LOWELL, N.C. -- (WSOC) -- A man accused of pistol-whipping a clerk and pointing a gun at a 4-year-old boy during a violent robbery is behind bars.
Lowell police said Deone Brice is the man seen in a jaw-dropping surveillance video at the Lowell Mini Mart on McAdenville Road.
In the surveillance video, the suspect is seen putting the clerk’s son in a chokehold and pointing the gun at the clerk while the clerk’s 4-year-old grandson watched.
The clerk told Channel 9 last week that the robber at one point aimed the gun at her grandson and threatened to kill him.
Officers said Brice, who is a registered sex offender, was already in jail for violating the rules of his probation by picking up an elementary school student from their bus stop weeks before the robbery.
A judge gave Brice a $500,000 bond for the new charges against him.
Police this week also arrested Dustin Bingham who they said was the getaway driver.