Man Arrested in Standoff Connected to Deadly Sweepstakes Business Robbery: Police

Winston-Salem Man Barricaded Himself Inside Home

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Police arrested a man who barricaded himself inside a house,in Winston-Salem Friday morning.

Officers say they arrested Demetrius Lamont Gainey, who was wanted in connection to death of 53-year-old Albert Haskins Jr. who was killed during a robbery of 'The Hook', which is a sweepstakes business.

RELATED | 'The Hook' Homicide: Winston-Salem Police Looking For Two Men

According to police, around 11:00pm Thursday, an officer saw Gainey riding in a car in the 1900 block of 14th St and initiated a traffic stop. Officers say Gainey jumped out of the car and forced his way into a house. The people in the house were able to get out safely.

 

Officers staged around the house to prevent Gainey from leaving which prompted the standoff. The SWAT team was activated and around 6:00am Friday Gainey surrendered, police said.

Gainey was book on the following charges:

  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
  • Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury
  • Parole Violation

The investigation into the December 11th deadly robbery at 'The Hook' is still active and police say they are looking for another suspect. The Hook is located on Kernersville Road in Winston-Salem.

 

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