Man charged with pistol-whipping clerk, threatening 4-year-old boy

LOWELL, N.C. — A man accused of pistol-whipping a clerk and pointing a gun at a 4-year-old boy during a violent robbery is behind bars.

Lowell police said Deone Brice is the man seen in a jaw-dropping surveillance video at the Lowell Mini Mart on McAdenville Road

In the surveillance video, the suspect is seen putting the clerk’s son in a chokehold and pointing the gun at the clerk while the clerk’s 4-year-old grandson watched.

The clerk told Channel 9 last week that the robber at one point aimed the gun at her grandson and threatened to kill him.

Officers said Brice, who is a registered sex offender, was already in jail for violating the rules of his probation by picking up an elementary school student from their bus stop weeks before the robbery.

A judge gave Brice a $500,000 bond for the new charges against him.

Police this week also arrested Dustin Bingham who they said was the getaway driver.

Dustin Bingham

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