A High Point man is in the Forsyth County Jail on charges of first-degree murder, robbery and kidnapping for his alleged role in a 2017 homicide, according to jail records.

Michael Alexander McConnell, 37, is one of three men indicted on murder charges in the December 2017 shooting death of 53-year-old Albert Fitzhugh Haskins Jr.

The United States Marshals Service arrested McConnell on Thursday in Thomasville, according to Winston-Salem police officer Lt. Gregory Dorn. McConnell is being held in the Forsyth County Jail without bond.

Police say that on Dec. 11, 2017, McConnell, along with Demetrius Gainey, 39, and Prince Charles McDonald, 34, went to The Hook Sweepstakes on Kernersville Road about 4 a.m. armed with handguns and with intentions to rob the game parlor.

Once inside the business, police say, the men shot and killed Haskins, who was an employee at The Hook.

Police also claim that the three men kidnapped Rashad Leshuan Webb as part of the robbery of the sweepstakes business. Webb was shot multiple times.

All three men are charged with kidnapping and robbery, in addition to the first-degree murder charges.

Gainey is also charged with shooting Webb, according to court documents.

Winston-Salem police arrested Gainey, of Bethabara Pointe Drive, on Dec. 22, 2017, after they said he forced his way into someone else’s house and barricaded himself inside for several hours before finally surrendering to officers.

On Feb. 13, 2018, Winston-Salem police, the U.S. Marshals Service and High Point police arrested McDonald, 33, at his home on Burton Avenue in High Point.

Both McDonald and Gainey are being held without bond in the Forsyth County Jail, according to jail records.




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