3 Fugitives Arrested in Downtown Salisbury, N.C. Monday by Sheriff’s Deputies Allegedly for Multiple Armed Robberies and Kidnappings

Posted on March 1, 2017



RFP Staff

♦  In recent years Salisbury, N.C. has been labeled a dangerous “criminal vortex” attracting fugitives from justice from all over North Carolina and other states.  If criminals avoid attention by avoiding traffic infractions and keeping miscreant behavior out-of-sight, they can skate through Salisbury unscathed.  The town is a 5 star hideout where killers, bank robbers, and sex criminals can fade from the screen.  The local police department has few officers and the city has lots of cheap rentals and abandoned hovels, a large pre-existing criminal underworld, gangs, and the N.C.’s largest homeless shelter where they don’t do background checks. Salisbury is indeed the place.

On Monday afternoon 3 fugitives from justice were arrested by Rowan County Sheriff’s office deputies on fugitive warrants at 115 N. Church Street in Downtown Salisbury. Arrested were Christian Sidney Griffin, 21, of Jamaica, NY, Ansel Harry Knight, 29, of Valley Stream, N.Y. and Chauncey Lewis, 18, of Hollis, N.Y. Many of our readers will recall their names and mugshots from their alleged robbery of a T-Mobile store on 1215 E. Innes Street and a standoff at a nearby Hampton Inn on September 26th 2016. The trio is facing armed robbery and kidnapping charges in Delaware. The three men are expected to be extradited to that state.

115 N. Church Street, Salisbury, N.C.:

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Chauncey Lewis and Ansel Harry Knight were charged Monday night with the same charges: fugitive from justice (felony), Robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons (felony) and kidnapping (2nd degree). Under a secured $350,000 bond, the two men are being held in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Christian Sidney Griffin was charged Monday for 3 counts of robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons (felony), fugitive from justice (felony), 4 counts of kidnapping (2nd degree) (felony), and 2 counts of conspiracy (felony). Under a secured $715,000 bond, he is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Ansel Harry Knight:

Chauncey Lewis:

Christian Sidney Griffin:

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An RFP article from September 26th, 2016: “Updated–Salisbury: Four Rob the T-Mobile Store on E. Innes Street at Gunpoint Monday. The Four Suspects Now in Custody”

“UPDATED: Salisbury Police sources report that around 10:30 a.m. today four armed men held up the T-Mobile Store at 1215 E. Innes Street at gunpoint. The four were identified as Kendale Laquam Greyer, 29, of Jamaica, NY, Christian Sidney Griffin, 21, of Jamaica, NY, Ansel Harry Knight, 29, of Valley Stream, N.Y. and Chauncey Lewis, 18, of Hollis, N.Y. The four stuck up the T-Mobile Store where they forced customers and employees into a back room and told them to lay down on the floor at gun point. They allegedly stole cellphones from the store as well as an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police received a description of a white car with a New York license and four males wearing red. An immediate 911 dispatch went out and the men were soon spotted going through the Casa Grande Restaurant’s parking lot on the way toward the Hampton Inn. Soon the area was swarming with Salisbury Police, Sheriff’s Office, and NC Highway patrol vehicles.  Two of the suspects were quickly captured while two others retreated into the Hampton Inn.

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Officers surrounded the hotel and guests were evacuated around 11:45 a.m. to a Salisbury Transit bus. No reports of injury at either the T-Mobile store or the Hampton Inn. Rowan EMS and the Salisbury Fire Department remained on the property.

Helicopters circled the area in the early afternoon. Nearby Rowan-Cabarrus Community College was placed on lockdown until all four suspects were arrested and placed in custody.

Salisbury Police officers cleared each room at the Hampton Inn one by one. Just before 2 p.m. the last two suspects were escorted out of the Hampton’s back door and placed in awaiting Salisbury Police vehicles.

All four men have since been processed into the Rowan County Detention Center.

Kendale Laquam Greyer was charged with robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons (felony). Under a secured $150,000 bond, he is being in held in the the Rowan County Detention Center.

Kendale Laquam Greyer:

Christian Sidney Griffin was charged with robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons (felony) and second degree kidnapping (felony). Under a secure $250,000 bond, he is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Christian Sidney Griffin:

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Chauncey Lewis was charged with robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons (felony) and second degree kidnapping (felony). Under a secured $250,000 bond, he is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Chauncey Lewis:

Ansel Knight was charged with robbery with firearms and other dangerous weapons (felony) and second degree kidnapping (felony). Under a secured $250,000 bond, he is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Ansel Harry Knight:

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