Arrests Made In Armed Robbery Of Diamond Cab Driver

Erika Jones

Erika Jones

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have arrested two people in connection with the armed robbery of a cab driver early Tuesday morning.

CMPD arrested 25-year-old Ericka Laronda Jones and 23-year-old Marquis Jajuan Moise on Tuesday in connection with the crime.

Police say their investigation initially led them to Jones, who voluntarily came to police head quarters for questioning. After the interview, Jones was charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Authorities signed a warrant for Moise Tuesday evening, who was then apprehended by patrol officers in the North Tryon Division.

Marquis Moise

Marquis Moise

Moise faces the same charges as Jones, but was also charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious bodily injury.

A Diamond Cab driver was heading inbound on Monroe Road around 3 a.m. Tuesday after picking up Jones. Jones then exited the cab without paying her fare, police say, when police say Moise approached his car near the intersection of Washburn Avenue and demanded money and shot the cab driver in the leg.

The cab driver to Carolinas Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Diamond Cab says the cabbie has worked with the company for some time.

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