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Sheriff: more charges added to teens who threw rocks off overpass

Posted February 2, 2016
Updated February 6, 2016

— Authorities on Friday added more charges to the three teens accused of throwing rocks off an overpass on Interstate 95 in Cumberland County after two more drivers came forward.

Bobby Shane Stone, 17, Javier Prieto Jr., 18, and Alex Alvarado, 18, were arrested on Feb. 1 and charged with five felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and five counts of damage to personal property. The Cumberland County Sheriff's office tacked on two additional counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and damage to property.

The trio were being held in the Cumberland County Jail on a $250,000 bond, but the sheriff's office increased their bonds to $350,000 after Jerry Crawley, of Victoria, Virginia and Bill Patterson Trucking, of Clayton, N.C., reported having their trucks damaged by objects being thrown from the overpass.

Officials said they located Stone coming out under the Sherrill Baggett Road overpass at mile marker 65 on I-95. He was the driver of a white BMW parked near the bridge. Police said they also located Prieto and Alvarado on the south side of the bridge.

Authorities said five victims reported damaged vehicles: Jerry Harrison of Ontana, S.C., had damage to the hood and windshield of his 2000 Freightliner truck, William Myers of Columbia, S.C., had damage to the windshield of his 2007 Freightliner truck, Ismael Quinero of Sunrise, Fla., had damage to his 1995 International truck—as well to the 2006 Chrysler 300 he was hauling—Billy Lee of Fayetteville had damage to the sunroof and top of his 2003 Chevrolet Impala, and Frank Pope of Alexandria, Va., reported damage to the grill and roof of his 2015 Freightliner truck.


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  • Larry Wiandt Feb 3, 2016
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    Well if they don't know that this is wrong, then they need to be in prison for life.

  • Janet Ghumri Feb 3, 2016
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    Can we throw rocks at them? Only seems fair. ...

  • Jim Bradshaw Feb 3, 2016
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    They/parents should have to pay for all damages, a $25,000 fine paid to each victim for the trauma they went through and then watch as the victims sledge hammer the white BMW and the vehicles owned by the other two assailants.

  • Dan Wilder Feb 3, 2016
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    Did they not realize that innocent people could have very easily been killed by their hand ? Or Did they simply not care ?

  • Jack Harris Feb 3, 2016
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    There bond will be reduced and they will be given a community service sentence as long as they agree to not do it again! Now I hope that the parents are held liable for all damages, I would sentence them to jail and let them work off there amount of the damages by making license plates!

  • Kioko Fulgarion Feb 3, 2016
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    Idk what method of magic he's using, but not what I'm familiar with.

  • Scott Householder Feb 2, 2016
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    @ GWT_2005
    Agreed! We got paddled in Middle School, in CARY in the late '80's - early 90's. Then we got marched back into the class and were made to apologize for the disruption to class. Alas, no longer... Unfortunately, discipline has fallen by the wayside.

  • Kerry Harpe Feb 2, 2016
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    Absolutely amazing Yagel. How can you read an article and through some method of magic or madness claim it to be the fault of President Obama - ala, Pain-lin and her son brutalizing his girlfriend, being the President's fault. And you wonder why no one listens to what you're saying - try listening to yourself.

  • Robert Fotch Jr Feb 2, 2016
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    Hope they are locked up and the key thrown away. Teens are so disrespectfull and care about no one but themselves and their friends. I wouldn't be surprised if they wern't illegal aliens.

  • John Johnson Feb 2, 2016
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    According to Other Sites. They've been Known for trouble. IE; Stealing from Stores..