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Juveniles charged with throwing debris at highway travelers

Posted December 9, 2010

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— Six juveniles were charged Thursday with throwing rocks, chunks of asphalt and bricks at vehicles on a Robeson County highway last month, authorities said.

The incidents occurred near the Cabinet Shop Road bridge over U.S. Highway 74 between Nov. 21 and Nov. 28, usually at night or early in the morning, Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said in a statement. Ten vehicles were damaged, and at least one person was injured.

Robeson County deputies canvassed the nearby area and developed leads that led to the arrests, Sealey said.

The juveniles are 14 or 15 years old and are from the Pembroke and Maxton areas. Their names weren't released because of their ages.

Each is charged with six counts of injury to personal property and one count of criminal conspiracy, and one 15-year-old also is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

All six were being held Thursday in the Cumberland County Detention Center.

More arrests are possible in the case, Sealey said.

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  • outback1967 Dec 10, 2010

    they should all be charged with attempted murder..sentenced to life in prison with no parole!!!!

  • delilahk2000 Dec 9, 2010

    UNDERAGE OR NOT THEIR FACES SHOULD BE ALL OVER THE NEWS. IF THEY ARE BIG ENOUGH TO DO THIS CRIME THEN SO BE IT, YOUR FACE WILL BE FOR ALL TO SEE.

  • delilahk2000 Dec 9, 2010

    I REALLY HOPE THEY DO NOT JUST GIVE THEM A SLAP ON THE WRIST FOR THIS. THEY COULD HAVE KILLED SOMEONE....THIS WAS NOT JUST FUN AND GAMES. THEY SHOULD BE TAUGHT A SEVERE LESSON FOR THIS......

  • busyb97 Dec 9, 2010

    These "kids" may be kids, but they are OLD ENOUGH to know exactly what they were doing. They do not get a free pass from me just because they aren't old enough to drive or vote. Sorry. And no, it doesn't necessarily mean the parents didn't do their job. Just means these "kids" decided to do what they wanted to do regardless of the cost to others.

  • rdmcswai Dec 9, 2010

    These kids are exactly that. KIDS. Just as much blame goes on the parents as it does the children in this case. We've all made mistakes, some more serious than others. They got lucky no one was killed.

  • flapy Dec 9, 2010

    excuse me rock quarry rd not jones sausage

  • flapy Dec 9, 2010

    This happened to me on New Hope Rd. in Raleigh not too long ago, beware when you drive past the subdivision between Poole and Jones Sausage Rd.

  • allaboutbob Dec 9, 2010

    This happened to the mother of a friend of mine in college. It almost killed her. These kids need some jail time!!

  • Rebelyell55 Dec 9, 2010

    This one case where they should be forced to wear signs stating what they did and why they are picking up trash for the next three years.

  • Pseudonym Dec 9, 2010

    tsquaring,

    My parents told me that if I was ever arrested and thrown in juvi they would NOT come get me. I was on my own.

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