A man on probation after a murder conviction has been charged in the armed robbery of a credit union in July, the Statesville Police Department said.

On Oct. 10, Wayne Anthony Williams, 33, of Statesville, was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy of robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was taken before a magistrate and received a $30,000 secured bond.

Police Chief David Addison said the arrest is in connection with the armed robbery of the State Employees Credit Union on Wilkesboro Highway on July 8. The driver of the suspect vehicle, previously reported as 19-year- old Sierra Brooke Goble, was given a $150,000 secured bond and charged with accessory before and after the crime.

Williams was recently released from prison after serving a sentence on a murder conviction from a 2005 slaying and is currently on probation, Addison said.

State records indicate Williams has a criminal history involving second-degree murder and armed robbery.

Williams is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 4.

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