Three Charged in Robbery, Assault in Carthage
Moore County Sheriff’s deputites have arrested three people in connection with a breaking and entering, assault and armed robbery Tuesday at a home in Carthage, Sheriff Lane Carter said.
Deputies arrested two men -- Julian Lavort Phillips, 45, of 237 Heavenwood Road, Cameron, and Tommy Joe Richardson, 32, of 102 Primrose Lane, Cameron -- and a woman, Erin Elizabeth Childress, 29, of 120 Parker Street, Cameron.
Phillips was charged with one count each of felony conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony breaking or entering, felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony assault by strangulation, assault on a female, assault with a deadly weapon, felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and felony possession of a stolen firearm. Phillips was placed in the Moore County jail under an $800,000 secured bond.
Richardson was charged with one count each of felony aiding and abetting an armed robbery and felony conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Richardson was placed in jail under a $10,000 secured bond.
Childress was charged with one count each of aiding and felony abetting an armed robbery, felony conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, and felony breaking or entering. Childress was placed in jailunder a $10,000 secured bond. Phillips, Richardson, and Childress each have a first court appearance of Dec. 13 in Moore County district court.
The arrests stem froma a report by individuals that they had been held at gunpoint and that money had been demanded. A male and female occupant of the residence were physically assaulted during the incident, Carter said, although neither sustained serious injuries.
Moore County Sheriff’s deputies, the Selective Enforcement unit and investigators responded to the scene. A Cameron police officer located a vehicle traveling on N.C. 24/27 in Cameron, which matched the description given by victims of the robbery.
Deputies and the Cameron police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and located evidence from the robbery on the persons inside the vehicle. A firearm was also located which was determined to have been stolen in Chatham County in 2009. The circumstances of the firearm larceny are still under investigation in Moore and Chatham counties. Police arrested the occupants of the vehicle, Phillips and Richardson.
During the investigation sheriff’s investigators received information leading to the arrest of Childress.
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