Injured Suspect Faces Charges in Armed Robbery, Shooting
An injured suspect in the armed robbery and shooting that took place June 28 at a convenience store near Lakeview has been charged.
Randy Joel Williams, the fourth suspect charged in the incident, was released from UNC Hospitals Chapel Hill July 3 after receiving treatment for his injuries, according to a press release, and Moore County Sheriff’s deputies arrested him and transported him back to Moore County. Williams was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and first degree kidnapping.
Williams received a $250,000 secure bond and is currently being held at Central Prison in Raleigh.
Williams was shot in the face during the robbery attempt. A store clerk, Grace Kelly, 75, and her husband, Angus Kelly, 78, also were shot during the robbery.
Angus Kelly arrived at the convenience store to pick up his wife that night and came upon the robbery. He got a shotgun from his vehicle and fired a shot through the store window, according to a Sheriff’s Office report. Gunfire was exchanged, and Kelly was shot in the torso. His wife was hit in the arm, and Williams was shot in the face.
Grace Kelly was treated and released at First Health Moore Regional Hospital. Her husband was taken to UNC Hospitals Chapel Hill, where he under went surgery.
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