Man charged for robbing another ABC store

Aug. 14, 2013 @ 05:43 PM

A Mebane man appeared to have second thoughts about whether he wanted to rob the ABC Store on U.S. 70 near Mebane.

But the nine months he spent in prison for previously robbing another ABC Store in Mebane apparently didn’t end up dissuading him. Now, he is held in the Orange County Jail under a $237,000 bond, charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI controlled substance.

Schedule II generally refer to narcotic prescription drugs and Schedule VI generally refers to marijuana.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office charged Jerome Jarrell Jackson, 19, of 1400 Birkdale Circle, Mebane after Mebane police found his car a few hours after the robbery.

The robbery occurred about 9:20 a.m. Monday when a man entered the liquor store and asked where the vodka was. The clerk pointed toward the vodka aisle. The suspect walked over as if he was going to buy some vodka, but he did not, according to police report.

The man then walked out of the store and stood in front of the business, but then re-entered the store and stood in line for a few minutes. Then he went back outside again, the clerk told police.

Once the customer left the store, the clerk said, Jackson entered the store for a third time, but this time he walked up to the counter and pulled a black revolver from a black shoulder bag.

“The subject told her to give him the money, so she did and the subject left the store on foot,” the report said.

Law enforcement officials arrived at the store with a K-9, and the dog followed a track to the Marathon gas station and convenience store just west of the ABC store. The police dog lost the track in the parking lot, and law enforcement officials believed Jackson must have gotten into a vehicle and left the area.

After checking the surveillance video at the store, law enforcement officials saw the man believed to be the robber get into a gold Toyota Camry with a burgundy front end and hood.

It didn’t take Mebane police very long to locate the distinctive-looking car on Vance Street in Mebane. They soon found Jackson and took him to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, where he was charged with the robbery.

Jackson was released from the N.C. Dept. of Corrections in April after serving nine months for common law robbery.