According to WSOC, Deone Brice was caught on surveillance video putting the clerk's son in a chokehold and pointing the gun at the clerk while the clerk's 4-year-old grandson watched.
Happening Now! Lowell police say they got the man who pistol whipped a store clerk & her son, then pointed the gun at her 4 yo grandson. Deonte Brice a registered sex offender was already in jail on other charges. He got a half a million dollar bond in the new charges. pic.twitter.com/wpD2lTRUkD— Ken (@kenlemonWSOC9) February 7, 2018
The employee said that the robber also aimed the gun at her grandson and threatened to kill him.
Officers said Brice, who is a registered sex offender, was already in jail for violating the rules of his probation by picking up an elementary school student from their bus stop weeks before the robbery.
A judge gave Brice a $500,000 bond for the new charges against him.
Police also arrested Dustin Bingham who they believe was the getaway driver.