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Request for drink leads to burglary, kidnapping charges for Sanford man

Posted August 17

Deputies said Kevin Scott Stone went to Lex Hunters’ home at 656 Poplar Springs Church Road to ask for a drink. Stone entered the home uninvited, got the drink and then pulled out a knife and demanded a gun belonging to Hunter, authorities said.
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— A Sanford man was arrested Wednesday after authorities said he broke into the home of an acquaintance and stole his truck.

Deputies said Kevin Scott Stone went to Lex Hunter's home at 656 Poplar Springs Church Road to ask for a drink. Stone entered the home uninvited, got the drink and then pulled out a knife and demanded a gun belonging to Hunter, authorities said.

According to deputies, Hunter told Stone that he did not own a gun, at which point Stone demanded Hunter’s wallet and pushed him to the floor. Stone took all the money from the wallet and demanded the keys to Hunter’s truck before fleeing in the vehicle.

Sanford police stopped Stone after a brief chase, and he was taken into custody without incident.

Stone, 38, of 590 Poplar Springs Church Road, was charged with felony breaking and entering, robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree kidnapping, felonious larceny and possession of stolen goods.

Upon arrest, Stone was also charged in connection with an unrelated break-in of a home located at 20 Whitaker Lane. Authorities said that at about 2 a.m. Sunday, Stone entered the home with a knife and duct tape and demanded money, which the victim gave him.

Stone was charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with that incident.

Stone was being held Wednesday under $200,000 secured bond.

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  • Landon Douglas Aug 18, 4:57 a.m.
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    This story had me all the way up to the "kidnapping" charges. I am iffy on the "breaking" and entering charge. He didn't break in, according to the story. I guess if he brandished a weapon, in order to gain access, that charge is valid. Still, we have to then validate the kidnapping charge. Brandishing a knife, for the purpose of committing a robbery, does not equal kidnapping.

  • John White Aug 17, 7:40 p.m.
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    This title does not make sense in the story it says he enter the home uninvited then asked for a drink. Somethings fishy here. It sounds like he barged in and demanded a drink to me. Then proceeded to assault and steal.

    Sounds much like a home invasion and robbery.