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Butner officers stop robbery, nab wanted men

Posted November 3, 2010 1:56 p.m. EDT
Updated November 3, 2010 3:29 p.m. EDT

— Butner officers say that thanks to a tip, they stopped a robbery last Friday and caught two men wanted on burglary and larceny charges in Guilford County.

Janson Strayhorn, 23, of 5497 Quarter Horse Trail in Greensboro, and Kenneth Therron Jones, 21, of 1800 Phillip Ave. in Greensboro, were arrested Friday after an officer doing surveillance spotted a suspicious-looking vehicle around All American Coin Shop, 400 Central Ave., Public Safety Chief Wayne Hobgood said Wednesday.

Capt. D.W. Slaughter found stolen weapons and ammunition inside the car and discovered that Strayhorn and Jones had outstanding warrants in Guilford County and Greensboro, Hobgood said.

"Slaughter and his officers acted promptly on the information given to them, helping to avoid a potential robbery," Hobgood said. "I commend these officers for their quick and decisive actions."

Strayhorn faces one count each of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm and resisting arrest and two counts of carrying a concealed weapon. He was also served with outstanding warrants on three counts each of breaking and entering, larceny and obtaining property by false pretenses and one count each of possession of stolen goods and injury to real property.

Jones faces one count each of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, possession of a stolen firearm and resisting arrest and two counts of carrying a concealed firearm. He was also served with outstanding warrants for larceny of a motor vehicle and obtaining property by false pretenses.

Strayhorn was given a $191,000 bond, and Jones a $57,200 bond.

State Department of Correction records show that Strayhorn was released from prison in June after serving more than two years for six counts each of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. He also served a year for a 2005 conviction for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.