Woman Charged in Theft of Traffic Circle Flowers
A Carthage woman has been charged with stealing recently planted flowers from around the Traffic Circle in Pinehurst.
Christy Dawn Pearson, 35, of Brinkley Road, was charged with larceny, resisting a police officer, carrying a concealed weapon and drug possession.
The charges stem from an incident that happed just after 2:15 a.m. Thursday. Lt. Mike Wilson was on routine patrol when he spotted a vehicle parked in the median of U.S. 15-501 near the circle.
He pulled behind the car to investigate, and the driver drove off, eventually entering the Pinehurst Trace subdivision, turning around in a driveway and then attempting to exit, police said.
“She wouldn’t go when the light turned green,” Chief Earl Phipps said.
When officers approached the car they noticed “several plants stuffed inside the car,” Phipps said.
When they asked Pearson to get out of the car, officers saw more plants. When asked where they came from, Pearson said she took them from the Traffic Circle.
Officers seized 87 plants.
Pearson also had a machete in her car and was observed by officers trying to hide something while she was outside the vehicle, Phipps said. The officers discovered two bags of pills.
Contact Tom Embrey at (910) 693-2474 or email@example.com.
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