The second person wanted in a 2019 robbery spree which included The Store Next Door in Roanoke Rapids has been arrested, according to electronic court records filed in the federal system.
The arrest warrant for Jequayves Britt of Sharpsburg was marked as returned on September 24. He was arrested by an agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as a United States marshal.
The document confirming the return of the warrant does not indicate where Britt was arrested.
Britt, who along with Jacob Evans of Gates, was named in a 24-count indictment in March is scheduled for arraignment in Raleigh before District Judge James C. Dever III on November 23. He waived his right to a detention hearing earlier this month, according to court records.
Evans is scheduled for arraignment in Raleigh before Dever on December 14.
It was reported in August that Evans was in active negotiations with the government and his attorney in a motion said he was hopeful the case could be resolved short of a trial.
The indictment charges the men in a string of armed robberies across six counties last July.
Thus far the warrants for Britt’s arrest have not been entered as returned, according to court documents.
The indictment includes charges related to the July 16, 2019, armed robbery of The Store Next Door on Fifth Street.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina said in March the men could face up to life in prison if convicted.
The Roanoke Rapids robbery occurred around 9:30 the evening of July 16, police said at the time.
A person entered the store wearing a mask and showed a weapon. An undisclosed amount of money was taken. There were no injuries.
The robber fled the store on foot and a canine track indicated the person traveled north toward the apartment complex behind the business.