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Man arrested in Suffolk robbery investigation connected to two other crimes

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Posted at 3:17 PM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 15:17:14-05
Kevon Hawkins

Kevon Hawkins

Suffolk, Va. – A man who was the subject of a robbery investigation has been connected to two additional crimes.

Kevon Cornell Hawkins has been charged with a residential burglary that occurred on January 5 in the 300 block of Goodman Street, as well as the January 11 armed robbery of The Neighborhood Supermarket in the 100 block of Wellons Street in downtown Suffolk. A weapon was fired in The Neighborhood Supermarket, but no one was hurt.

Hawkins was arrested on January 27 after he was released from a local hospital on several charges related to a SWAT incident that occurred on January 12.

The SWAT incident occurred after police received information that 23-year-old Kevon Hawkins was involved in the robbery of a 7-Eleven on January 10 and a Family Dollar on January 7.

A SWAT team was called to a Super 8 motel just before 10 a.m.

Officers came to the door of the room registered in the woman’s name, knocked once and got no response.

When they knocked the second time, officers say they heard what sounded like a bullet being loaded into a gun.

The woman left the room unharmed before officers heard several gunshots fired in the room.

Hawkins crawled out of the room a few minutes later and was taken into custody.

Police say he had at least one self-inflicted gunshot wound underneath his chin area.

For all of these crimes, Hawkins was charged with three counts of Possess/Transport Firearm by Convicted Felon, three counts of Use or Display Firearm in Commission of Felony, three counts of Receipt of Stolen Firearm, three counts Wearing Mask in Public, Grand Larceny, Residential Break & Enter with Intent to Commit Felony, three counts of Robbery, Discharge Firearm in Occupied Building, Felonious Assault, Obstructing Justice and Resisting Lawful Arrest.

Hawkins is currently being held without bond at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail.