Man hits library director with car; he had been moving and hiding books, sheriff says

Published 6:52 am Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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A Mocksville man was arrested yesterday, accused of bumping the Davie County Public Library director with his car in the parking lot.

The suspect had been in the library earlier that day, and on June 6, when he was seen moving books and hiding books, reported Davie Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Brian Jacobs.

John Howard Tarolli, 53, of 241 Carriage Cove Circle, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and was taken into custody in lieu of a $1,500 bond. He is scheduled to face the charge July 18 in Davie District Court. He was released from custody on an order to have no contact with Wold, and not to be on Davie County Public Library premises.

Video surveillance at the library revealed to investigators what had happened, Jacobs reported.

“The suspect vehicle left out of the parking lot prior to deputies arriving,” Jacobs said. “Derrick reported that the driver had come into the library on June 6, and was moving books around and hiding books. … violations of library policy.”

When he came back into the library on Monday, Wold and two other employees approached the suspect, who left out the front door and got into a black BMW.

“Derrick was trying to speak to John and John bumped Derrick with his vehicle and sped off.” Wold was not injured.

While deputies were at the library watching the video of the incident, the black BMW was driven into the library parking lot again, but left.

Deputies found the suspect at his residence, where he was attempting to cover the BMW and was switching license plates on the vehicle, Jacobs reported.