Joel Pearson Faw

Joel Pearson Faw

The Wilkes Sheriff’s Office arrested a man in connection with a June 24 armed robbery at Wyke’s Food Mart on U.S. 421 West near Wilkesboro.

Joel Pearson Faw, 31, was arrested on July 15 on a charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon and was placed in the Wilkes County Jail with a $50,000 secured bond, said Chief Deputy James Summers.

Sheriff’s office detectives tracked down the suspect through leads obtained during their investigation, said Summers, adding that the case is still under investigation.

Summers said an undisclosed amount of cash was taken in the armed robbery, which he said occurred around mid-morning.

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