Durham County

He allegedly robbed a motel, a bank and a restaurant — while he was on probation

Jamell Nunn
Jamell Nunn Durham County jail

A Durham man has been arrested and charged with robbing two businesses at gunpoint and attempting to rob a bank.

Jamell Anthony Nunn, 28, was arrested on Delray Street by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force.

Nunn is charged with robbing the Extended Stay America at 3105 Tower Blvd. on Sept. 6.

In that incident, a man approached the counter, pulled out a gun and demanded money, police said. Nunn was arrested on one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Nunn is also charged with armed robbery of the Subway restaurant at 401 East Lakewood Ave. on Sept. 5.

In that incident, two men entered the business together shortly before 6:45 p.m. One man ordered a cookie while the second pulled out a silver revolver and pointed it at the manager while the manager was opening the cash register, police said.

The two men grabbed money from the register and ran from the business, police said. Nunn and Ramonte Pettiford, 25, were each charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

In addition, Nunn and Pettiford have been charged with attempting to rob the Mechanics & Farmers Bank branch at 2705 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. on Aug. 9. In that incident, two men wearing coats entered the bank around 12:45 p.m., police said.

One man approached the counter and handed a teller a note demanding money and implying the use of a gun. No weapon was seen. Both men left the bank without getting any money, police said. Nunn and Pettiford were charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

Nunn was also arrested on outstanding charges from the Durham County Sheriff’s Office. Nunn was being held in the Durham County jail under $2,255,600 bail.

Nunn was given 12 months of supervised probation in July for a misdemeanor charge of possessing drug paraphernalia, according to court records. The records show other drug-related charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement that also required Nunn to perform community service and seek drug treatment.

The N.C. Department of Correction listed him as a fugitive in August from the Probation and Parole Office for violating terms of his probation.

He previously served time in the Durham County jail after being convicted of cyberstalking, assault on a female, resisting an officer, felony breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering, among other charges.

Nunn is scheduled to appear Monday for a hearing in Durham County Superior Court.

Tammy Grubb: 919-829-8926, @TammyGrubb

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