Update! Salisbury: Christopher Ray Payne Arrested Thursday for the Alleged Armed Robbery at the Rushco on Statesville Blvd. on Sunday

Posted on October 6, 2017

RFP Staff

♦ According to Salisbury Police sources Christopher Ray Payne, 38, was arrested at his home on 1090 Chickadee Lane, Woodleaf, N.C. on Thursday at 3:30 pm. for the alleged armed robbery of Rushco convenience store on 2480 Statesville Blvd on Sunday October 1st. Our earlier article was based on a clerical error at the Salisbury Police Department when they posted this link between Payne’s arrest and the strong arm robbery at the Rushco #4 at 1901 W. Innes Street:

Christopher Ray Payne:

Charges Christopher Ray Payne:

Christopher Ray Payne’s Previous Record:


1090 Chickadee Lane, Woodleaf, N.C.:

Location 1090 Chickadee Lane, Woodleaf, N.C.:

From the October 2nd article in the RFP: “Salisbury: Armed Robbery Sunday Evening at Rushco #2 at 2480 Statesville Boulevard. Robber Grabs $91 and a Cash Register”

“According to Salisbury Police sources the Rushco #2 convenience store, at 2480 Statesville Boulevard, was the victim of a “robbery-firearm” when an armed robber forced a clerk to open a cash register on Sunday evening and turn over $91 in cash.  The robber had something wrapped around his hand as if it contained a gun.  He told a female clerk to give him the money or he’d shoot her. The robber fled the store with both the cash and the cash register (valued at $350) and took off from the lot in a black Ford Explorer SUV.  No injuries were reported.  An undetermined firearm was employed. The crime was reported to dispatch at 7:19 p.m. and the Salisbury Police soon arrived on the lot. At this time a person of interest is being sought.

Rushco #2, 2480 Statesville Boulevard, Salisbury, N.C.:

Location Rushco #2, 2480 Statesville Boulevard, Salisbury, N.C.:

Manifest of stolen items from Rushco #2 from Salisbury Police Department Event Report:

Security cam still of person of interest:

Security Cam Still of black Ford Explorer SUV:

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