NORFOLK, Va. - Trouble has once again found a Norfolk teen just one month aftermurder charges were dropped against him. This time the teen wasarrested on robbery charges.
Chris Amos with the Norfolk Police Department says that officerswere responding to reports of a street robbery Friday when theyarrested Tarek Z. Cherry near the scene on Tidewater Drive.
The Virginian-Pilot is reporting that 18-year-old Cherry isaccused of using a handgun to hold up a man. The Pilot also saysCherry allegedly demanded items from and struck the victim. Thevictim was not seriously hurt, Amos told the Pilot.
Murder charges against Cherry were withdrawn in Norfolk CircuitCourt on July 16. Cherry is accused of killing Maury High Schoolstudent Charles Humphrey back in January. Cherry was 17 when heallegedly shot and killed Humphrey at the intersection of 34thStreet and Colonial Ave in Norfolk's Park Place neighborhood.
A court ruled there was insufficient evidence to supportcontinued prosecution and the case was dismissed.
An investigation into Humphrey's homicide continues, accordingto Amanda Howie with the Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney'sOffice.
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