Crime briefs March 26
Davidson County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement Unit seized 65 grams of marijuana after a traffic stop March 22.
According to a press release, deputies at 9:45 a.m. stopped a 2012 Ford Taurus on Old Hwy 64 at Interstate 85 in Lexington for a seatbelt violation.
Officers smelled marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle and conducted a probable cause search.
In addition to the three bags of marijuana, deputies seized a set of digital scales and several empty clear plastic bags from inside the trunk area.
Edoardo Antonio Allen Agati, 23, of 1415 Rebecca Bailey Drive, Charlotte, the front seat passenger, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to wear seatbelt. Agati has a court date of April 30.
Stolen items which had been pawned led to the arrest of a Lexington woman.
According to a press release from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, the Criminal Investigation Division on Feb. 13 looked into a report of breaking and entering and larceny from a home on Eller Road.
Sharon Poindexter Martin was charged with breaking and entering and larceny. She was issued at $10,000 secured bond with a court date of April 25.
Two teens face charges after extensive damages to several school buses at two schools, according to a press release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials said at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, March 9, the exterior of seven school buses on the campus of Eastern Randolph High School were vandalized. Field paint was used on the exterior and an unknown oil-based substance all over the interiors. The water was turned on in the school’s greenhouses. The running water was not discovered until 16 hours later. The amount of water lost has yet to be determined.
Damages are expected to exceed $5,000.
In a separate incident on Saturday, March 16, six school buses, the field house, football field and three vehicles were vandalized at Providence Grove High School. The damage to the buses included mulch and dirt poured into the gas tanks. The field house was entered and a John Deere Gator was driven through the vinyl fencing.
The school’s tractor was driven through the garage door and chain link fence and onto the football field. A small portion of the field was destroyed. There was no damage to the tractor, but the Gator was flipped upside down. An attempt to hotwire a golf cart damaged its electrical system.
Damages at Providence Grove are expected to exceed $15,000.
As a result of information, officials said two suspects were charged March 20.
Dakota Thomas Smith, 16, 5948 Hunting Lodge Road, Pleasant Garden, and Tyler Randall Beane, 17, 3236 Kidds Mill Road, Franklinville, both face charges of two counts of misdemeanor breaking and/or entering, two counts of misdemeanor injury to real property, three counts of misdemeanor injury to personal property and unauthorized use of motor vehicle.
Beane and Smith were placed in the Randolph County Jail under a $1,500 secured bond, but both have been released on bail.
They are scheduled to appear in Randolph County District Court on April 1.