Two arrested for armed robbery of man at church

Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields announced two arrests following a robbery investigation in the Carthage area.

On Dec. 26, 2022, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a robbery at Putnam Friends Church in Carthage. A male victim reported traveling to Putnam Friends Church from Asheboro to meet an acquaintance. Upon arriving at the church, a vehicle approached, and two people exited the vehicle and allegedly robbed him of cash and a pair of shoes at gunpoint before fleeing the area.

The next day, sheriff’s investigators arrested ZoeThornton, 20, of Asheboro, and Qua-Mek McCrimmon, 18, of Asheboro.

Thornton and McCrimmon were each charged with one count of felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of felony conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Thornton and McCrimmon were each committed to the Moore County Detention Center under a $30,000 secured bond pending a first court appearance in Moore County District Court on Thursday, Jan. 12 and are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


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