ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County sheriff’s deputies have charged two more men in relation to a stolen vehicle case.
Deputies arrested 20-year-olds Kendrick Marquel Terry and D’Angelo Tyrek Steele, both of Ware Street in Hamlet, and the two were booked into the Richmond County Jail between 3 and 4 a.m. Saturday.
Investigators say a 2017 Kia SUV — reported stolen from Wake County July 21 — was spotted without a tag last Wednesday afternoon by detectives on N.C. 177.
As the detectives got behind the Kia, investigators say the driver started making multiple turns then sped away, before coming to a stop on a dirt road, at the end of Raleigh Street in Hamlet, where the suspects jumped out and ran.
Deputies caught 21-year-old Megan Elizabeth Chavis, of Baldwin Road in Rockingham, within a short distance, investigators say.
Deputy Paul McDole and his bloodhound K-9 partner Elizabeth tracked 23-year-old Curtis Brewington, of Cauthen Drive in Rockingham, to the front door of an apartment at Taylor Place Apartments, where investigators say witnesses saw him run into.
Investigators say Terry was the driver and Steele had been in the vehicle, but was not at the time it was stopped.
As of Monday, the Kia had not been returned to its owner, according to the sheriff’s office.
Chavis is charged with a felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and a misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer and was booked under a $16,500 secured bond.
Brewington was booked on those same charges, plus a felony count of fleeing to elude arrest in a motor vehicle. He was given a $25,000 secured bond.
Steele was just charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and booked under a $15,000 secured bond.
Terry is also accused of stealing a truck from a business on Airport Road a couple of weeks ago, investigators say.
According to records with the N.C. Court System, he is facing two felony counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, a felony count of fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, a felony count of larceny of a motor vehicle and a misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer.
Records show also has two pending misdemeanor probation violation out of county charges.
Terry is scheduled to appear in district court Aug. 25 and superior court — on the probation violation charges — Aug. 15. Steele, Chavis and Brewington have an Aug. 11 court date.
Records with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show no previous adult convictions in the state for Brewington or Chavis.
However, both Terry and Steele have multiple prior convictions.
Steele was given a 30-month suspended sentence in March of 2015 when he was convicted on a felony charge of larceny of a motor vehicle in Mecklenburg County.
His first conviction was in February of 2014 on a felony charge of burning an uninhabited building the previous year. Steele was initially given probation, which was revoked, landing him behind bars for six months.
Terry was convicted last August on two misdemeanor counts of use or possession of drug paraphernalia in Union County.
In 2013, he was convicted on a felony count of attempted breaking and entering. His original probation was revoked and he served three months in lockup.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.
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