The second person wanted in the July 24 Spears Pharmacy armed robbery surrendered to Durham police today and after processing in Durham County was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.
“We are angry and perplexed at the bond received in Durham County for Andre Dixon Jr.,” Roanoke Rapids police Chief Shane Guyant said. “We are angry and disappointed for the victims of this armed robbery, but understand law enforcement has no control over a bond amount. At least we can be assured that all of the individuals in this violent armed robbery were identified and captured. Thank you to the Durham Police Department for helping us close out this case.”
Guyant said an unsecured bond means that Dixon, 30, had to pay no money upon his release.
With a Halifax County District Court date scheduled Tuesday, Guyant said if Dixon fails to appear that means his bond will go to $10,000 secured and he will have to pay $10,000 or have a bail bondsman post up to 15 percent of that amount.
Dixon, of Durham, becomes the second person charged in the robbery after Ramon Anderson, 35, of Raleigh, was arrested in Wake County. Guyant said Anderson remains in custody and was scheduled for a first appearance today in Halifax County. No further information was immediately available today on the outcome of that appearance.
Dixon was served with warrants for conspiracy to commit armed robbery and felony aid and abet armed robbery.
Anderson faces charges of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, trafficking opium, and conspiracy to traffick opium.
In the Spears robbery the masked and armed men moved all employees to the back at gunpoint and used a garbage bag to fill it with specific narcotics which were described as controlled substances.
There were 98 varieties of medications stolen from Spears which represent thousands of prescription pills including Oxycodone, morphine, hydrocodone, amphetamines and others.