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Victim turns the tables on would-be Craigslist robbers

Hardaway (L), Galloway (M), Williams (R) (Source: NHC Jail) Hardaway (L), Galloway (M), Williams (R) (Source: NHC Jail)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Wilmington Police arrested three men in connection to an attempted armed robbery in the 200 block of Lullwater Drive around 12:48 p.m. Wednesday.

According to the WPD, the victim was attempting to sell a rifle to three potential buyers he had met through Craigslist.

As the victim handed over rifle, one suspect took the gun and pointed it back at him. The victim then pulled out a pistol and told the suspect to drop the gun because it was not loaded.

The victim then made all three suspects lay on the ground as he ran away from the scene and called 911.

Officers responded and were able to apprehend the three suspects: Edvis Miquem Galloway, 24, Savon Khalif Hardaway, 18, and Kalmeaice Kawanna Williams, 38.

Officers charged Galloway, Hardaway and Williams with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy robbery with a dangerous weapon. They were placed in the New Hanover County Jail under a $500,000 secured bond.

Galloway and Hardaway were among several suspects arrested in August on multiple drug and gun charges after police pulled their vehicle over for not having a tag or working brake lights.

Police searched the car and found a 357 revolver, 25 bags of marijuana each weighing 134 grams, and 2 red bandanas.

Galloway was also involved in a stabbing incident in April of this year. According to eyewitnesses, Galloway was approached by several men and stabbed while walking to Freedom House Mini Market on Chestnut Street.

Police arrested three brothers, Adrian, William, and Antonio Point, in connection to Galloway's stabbing.

REPEAT OFFENDER

Dating back to 2008, Kalmeaice Williams has faced several charges such as assault on a female, financial card theft, and robbery with a dangerous weapon. However, he keeps getting out of jail.

District Attorney Ben David said that this can happen for many different reasons and it's not because judges and prosecutors are apathetic.

David said that criminal history and specific sentencing do play a factor in how long a suspect stays behind bars. He said that Williams has finally reached the point where he's gone too far.

"Sometimes you have to build the right amount of evidence and the right amount of time with a record in order to be in a position to go after maximum justice and that point is here for Kalmeaice Williams," David explained.

David said Williams could be in jail for a matter of years rather than months following this latest charge.

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