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Woman, teen latest suspects in Fayetteville robbery spree

Posted November 27, 2011

— Fayetteville police arrested a 15-year-old and a woman suspected of helping two men and another teenager in a two-month-long spree of bank and convenience store robberies around the city.

The two original suspects – Marvin Rashaad Cummings, 21, and Christopher Stewart Wilson, 32, both of Weeping Willow Way – were charged with two additional counts of armed robbery and conspiracy. Cummings also faces a count of second-degree kidnapping.

Wilson's wife, Charletta Nacol Wilson, 38, faces two counts of accessory after the fact of a felony.

A 15-year-old was charged with four counts each of armed robbery, second-degree kidnapping and conspiracy. His name wasn't released.

A 14-year-old also faces charges in connection with six armed robberies.

Cummings is being held under a $1.3 million secured bond, while Christopher Wilson has a $900,000 secured bond. Charletta Wilson was given a $30,000 secured bond. The juveniles are being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center.

Police said new evidence shows that Cummings and Christopher Wilson robbed the Sunoco convenience store, 6022 Raeford Road, on Oct. 9 and the Lumbee Guaranty Bank, 6313 Raeford Road, on Oct. 14.

Cummings was arrested in early November and initially charged in connection with five robberies:

  • Sunoco, 6022 Raeford Road, on Oct. 27
  • Exxon, 502 Grove St., on Oct. 29
  • Shortstop, 3400 Ramsey St., on Oct. 29
  • Kangaroo, 1208 Bragg Blvd., on Oct. 30
  • RBC Centura bank in Hope Mills on Nov. 1

Christopher Wilson was arrested on Nov. 14 and initially charged in four bank robberies:

  • First Citizen bank on Nov. 2
  • two branches of First South bank on Nov. 7
  • First Citizen bank on Nov. 14.

The 14-year-old is suspected of helping Christopher Wilson in those four bank robberies and helping Cummings in the Oct. 29 and 30 convenience store robberies.

Police haven't said which six robberies the 15-year-old is charged in.

Both Cummings and Christopher Wilson were convicted of committing robberies as teenagers, according to stat Department of Correction records.

Cummings served 4½ years in prison for 2006 convictions for armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, kidnapping and conspiracy, according to state Department of Correction records. He was released in July and was still on parole at the time of his arrest.

Christopher Wilson spent nearly 9 years in prison for 1997 convictions for armed robbery, breaking and entering and a vehicle break-in, DOC records show. He is on probation for a felony drug conviction in Texas.


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  • fayncmike Dec 5, 2011

    I'm surprised that no one has mentioned the death sentence.

  • Here2tellya Nov 29, 2011

    Rebelyell55: I agree completely. Well said.

  • ferwin3 Nov 28, 2011

    How does Cummings only serve 4 1/2 years for the previous crime? Now he is back at it. Please dont let these kind of people back out. They are corrupting the youth now.

  • lumberman Nov 28, 2011

    The justice system we have only works for two of the three people in it. 1 The crook he gets out of work free room and board and free medical. 2 the judge and the lawyers. They get a job that never runs out of people to make money off of. The 3rd part of the puzzle the victim gets no justice just more taxes to pay toward the up keep of the crooks.

  • SouthernGirlJD Nov 28, 2011

    and once again..if these fools hadn't received a slap on the wrist and actually got a harsher punishment this may not have ever took place....

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 28, 2011

    Hope they add on the contributing to the delinquency of a minor to all of the adults. Sometime probation just don't work. With the jail time being so nice, that many don' mind getting caught again. Time for a serious review of pental system.

  • jwood011 Nov 28, 2011

    Repeat offenders teaching youth how to screw up their lives too - how many more people will they have to terrorize before they're in prison for life??