Richmond County Daily Journal
A couple was bound and robbed in their home on Pineridge Drive, Rockingham, police said.
Police are looking for two men in their 20s who kicked in the door at the apartment and pointed a pistol at the man, making him get on the floor.
The victim told police he was hit six or seven times, and one man used his foot to push his head to the floor. He told police his legs and wrists were taped with duct tape.
A female victim was also bound hands and legs with tape. She told police the men threatened to kill the male victim.
Victims said the men kept asking for money as they ransacked the residence.
The suspects brought a truck to the location and loaded $6,722 worth of property into it before leaving, police said. The suspects also stole a vehicle valued at $2,500 from the couple.
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Arrests by Rockingham police include:
n “John Doe”, an Hispanic man living in an apartment on Steele Street, Rockingham, was arrested following an incident in which a woman was struck by a vehicle in a parking lot at Falling Creek Plaza Shopping Center, Rockingham.
Police charged him with felony hit and run for leaving the scene of the accident, misdemeanor no operator’s license and misdemeanor giving false information to a police officer.
His bond was set at $10,000.
Police said the N .C. identification card presented by the suspect was that of a dead man. The victim in the accident was treated and released at FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital.
n Damian Herrera, 25, Shannon, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of hit and run and no operator’s license. His bond was set at $2,000.
n Melissa Jean Wilson, 27, Luther Street, Rockingham, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of simple affray and resisting, obstructing and delaying an arrest. Bond was set at $1,000.
n Melvin Rondell Sinclair, 40, Cabel Drive, Rockingham, was arrested on warrants for his arrest for failing to appear in court on misdemeanor charges of assault by pointing a gun, communicating threats and second-degree trespass. He was held in Richmond County Jail without bond.
n Ronnie Johnson, 42, South Stewart Street, Rockingham, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of second-degree trespass, communicating threats and making a harassing phone call. Bond was set at $1,500.
n Johnny Kent Johnson, 57, Charlotte, was arrested on a felony charge of possession of cocaine, and misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving left of center and driving while license revoked. Bond was set at $2,500.
n Jennifer Maria Wright, 21, New Street, Rockingham; Kayla Maranda Bundy, 17, 4th Avenue Pee Dee, Rockingham; and two 15-year-old girls were arrested on charges of misdemeanor larceny at a store at Falling Creek Plaza Shopping Center.
n Courtney Sturdivant, 16, Allen Street, Rockingham, was arrested on a felony charge of intimidating a state witness. Bond was set at $1,000.
n Jonathan Jermaine Ratliff, 20, Shannon Drive, Rockingham, was arrested on warrants for failure to appear in court on charges of driving while license revoked and using an invalid driver’s license. Bond was set at $500.
n Catherin Elizabeth Warren, 26, County Home Road, Rockingham, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of simple assault. She was held in Richmond County Jail until bond was set by a judge.
n Brenda Kay McSween, 49, Pine Cone Circle, Ellerbe, was issued a citation on a misdemeanor charge of larceny.
n Patrick Lee Scott, 25; and Thomas Earl Guinn, both of 7th Avenue, Aleo, Rockingham, were each arrested on misdemeanor charges of assault and battery involving a man from Laurel Hill. Both men were released on written promises to appear in court.
n Sarious Bernard Covington, 24, Cauthen Drive, Rockingham, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. Bond was set at $1,000.
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Incidents reported to Rockingham police include:
n Someone broke into a house on New Street, Rockingham, and stole a television set valued at $1,000 and an $800 computer.
n On JFK Drive, Rockingham, someone did $50 damage to a television set and $10 damage to fish tank.
n Someone stole 90 medical prescription pills from a mailbox on Ann Street, Rockingham.
n At a vacant store on East Broad Avenue, Rockingham, someone broke a window causing $1,300 damage.
n A drink valued at $2.99 was stolen from a store on East Broad Avenue.
n In a parking lot on Long Drive, Rockingham, someone did $200 damage to a vehicle.
n A store on East Broad Avenue told police a woman suspect paid $265.99 on her account with a counterfeit check.
n Beer valued at $6.99 was stolen from a store on Fayetteville Road, Rockingham.
n In a second such incident at the same store, another suspect also stole $6.99 worth of beer.
n A man visiting on Hazelwood Avenue, Rockingham, told police he was stabbed in the back when leaving. He was treated and released at FHRMH.
n A young woman told police she was choked by a fellow employee at a restaurant on East Broad Avenue.
n Beer valued at $28.15 was stolen from a store on East Broad Avenue.
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Incidents reported to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office include:
n At a house on Gathings Street, Hamlet, someone pried open a door and stole jewelry valued at $1,050 and $3,000.
n A trailer was broken into Coles Store Road, Hamlet, doing $25 damage to a lock and stealing a refrigerator valued at $1,000.
n Someone did $350 damage breaking into a store on U.S. 74 Business West, Rockingham, and stole $80.
n A lawn mower valued at $300 was stolen from a house on Trent Street, Cordova.
n Two bicycles valued at $100 each were stolen from a residence on U.S. 1 South, Rockingham.
n Someone shot into an occupied residence on Sandy Ridge Church Road, Rockingham, and spun vehicle tires in the yard for total damage of $200.
n At a residence on 2nd Avenue, Aleo, Rockingham, someone did $150 damage to property.
n At a house on Meadow Lane, Hamlet, someone stole two wheelchair ramps valued at $100.
Information on criminal activity may be reported anonymously to Richmond County Crime Stoppers at 997-5454. When leading to arrests, rewards may be offered for such information.
n Arrest reports published in the Richmond County Daily Journal are copied from local law enforcement records. Except for people injured in motor vehicle accidents or reportable deaths, victims including people, businesses and institutions and their addresses are not included as a matter of newspaper policy. Reports include both arrests and criminal summons such as citations. The Daily Journal lists them all as arrests. People charged are presumed innocent until determined to be guilty by a court of law.