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Wilmington police make an arrest in robbery investigation

Davonte Batron Baskerville (Source: WPD) Davonte Batron Baskerville (Source: WPD)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington police arrested Davonte Batron Baskerville Friday morning in connection with an armed robbery that happened in the 400 block of Marion Drive around 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

According to the robbery victim, he and Baskerville knew each other and upon getting out of a vehicle, he saw Baskerville point a gun and start walking toward him.

Baskerville then reached into the victim's pockets and demanded money. As the victim tried to push Baskerville off of him, Baskerville shot him in the chest. The two ended up on the ground fighting. Baskerville hit the victim in the head with the gun and ran away.

Wilmington police obtained a warrant for Baskerville soon after the incident and the U. S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force began looking for him. They apprehended Baskerville on Friday morning at a residence in Wilmington, according to the news release.

Baskerville is being held at the New Hanover County Detention Facility under a $502,000 bond.

According to the news release, he has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and two counts of failure to appear on prior charges.

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