One of two robbery suspects arrested

Jan. 14, 2013 @ 05:10 PM

Monroe police arrested one suspect and are searching for another in connection with a Jan. 6 robbery Monday.

On Jan. 10, an officer saw a car matching the description of one used in the Jan. 6 robbery of a Kangaroo gas station at 3503 Weddington Road.

Around 11:58 p.m. that day, Sgt. Chris Helms of the Monroe Police Department saw the car while patrolling the Marathon gas station on Old Charlotte Highway and Timber Lane. Helms stopped the car, which was a burgundy Honda Accord, and identified the driver as David Vern Hardis, II, 28, of 2815 Unionville-Indian Trail Road, Indian Trail, according to a statement from the Monroe Police Department.

After an investigation, Hardis and Jeremiah David Flowe, 22, of 2710 Old Charlotte Highway in Monroe, were each charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Flowe was arrested Friday and taken to the Union County Jail, according the statement.

According to the Union County Sheriff's Office website, Flowe was still in the Union County Jail as of Monday afternoon under a $15,000 bond.

Warrants have been issued on Hardis. Anyone with information about him should call Crime Stoppers at 704-283-5600. Crime Stoppers pays a cash reward for information leading to arrests of persons involved in criminal activity, according to the Monroe Police Department statement.