Caught near home: Larceny suspect also charged with drug, traffic violations

Published 11:09 am Tuesday, December 27, 2022

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The Davie County Sheriff’s Office was already looking for Rocky Joe Hamilton when a deputy spotting him driving a vehicle on Dec. 21 around 1:23 p.m. at Gladstone and Daniel roads.

He was stopped for multiple traffic violations, and the deputies also knew this truck was the suspect vehicle from a felony larceny of a tow dolly ton Dec. 20 around 7 a.m., reported Chief Deputy Brian Jacobs.

During the traffic stop, Hamilton, 60, of Daniel Road, Mocksville, was arrested for driving while license revoked, fictious registration plate, and possession of methamphetamine. Hamilton received a $10,000 secured bond for these charges.

After the arrest, a search warrant was executed at his residence. The stolen property was located along with illegal narcotics and multiple firearms.

Arrest warrants were obtained on Hamilton for 3 counts of possession of firearm by felon, possession with intent to manufacture sale and deliver methamphetamine, possession of stolen property, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for controlled substance, possession Schedule VI controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hamilton is being held at the Davie County Detention Center under a $100,000.00 secured bond with more charges expected. A first-appearance hearing is scheduled for Jan. 12 in Davie District Court.