williams are accused of robbing the KS Bank at 1601 Wayne Memorial Drive on Wednesday morning at about 10:13 a.m. Two masked men walked into the bank, one of whom fired a shot into the ceiling, robbed it and then fled on foot. No injuries were reported.

About 12 hours later, Clayton police responded to a Comfort Suites hotel after patrons complained of suspicious activity on the second floor. Two men – Harris and Williams – and two women were detained.

“There was evidence located in the two hotel rooms as well as the vehicle that directly tied the four detained subjects to the armed robbery of the KS Bank,” Goldsboro police said in a statement.

Investigators did not say if the two women were charged but added that more arrests are expected.

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