Graham police arrest driver after car crashes following robbery; another suspect still at large

Graham police have arrested one suspect, but another remains at large, after an early-morning robbery at a Graham truck stop.

At 2:28 a.m. Wednesday morning, Graham police officers responded to the Pilot Travel Plaza at 1044 Jimmie Kerr Road after an armed robbery had just occurred.

According to police, the suspects had left the store just prior to the officers’ arrival.

Victims at the truck stop gave a description of the vehicles in which the robbers had left.  A vehicle matching the description was observed on U.S. 70 nearby approximately two minutes after the initial call.

Graham officer Anthony Louizes attempted  to stop the vehicle near U.S. 70 (North Church Street) and Sellars Mill Road.

After a short pursuit, the robbers’ car crashed on Richards Avenue near Sellars Mill Road.

The driver and a single passenger fled the scene, but the driver was subsequently apprehended.   The passenger who fled was described as an unknown black male in his 20’s.

The driver, who police identified as Tyrone Jackson, Jr., 28, black, male of 820 Sarah Williams Avenue in Graham, was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon,

two counts of second degree kidnapping, two counts of assault on a female, felonious fleeing to elude, resisting a public officer, and driving while impaired. He is being held in the Alamance County jail under a $1 million secured bond.

Anyone with information about the identity of the passenger is asked to contact Graham detective Noah Sakin at (336) 570-6711 or Alamance County Crimestoppers.  Tips can be submitted to Crimestoppers via the organizatio’ns website,, or by calling (336) 229-7100.