RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A 22-year-old man who is accused of robbing a bank before crashing his vehicle on I-440 during his getaway Friday appeared before a judge Monday.
Jamari Shalick Wilson, who will turn 23 on Wednesday, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony speeding to elude arrest, and traffic violations, police said.
Raleigh police said Wilson robbed the Capital Bank on Falls of Neuse Road and then fled the scene in a car. Wilson crashed his car into another car on I-440 and was taken into custody at the scene, police said.
In court, Wilson’s parents said their son has some mental health issues and he was scheduled to see a doctor soon. They asked for bond to be lowered.
Prosecutors argued for an increase in the suspect’s bond – saying investigators recovered the money stolen from the bank in Wilson’s pants, and officers also recovered a handgun and a mask.
A judge increased Wilson’s bond to $225,000.
The wreck was reported just after 12:40 p.m. at mile marker 6 in the area of Glenwood Avenue near Ridge Road, which is exit 7A.
A wreck report released by Raleigh police states Wilson was traveling at speeds in excess of 110 mph before the crash.
Wilson and the person in the other vehicle that was hit both suffered minor injuries.
No one at the bank was injured.