Five more suspects charged in Walnut Creek Amphitheatre robbery

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The Raleigh Police Department has charged five more people in a brazen robbery at the Walnut Creek Amphitheater July 13 that netted nearly a half million dollars.

Adjani Bryant, 22, was arrested in the case last month.


Arrest warrants allege 33-year-old Jamell Melvin and 17-year-old Javeal Baker are the other two who robbed Walnut Creek Amphitheater employees at gunpoint, stealing money from the business office and robbing employees of their cell phones and wallets.

Melvin and Baker are now facing the same charges as Bryant - six counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and five counts of second-degree kidnapping, as well as conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Melvin also faces one count of assault with a deadly weapon; police say he struck a man in the back of the head with a pistol during the robbery.

Kianna Baker, 33, is Javeal Baker's mother. Arrest warrants show they share a Raleigh apartment with Melvin at 3011 Ripley Station Way. She's charged with felony accessory after the fact. Raleigh police say she helped her son and Melvin spend the stolen money and held onto the key to a safe where they allegedly kept the cash. She is also faces drug charges out of Wake County.

Lorenzo McNeil, 20, is also charged with accessory after the fact. He's accused of helping Bryant, Melvin, and J. Baker hide the stolen money in a storage facility. McNeil faces a charge of drug possession as well.

Melvin is at the Wake County Detention Center under more than $1.5 million bond.

In court, Baker asked the judge about his $3 million bond amount. Prosecutors explained he was convicted in March on 11 counts of breaking and entering motor vehicles and was on post-release supervision when he was charged earlier this week with simple assault.

Shymale Robertson, 18, is charged with possession of stolen property.

Police have also recovered currency believed to have been taken during the hold-up.

All suspects are due back in court on Sept. 9.

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