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Man arrested outside Pizza Hut

Suspect wanted in Durham

By Anthony Gonzalez agonzalez@civitasmedia.com

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A local Pizza Hut was jolted on Sunday afternoon after a suspect being wanted by police barged into the store.


According to Capt. Kim Robison of the Elkin Police Department, the incident happened at 5:30 p.m. The suspect was identified as Brian Matthew Melvin, 28, of Durham.


During their investigation, officers learned Melvin was wanted in Durham on charges of assault on a female, battery of an unborn child, interfering with emergency communications, resisting a public officer and damage to personal property.


“When they attempted to arrest Melvin, he resisted and a brief foot chase ensued. Officers were able to arrest Melvin,” according to Robison.


According to an employee of Pizza Hut who asked not to be identified, the suspect entered by physically running into the store.


“It was strange because we thought it was a robbery,” said the employee. “Then he ordered food and went into the bathroom. He came out and ran out of the store.”


By the time Melvin exited the store, a swarm of police cars were on the Pizza Hut property.


According to the store employee, an off-duty co-worker assisted police in nabbing the suspect.


Along with the warrants from Durham, Melvin has been charged with two counts of resisting officers.


Melvin is being held on a $12,500 bond for the Elkin charges and no bond on the Durham charges. Melvin has a Feb. 10 court date for the Elkin charges and a Mar. 13 court date for the Durham charges.


Reach Anthony Gonzalez at 336-835-1513 or follow on Twitter @NewsGonz.

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