• Arrest made in Granite Falls video poker parlor armed robbery

    By: Adam Gaub

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    GRANITE FALLS, N.C. - Two Statesville men are charged in connection with an armed robbery at a Granite Falls game room that happened earlier this month.

    Johnny Lee Griffin Jr., 31, is charged with armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping for his role in the robbery at Al’s Gameroom on May 3.

    On Thursday, a day after Griffin's arrest, Granite Falls Police announced 35-year-old Acquilla Booze Cain Jr. was arrested by the Lenoir Police Department during a traffic stop. He is charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping. 

    Cain was booked into the Caldwell County Detention Center on a $100,000 secured bond and is set to make his first appearance in Lenoir District Court on Monday, May 20.

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    Authorities report that Griffin was arrested by the Longview Police Department after he ran from police on 19th Street Northwest around 4:30 p.m. Griffin sustained a foot injury as a result of the chase and was treated at Caldwell UNC Healthcare.

    He was later booked into the Caldwell County Detention Center on a $200,000 secured bond. His first appearance is set for Friday in Lenoir District Court.

    The Granite Falls Police Department said it anticipates more arrests in the case. 

     

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