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Woman, teen latest suspects in Fayetteville robbery spree

Posted November 27, 2011 2:19 p.m. EST
Updated November 27, 2011 2:20 p.m. EST

— 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.