2 arrested after armed robbery and high-speed chase in Raeford

Shown is a police car with flashing lights. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

RAEFORD – Last Friday, a Hoke County man and woman were arrested after engaging in an armed robbery in Raeford, which resulted in a high-speed chase.

According to the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office, the incident began at roughly 3:45 p.m. after deputies received a report about an armed robbery in the 200 block of Ben Austin Road.

Dominick Wick, the victim of the robbery, suffered minor injuries during the incident and had several items stolen from him. Wick told officers that a man with dreads in a blue hoodie, who was driving a dark gray dodge charger, fired a weapon into his car before fleeing the scene.

Shortly after deputies received the suspect description from the victim, they encountered the suspect’s vehicle. The suspects then led deputies on a high-speed chase, which fortunately ended without injuries or further incident.

The 28-year-old DaVontae Xavier Grace and Jalissa Danny Dixon, 25, were arrested and taken to the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office.

Grace was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm in an enclosure to incite fear, and possession of a firearm by a felon. In addition, Grace was also cited by the North Carolina Highway Patrol for several traffic violations. He is currently being held on a $125,000 secured bond.

Dixon was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony conspiracy. She is currently being held on a $75,000 secured bond.

At this time, the investigation into this incident is still considered ongoing. If anyone has any additional information regarding this case, please contact Lt. Sullivan at (910) 875-5111.