Second arrest made in CMC parking deck robbery

Credit: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

Joshua Aaron Wilson.


by Staff

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 6 at 5:48 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Authorities have charged two 19-year-old men with the robbery of a woman at gunpoint in the parking deck at Carolinas Medical Center early last Tuesday morning.

The second suspect in the robbery of a woman in the parking deck at Carolinas Medical Center was arrested by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Violent Criminal Apprehension Team.

Quay Laurentis Davis, 19, was picked up in the 1500 block of Long Paw Lane. Davis was interviewed by detectives then charged in the robbery.

Last Thursday, CMPD arrested 19-year-old Joshua Aaron Wilson in connection with this case. 

Both Davis and Wilson are charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony conspiracy.

Davis is also facing an additional count for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The lead came from a tip called in to officers that the suspect vehicle was at a residence on Taylor Drive.

The owner of the vehicle was identified as Wilson, and he voluntarily came in to be interviewed by robbery detectives, officials say.

Following the interview, detectives charged Wilson in connection with the armed robbery.

Police say the robbery happened shortly before 1 a.m. in the parking garage off of Scott Avenue.

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The victim told NBC Charlotte that the suspect came up from behind her, which made her drop her purse and cell phone. The suspect then pointed a gun to her head and demanded money.

The victim told the man she had money in her purse. The suspect then took the victim's purse and cell phone before leaving the scene on foot.

A CMC spokesperson said security regularly patrols the parking garages on campus.  He also said the garages have security cameras.

Neighbors living in the Dilworth neighborhood are shocked. 

"It really surprises me.  I thought living in Dilworth was a safe place to live.  The climate's changing around here," said Dilworth resident Louise MaCavaugh.

CMC spokesman, Kevin McCarthy, said the hospital area is fairly secure despite the armed robbery.

"We have enhanced lighting, we have video cameras, we have help stations throughout the parking decks that people can go to if they feel they're being threatened and we also our own security department and they patrol the area on a regular basis on foot."

Wilson was transported to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. His bonds total $12,500.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at (704) 334-1600.