Traffic stop leads to robbery arrest

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A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Wilson man who authorities say robbed GameStop in Holly Springs last month.

A week ago, Wilson police stopped a vehicle after stop sign violation in the area of Raleigh Road Parkway and Vance Street. The officer spoke to the driver, who identified herself as 19-year-old Angelis L. Banks-Davis of Raleigh, according to officials. Banks-Davis didn’t have a valid driver’s license, police said.

During the stop, the officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to Sgt. Steve Stroud. The officer asked Banks-Davis and the passenger, 20-year-old Mikal A. Hamilton of Wilson, to get out of the vehicle so that a search could be conducted.

During the search, the officer found 24 grams of marijuana, scales, a BB pistol and a PlayStation console, Stroud said. The console had been reported stolen from a GameStop in Holly Springs during a Jan. 30 armed robbery.

Hamilton was arrested and taken to the police department where officials contacted Holly Springs police, Stroud said.

Holly Springs officers obtained an arrest warrant charging Hamilton with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Wilson police charged Hamilton with felony possession of stolen goods, carrying a concealed weapon and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. Hamilton received a $120,000 secured bond.

Banks-Davis was cited for driving without a license and a stop sign violation.

Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.