Two more face charges in deadly robbery of Rowan County grandmother

Two more face charges in deadly robbery of Rowan County grandmother

ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Two more men are facing charges in the deadly robbery of a 62-year-old grandmother in Rowan County last week.

Melanie Clark was found dead in her home on Dulin Avenue last Monday night by her family after she didn't show up for church Sunday. She died from gunshot wounds, police say.

Clark's grandson, 25-year-old Joshua Dimitri Clark, was charged with murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in her death.

Creaig Helms Jr and Cory Wayne Harrington were recently identified as suspects in the case. Deputies say Melanie Clark's credit card was stolen during the robbery and used after her death at an ATM.

Helms and Harrington, who deputies say knew Joshua Clark, were reportedly caught on ATM security video but tried to hide their faces.

Helms and Harrington each face a charge of felony identity theft.

Harrington was arrested on Thursday afternoon, but only after a short foot chase. Deputies say when they tried to serve a warrant on him, he jumped out a window of the house he was in and tried to run away. After he was caught he was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $60,000 bond.

Helms was arrested on Wednesday and placed in the detention center under a $10,000 secured bond.

According to warrants, Josh Clark robbed his grandmother of a Wells Fargo credit card. He was armed with a 9mm handgun at the time.

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