Tuesday, 13 August 2019 11:44

Burke County Man Charged In Armed Robbery

Andrew Michael Davis Andrew Michael Davis Courtesy of Burke County Sheriff's Office

22-year-old Andrew Michael Davis of Pax Hill Road in Morganton is charged with felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, larceny of a firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm.

Just before 1:00 a.m. today (August 13), a white male, later identified as Andrew Michael Davis, entered the Shop and Save #3 Convenience Store on NC 18-US 64 at Pax Hill Road in Morganton, with a handgun. Davis asked the store clerk for a carton of cigarettes, took the cash from the register, and left the store on foot walking toward Lenoir.

A customer in the store followed Davis in their personal vehicle. Davis was struck and injured by the customer's vehicle. A Burke County Deputy responding to the robbery scene was made aware of a male laying it the ditch on Pax Hill Road. The deputy found the man, who was later identified as Davis.

The deputy seized a handgun, cash, a carton of cigarettes and a mask from, or near, Davis. The subject was detained by the deputy and subsequently transported by Burke County EMS to a hospital where he was admitted. Warrants for Davis have been issued, they were to be served upon his release from the hospital.

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