Suspects in Armed Robbery Arrested

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Three suspects in an armed robbery earlier this week at Waffle House in Hillsborough have been arrested.

The U.S. Marshals Service, with assistance from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office, arrested the following Wednesday morning in Shelby, North Carolina:

  • Tamiko Lashun Jones of Marshall, Texas.
  • Tony Eugene Lemon of Marshall, Texas.
  • Diamond Walton of Longview, Texas.

They are being held on warrants from Minden, Louisiana, that are similar to the warrants Hillsborough police secured this week for the July 11 robbery at Waffle House, 110 Daniel Boone St. Those warrants would have charged each of the suspects with:

  • Robbery with a dangerous weapon.
  • Conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
  • Defrauding an inn keeper.

The suspects were part of a family of six who entered Hillsborough’s Waffle House on Monday and sat down for a meal before displaying a handgun and demanding money from restaurant employees.