07/10/09 — Fourth arrest made in Hampton robbery

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Fourth arrest made in Hampton robbery

By Nick Hiltunen
Published in News on July 10, 2009 1:46 PM

Blake Shane Taylor

Police made a fourth arrest Thursday in the June shooting of two clerks at the Hampton Inn on Wayne Memorial Drive, an investigator said.

Blake Shane Taylor, 22, of Evergreen Avenue, was charged with attempted robbery with a firearm and two counts of assault with a gun inflicting serious injury, police said.

Taylor was being held under a $202,500 bond after also being served with an outstanding order for arrest on charges of driving while license revoked and possessing marijuana, police said.

Lead Investigator Dwayne E. Dean confirmed the investigation into the June 11 incident had been closed with Taylor's arrest.

Two hotel employees suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds, one hit in the leg and another in the buttocks, authorities have said.

Employees Stephen King and Amanda Justice were treated and released following the incident.

Police made two arrests shortly after the robbery was reported on June 16.

Alysha Jeannette Williams, 20, of Vanderbilt Circle and Jonathan Glenn Sinclair, 16, of Gulley Street were jailed under $200,000 and $500,000 bonds, respectively, police said.

Another man who had a similar hairstyle to the third arrested suspect was cleared after being arrested with Sinclair and Ms. Williams, police said.

A few days later, police announced that Quinton Edwin Moye, 18, of Brooke Drive, Snow Hill, was actually the third suspect they had sought.

On Thursday afternoon, GPD Sgt. Chad Calloway concurred with Dean that the investigation was "totally closed," and that no new information was being released.

Calloway said that despite inflicting the two injuries, the four suspects did not manage to steal anything from the hotel.

"They tried to rob the place, didn't get any money ... then shot two people and exited," the sergeant said.

Police have not said what roles each of the four defendants might have played in the shooting and attempted robbery.