Two accused of robbing pizza delivery driver

Mar. 06, 2014 @ 08:15 AM

Two Granite Falls men have been arrested and accused of robbing a Domino's Pizza delivery driver two months ago.

Matthew Keith Taylor, 28, of Circle Street and Adam Ford Richardson, 32, of Peachtree Lane are accused of ordering the pizza to be delivered to 128 N. Main St. in Granite Falls the night of Sunday, Jan. 26, and then as the driver approached about 9:30 p.m. one of them flagged down the driver while the second man was crouched and hiding nearby, Lt. Chris Jenkins of the Granite Falls Police Department said. The driver, Gregory Mark Buff, 47, got out of the car, and the man who flagged him down picked up a stick and threatened to hit Buff if he didn't turn over the money he had, Jenkins said.

Buff dropped the two pizzas and $15 and drove away, then headed to the Granite Falls Police Department to report the incident.

An investigator called Taylor on Monday to tell him an arrest warrant had been issued, and Taylor turned himself in that night. Richardson was arrested on Tuesday at 4 a.m. at Murphy Express in Granite Falls by a Lenoir police officer who recognized him as one of the suspects wanted in the robbery.

Taylor and Richardson both were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, a felony. Taylor was also charged with two counts of probation violation. His bond was set at $5,000 secured.

Richardson was also charged with for assault on a female and injury to personal property from previously issued arrest warrants. His bond was set at $2,500 secured.