VIRGINIA BEACH VA April 26 2012 - Four men, three from North Carolina, are charged with robbing a Va. Beach motel.
Police were called to the Sundial Motel on 21st Street around 1:00 a.m. Tuesday after two men wearing masks demanded money from the desk clerk.
Witnesses heard a gunshot and saw two men running towards 20th Street and Arctic Avenue.
An officer in the area noticed a car circling in the area and followed it, making a traffic stop on I-264. The driver and passenger were taken into custody, but the officer didn’t know there were two other men hiding in the back seat, according to investigators.
Those two got into the front and drove off, eventually crashing into a sign at General Booth Boulevard and Rudee Inlet. The men bailed – one went into the water but was found. The fourth suspect was caught by K9 and was treated for minor injuries from the dog bite.
Darius Antonio Casey, 21, from Emporia is charged with Armed Robbery, Use of a Firearm, Wearing a Mask, Conspiracy, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling.
Maurice Davon Sneed, 24, of Roanoke Rapids, NC is charged with Armed Robbery, Use of a Firearm, Wearing a Mask, Conspiracy and Felony Eluding Police.
Leroy Harris, 25, of Garysburg, NC is charged with Armed Robbery, Use of a Firearm and Conspiracy.
Jaquan Rashee Cheek, 22,of Roanoke Rapids, NC is charged with Armed Robbery, Use of a Firearm and Conspiracy.