Lockdown on three schools removed
Three schools went on lockdown after a robbery today at the Smoke Shop at 6138 Old U.S. Hwy. 52 in Welcome, said Davidson County Sheriff David Grice. The robbery occurred at 10:18 a.m.
At the time the deputies were dispatched, people in the store saw the suspect run down the railroad tracks just behind the business. Deputies set up a parameter.
As the first deputies arrived on scene, the store owner called back to say that a 22-caliber shell was found close to the business.
Davidson County Sheriff’s office requested that Welcome Elementary, North Middle School and North Davidson High School be locked down until the suspect was apprehended. A unit was placed at each school for security.
A short time later, Christopher Michael Kimbal, 19, address listed as homeless, was located running in a wooded area off Bud Hinkle Road. He was placed under arrest.
Deputies removed the lockdown at the schools.
After further investigation, it was determined that Kimbal did not have a weapon. However, $60 in merchandise — cigarettes, a pipe and synthetic tobacco — were missing from the store.
Campbell was charged with misdemeanor larceny and resist, obstruct and delay a public officer. Bond was set at $5,000 secured.