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Juveniles charged with throwing debris at highway travelers

Posted December 9, 2010 4:20 p.m. EST
Updated December 9, 2010 4:32 p.m. EST

— Six juveniles were charged Thursday with throwing rocks, chunks of asphalt and bricks at vehicles on a Robeson County highway last month, authorities said.

The incidents occurred near the Cabinet Shop Road bridge over U.S. Highway 74 between Nov. 21 and Nov. 28, usually at night or early in the morning, Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said in a statement. Ten vehicles were damaged, and at least one person was injured.

Robeson County deputies canvassed the nearby area and developed leads that led to the arrests, Sealey said.

The juveniles are 14 or 15 years old and are from the Pembroke and Maxton areas. Their names weren't released because of their ages.

Each is charged with six counts of injury to personal property and one count of criminal conspiracy, and one 15-year-old also is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

All six were being held Thursday in the Cumberland County Detention Center.

More arrests are possible in the case, Sealey said.