STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - Police have arrested a man and charged him in connection with multiple robberies that occurred around Statesville on Dec. 28 and on Jan. 1.
Elton Petit Frere, 21, of Wilkesboro, was charged with 3 counts of armed robbery and 1 count of attempted armed robbery. Frere is believed to be responsible for a Dec. 28 robbery at a Red Roof Inn in which he reportedly demanded money from a clerk while brandishing a small knife and stealing approximately $200.
In addition to this, Frere was also connected to a Jan. 1 robbery of a Gas 'N Snack and Long John Silver’s establishment on Landson Dr. where he stole over $700 in currency and an employee’s cell phone. The suspect fled from this robbery on food but was apprehended after a brief pursuit on Sowers Ln.
Frere has been transferred to the custody of Iredell County Jail where he currently is being held on a $300,000 secured bond.