Sheriff: more charges added to teens who threw rocks off overpass
Posted February 2, 2016
Updated February 6, 2016
Cumberland County, N.C. — 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.