UPDATE: Kentrail May appeared in Norfolk General District Court Thursday, July 16 for a preliminary hearing. The charges against him were certified to the next grand jury session in circuit court.
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk Police say a would-be robber got more than he bargained for when he tried to hold-up three men on W. 43rd Street in Norfolk early Saturday morning.
According to police, 21-year-old Kentrail H. May approached three men walking in the 800 block of W. 43rd Street near Colley Avenue around 3 a.m., pulled out a gun and demanded their belongings.
10 On Your Side spoke with two of the men. They asked to remain anonymous. According to their story, they, along with a woman, crossed 43rd street where a man was waiting for them.
They said Kentrail May made them get down on the ground while he searched them for valuables. One man said May pistol-whipped him in the face. That’s when the other man said he jumped up and wrestled May.
Instead of submitting to May, the three men fought back and subdued him until police arrived.
The three men suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the altercation and May was also injured.
Police charged Kentrail May with three counts of attempted robbery, three counts of use of a firearm in commission of a felony and one count of malicious wounding. He is being held without bond at Norfolk City Jail.
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