Man suspected in Albemarle, Locust bank robberies arrested in Gold Hill

Published 2:01 pm Thursday, May 30, 2019

A Gold Hill man faces charges as a suspect in multiple bank robberies, including ones in Albemarle and Locust.

Joshua McHone, 35, of 425 Liberty Road, was arrested by Rowan County Sheriff’s Office

Joshua McHone

Wednesday after warrants on the charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon were obtained for his arrest by the Lexington Police Department for the robbery of the Lexington First National Bank on May 10, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for the robbery of a Charlotte Wells Fargo on March 11 and the Locust Police Department for the robbery of the Locust Woodforest National Bank on May 22. He has since been charged with the March 25 robbery of the North Carolina State Employee Credit Union in Albemarle.

A multi-agency investigation led by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and Lexington Police was assisted by agencies of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, Locust Police, Albemarle Police, Concord Police, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and Aberdeen Police.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated, according to Locust Police Department. McHone is in the Davidson County Jail awaiting a June 10 court appearance.