2 in custody after stabbing, vandalism at park
Published 9:41 am Thursday, November 11, 2021
By Mike Barnhardt
Two juveniles are in custody – charged with break-ins, vandalism and cutting one of their fathers during a robbery.
Among the incidents were several vandalism reports to restrooms at Rich Park, said Davie Sheriff’s Chief Brian Jacobs.
Just after 4 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, officers were called to a home on South Salisbury Street in Mocksville where a man had been cut with a knife and robbed. He suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries to a foot, and was transported to a hospital for treatment. The juveniles had taken cell phones, a wallet and a tablet.
The suspects – whose identity was not released because of their ages, 17 and 16 – were found hiding nearby in an outbuilding. They were taken into custody without incident. The knife was recovered at the scene.
Sheriff’s Detective Edwin Brockwell said investigators had already placed the two at Rich Park at the time of at least two of the vandalism incidents. The break-in of a home was also near Rich Park.
“As we continue investigating, further charges will be filed,” Brockwell said, adding that the two, who live on different sides of town, would meet at night at the park.
Charges include armed robbery with a dangerous weapon, breaking and entering and damage to property.