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Tabor man charged in Whiteville area robbery

Travis Tyrone Jordan


     A young man from the Tabor City area is one of two men arrestd following a violent armed robbery north of Whiteville Thursday night, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office reports show.

     Travis Tyrone Jordan, 20, of Sandy Place Drive, Tabor City, and Tiquan Davis, 17, were arrested at Davis’ Willow Creek Lane home, about 1.6 miles from the Old Lumberton Road robbery, reports by Deputy Dajah Graham said.

Tiquan Davis

     Both Jordan and Davis were charged with breaking and entering, assault with a deadly weapon, and robbery with a dangerous weapon,

     Walter David Simmons, 48, told deputies that three young men came to his home asking about a neighbor, left, then returned asking to use his phone, sheriff’s spokeswoman Michelle Tatum said.

     “During this interaction the males took Mr. Simmons’ phone, beat him with a baseball bat and other items, then took his wallet,” Tatum said. “They also forced entry into Mr. Simmons’ residence by breaking glass on a door.”

     Simmons injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

     A third suspect has been identified as a person of interest, Tatum said, but had not been charged Friday morning.

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