The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says that a man robbed a grocery store and then took someone hostage.
On April 28, after 1 a.m., police were called to the 7-Eleven at 4800 North Graham Street near Equipment Drive because of a robbery with a gun. Officers said that 53-year-old William Morgan is suspected of robbing the store with a gun.
Investigators were told that Morgan made a witness leave the shop and get back into the car she had come in. He is then said to have used a gun to force the driver to leave the store and take him to meet someone else. Police say that person also got into the car.
The tweet below from Curtis says: “CMPD says officers will respond to a kidnapping in progress at the 7/11 on North Graham Street and were able to free the kidnapped victim. This happened around 1 am on April 28″
#NEW CMPD says officers will responded to a kidnapping in progress at the 7/11 on North Graham Street and were able to free the kidnapped victim. This happened around 1am on April 28 @wsoctv https://t.co/ykpfMO7C6l
— Genevieve Curtis (@GenevieveonTV) May 8, 2023
Investigators say the witness begged the suspect to let her go, and he did. The attacker then forced the driver into the car’s trunk.
The witness called CMPD after she was let go, police said.
When police found the car, they took the suspects into custody. They were also able to free the driver who had been taken, hostage.
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Morgan is accused of robbery with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, and having a gun even though he has been guilty of a crime. Jeremy Nash, who is 28 years old, is accused of theft.
The CMPD was happy with how quickly the cops responded.
Sgt. Brian Scharf said, “I think they may have saved this man’s life.”
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