MOUNT HOLLY, NC (FOX 46) - Two suspects have surrendered after breaking into the Mount Holly Gun and Pawn in Gaston County Monday morning.
Police were called to 120 East Henry Street around 4:30 a.m. in regards to a break-in.
Upon arrival, officers noticed the door to the business was pried open. Upon approaching the door, officers were met by two men attempting to flee through the open door.
When noticing the officers, one of the men went back inside and the other was taken into custody across the street.
Police said the man that was apprehended, Jaah’kii Qu’ran Harris, 23, of Charlotte, was carrying trays of jewelry and was armed with a long gun.
The other man, Trey Alonzo Davis, 23, of Charlotte, refused to exit the business for about five and a half hours until negotiators were able to get him to surrender at approximately 10:00 a.m. Monday.
The Mount Holly Police Department utilized the Gastonia Regional SWAT Team to clear the building and found no other suspects.
One man who works at Interstate Surplus, which is a business located in the same building as Mount Holly Gun and Pawn, told FOX 46 Charlotte he was heading into work when he saw the area was shut down.
He told FOX 46 he figured there was an accident, so he went around another way and entered the area from the back. While walking into the building he was approached by a SWAT officer who was armed. He quickly dropped everything in his hands and explained he was just trying to go to work.
The Interstate Surplus employee said he was told by the SWAT officer to quickly leave the property.
Davis and Harris were transported to the Gaston County Jail where they were held under secured bonds. Harris received a $75,000 bond while Davis received a $200,000 bond for the incident Monday and another $284,000 bond for warrants he had from prior charges.
During this situation, assistance was provided by the Gastonia Police Department; Gaston County Sheriff’s Office; Gaston County Police; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and Gaston Emergency Medical Services (GEMS).