Victim robbed after helping men
Two Hickory men were arrested Thursday after robbing a man at gunpoint after the victim assisted the men with car repair.
Travis Lee Webb, of Hickory, told Hickory Police he stopped to help Geno Marquis Jordan, 23, of Hickory, and Sherrod Jaquis Weaver, 19, of Hickory, with a purple Chevrolet Caprice in the area of Third Avenue Southwest.
According to Hickory Police, Webb said the suspects were going to sell him an amp, so he followed the men to a house in the 200 block of 10th Avenue Southeast at about 11:45 a.m. Thursday.
Jordan and Weaver then allegedly robbed Webb at gunpoint, taking money from him and a firearm from his vehicle. The two men fled from the house on 10th Avenue Southeast in the Chevrolet Caprice, which was spray painted with the word "Wonka" and a Willy Wonka character on the side.
Hickory Police stopped the suspects at about noon Thursday on Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard. Sgt. R. George told The O-N-E evidence was found inside the vehicle, and Jordan and Weaver were arrested.
Weaver and Jordan are both charged with robbery with a firearm and larceny of a firearm and are in Catawba County jail with a $50,000 bond each. Both men appeared in court today.