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News in Salem

Published on Thursday, January 25, 2018

Salem Police Make Arrests in Armed Robbery Case

On January 24, at approximately 11:30 p.m., officers from the Salem Police Department responded to the 1300 block of West Main Street in reference to a reported armed robbery.  The victim told officers that three known suspects robbed him at gunpoint.  The victim also provided descriptions and names of all three individuals, as well as a description of their vehicle.

After further investigation, officers identified the driver of the vehicle, determined that four males were actually involved and obtained arrest warrants for two adult and two juvenile suspects. 

On Thursday afternoon, Salem detectives located the suspected vehicle at a residence in the 3400 block of Catawba Valley Road in Roanoke County and determined that at least two of the suspects were inside of the residence.  Salem Officers and members of the Roanoke County Police Department made multiple attempts to reach the suspects and have them exit the home, but they were unsuccessful.

A short time later, the Roanoke County Emergency Response Team was able to make contact with the suspects and take them into custody without incident.  Salem detectives conducted a search of the property and found evidence related to the January 24 robbery.

Kenneth C. Gray, 19, of Salem, was charged with two counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, two counts of Robbery, two counts of Conspiring to Commit Robbery and one count of Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony.  A juvenile male also was taken into custody and charged.

The investigation is ongoing and one additional adult and juvenile remain suspects in the case.


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