LUMBERTON — A man wanted for armed robbery and kidnapping in Tar Heel is in jail in Lumberton for unrelated charges.
Channing Blackwell, 19, of 2229 Spring Branch Road in Tar Heel, was arrested by officers of the Lumberton Police Department on Saturday for the robbery and shooting of two individuals who were attempting to make a night deposit at a Lumberton bank, Bladen County Sheriff Steve Bunn said Monday.
According to reports, Blackwell confronted the two at the night depository of the bank, stole the deposits and shot them both. One of the victims was badly injured, Bunn said. Blackwell was arrested in the neighborhood following the shooting and is being held in Lumberton Jail on $150,000 bond for two counts of attempted murder.
Blackwell also has warrants in Bladen County for the March 24 robbery of Mo’s Fast Mart in Tar Heel, where he robbed the cashier, Jameel Mohammed, 19, forced him into his own vehicle, and made him drive away from the scene to the area of Spring Branch Road, Bunn said.
He will face charges in Bladen County of armed robbery, first-degree kidnapping and firing into an occupied vehicle for the March 24 incident, and also for the Jan. 2 theft of a four-wheeler on Fields Road in Tar Heel and the Feb. 5 theft of a 2005 Honda Civic from Tar Heel Road in Tar Heel, Bunn said.