Richmond County sheriff’s deputies arrest 5 on drug charges

By: By Gavin Stone - Staff Writer
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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County sheriff’s deputies arrested five individuals on separate drug charges last week involving heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, Xanax pills and marijuana.

William Alexander Cox, 22, of 4th Avenue Aleo in East Rockingham allegedly sold a total of 0.9 grams of cocaine to a confidential informant between March 13 and March 14.

Deputies arrested Cox on April 10 and charged him with with two felony counts each of: selling a Schedule II controlled substance; delivering and Schedule II controlled substance; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance; and maintaining vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance.

Cox posted a $25,000 bond on Friday and has been released from the Richmond County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 26. He has no prior convictions, according records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.

Christopher Wayne Schoonover, 24, is charged with one felony count each of: possession of a controlled substance on jail premises; possession of heroin; and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine.

He is also charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and one count each of resisting a public officer and failure to appear in court — relating to a misdemeanor larceny, according to the Richmond County Jail.

Warrants for Schoonover’s arrest were not available Monday afternoon. He is being held at the Richmond County Jail under a $33,000 secured bond.

He has never been incarcerated but was convicted on six misdemeanor charges of larceny over of $200 in October 2011, for which he was given probation. His most recent run in with law enforcement came in March 2015 when he was convicted on misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting a public officer, according to state records.

Kevin Ray Strickland, 28, who has addresses listed on Mill Road and Sunset Belt, also was arrested on April 10. Deputies say he was in possession of a stolen Jimenez Arms .380 handgun worth $100 while having previously pleading guilty on a charge of felony selling a Schedule II controlled substance in March 2016 — for which he was sentenced to 18 months of probation — according to warrants for his arrest. He was also allegedly in possession of 33.3 grams of marijuana, scales, two glass pipes and cigarillos.

Strickland is charged with two felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana; one felony count each of possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance; and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies say 22-year-old Cameron Lee Dunn, who has the same Sunset Belt address, had a small amount of Oxycodone.

Dunn is also charged with two felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, one felony count of maintaining a dwelling for keeping and selling marijuana one misdemeanor count each of possession of marijuana paraphernalia and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, according to warrants for her arrest.

Dunn posted a $10,000 bond and was released from the Richmond County Jail on April 10 and Strickland, who was under a $15,000 secured bond, was bailed out April 12. Both are scheduled to appear in court on April 26.

Strickland previously served a year in prison for a May 2008 conviction for selling a Schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to sell a Schedule VI controlled substance. A two-month sentence stemming from a May 2009 conviction for a DWI was included in this sentence, according to state records.

Dunn has no prior convictions, according to state records.

Deputies arrested Lisa Parker Hatcher, 45, of First Avenue Aleo in Rockingham, following an investigation into the sale of Xanax pills. Hatcher allegedly sold the pills to a confidential informant on March 13, according to warrants for her arrest.

She is charged with one felony count each of selling a Schedule IV controlled substance; delivering a Schedule IV controlled substance; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule IV controlled substance; and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance.

Hatcher has no prior convictions, according to state records. She was given a $10,000 bond but never booked into the jail. Hatcher is scheduled to appear in court on April 26.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Reach Gavin Stone at 910-817-2674 or [email protected]

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By Gavin Stone

Staff Writer