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Nash Carjacking May Be Part of Gang Initiation

Posted June 14, 2007

— Authorities in Nash County are warning drivers about a potential carjacking scam.

A juvenile arrested in Nash County said he carjacked someone as part of a gang initiation.

Authorities said the carjacking occurred on June 9 at the intersection of Pleasant Grove Church Road and N.C. Highway 581 near Spring Hope.

According to authorities, something is placed in the road to get a driver to stop. The individuals then ambush the car and the driver, authorities said.

The juvenile has been charged with two counts of kidnapping, one count of armed robbery, larceny of a motor vehicle, two counts of damage to property.

Investigators said the gang in question is said to be from the Raleigh area.


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  • SrAUSAF Jun 15, 2007

    This is crazy, that was my neighbor that got car jacked and at the time this was going on we were having a high school graduation party for my sister and her classmates. What are we going to do when you arent even safe in lil ole Spring Hope?

  • Jokers Wild Jun 15, 2007

    LOL @ Tired of it2. If I knew where that road was I'd go on that hunting trip myself! How much would you charge for a full-day of guided hunting?? I'll bring my own ammo! Seriously though, If these wanna-be thug's ran up on the wrong one their parent's would portray them as little angel's! I feel sorry for the fool that run's up on me! They might get me, but they are gonna have to get me if they dont want to eat from a feeding tube!

  • Tired of it2 Jun 15, 2007

    I think I'll spend a little time cruising around the intersection of Pleasant Grove Church Road and N.C. Highway 581 near Spring Hope, this weekend. I hear there is NO bag limit for "wanna be" thugs. LOL

  • none123 Jun 15, 2007

    Tired of it2. I agree. I tell every sane law abiding citizen to exercise thier rigth to carry a firearm. Things would be different if people would educate and arm themselves.

  • Tired of it2 Jun 15, 2007

    This is why EVERYONE should carry a gun. Just think about it for a moment, crimes like this would not happen and the VT thug would have only shot one or two, not 30+. I don't care if they are "only kids", tell their parents to come get some too. 'Nough Said.

  • none123 Jun 15, 2007

    Now you guys are getting my drift!!!!!!!

  • abf1 Jun 15, 2007

    Hmmmm....reverting back to the days of the "Wild West" sure sounds like a great idea more and more...

  • fustigator69 Jun 15, 2007

    shoot them, thats what these little scumbags deserve

  • none123 Jun 15, 2007

    Until North Carolina and this country gets serious about crime these type of violent acts are just going to get worse. There is a simple answer to these and other problems in our NC General Statutes.

  • floyd_lawson Jun 14, 2007

    I believe a lot of these unprovoked crimes we see in the news are gang initiations. This one is less violent which is probably why the kid is talking. A more dedicated "pledge" could be more violent and less willing to talk. This person may have to face prison justice for talking, even in juvenile detention.