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Police: 2 Arrested In Assault On Jewelry Store Workers

10:49 AM, Jul 25, 2013   |    comments
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Mebane, NC -- Police in Mebane said they have arrested two men who assaulted employees at Ashley and Co Jewelers while attempting to rob the business, last Friday. 

Read: Jewelry Store Workers Fight With Alleged Robbers

Employees reported that the men came inside looked around, pulled out a gun and then began making demands.

Police said said when employees fought back, one employee was pepper-sprayed; the other was punched in the face. Both were treated at the store for minor injuries.

Police said their assailants were unsuccessful in robbing the store - no money or merchandise was taken.

Thursday, Mebane police said they arrested:

Thomas Charles Porter of Durham, NC. Porter is charged with: Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

  • Attempted Armed Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Assault Inflicting Serious Injury
  • Assault by Pointing a Gun
  • Second Degree Kidnapping
  • Assault on a Female

Porter was also served with three outstanding warrants for Felony Probation Violations. His bond was set at $132,000.

Darren Lumus Edward Hart, Jr. was also arrested. He is charged with:

  • Attempted Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Second Degree Kidnapping
  • Assault by Pointing a Gun

Hart's bond was set at $125,000.

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