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Suspects Arrested In Oxford Home Invasion

Posted June 26, 2003

— Two Asheboro residents were arrested Wednesday following a home invasion Tuesday in Oxford.

Officials said retired state Highway Patrol Trooper H.L. Cox II was robbed and pistol-whipped in his home.

Christopher Ryan Allmond, 30, and Kimberly Ann Martin, 25, were arrested Wednesday in Asheboro and transported to Oxford.

According to investigators, Cox heard a knock at his door Tuesday and was attacked by two assailants when he answered the door. The assailants allegedly pointed a gun in Cox's face and made him take them to a nearby ATM and withdraw $400.

Investigators said the suspects took Cox back home, tied him up with duct tape, blindfolded him and then trapped him inside his bathroom by putting a drawer in front of the door.

The suspects also reportedly robbed Cox of electronic equipment, DVDs, VCRs and other items such as credit cards and money.

Allmond was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, felonious larceny, felonious possession of stolen goods and robbery with a dangerous weapon. He is being held on a $1 million property bond.

Martin was charged with first-degree kidnapping, felonious larceny, felonious possession of stolen goods/property and robbery with a dangerous weapon. She is being held on a $5,000 secured bond.

Cox is the father of active Highway Patrol Trooper H.L. Cox III.

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