LINCOLNTON, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) — Three teenagers were taken into custody on Monday in connection to a home robbery after one of the teens made a false kidnapping report, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
The robbery occurred on Dec. 7 in the 600 block of Raintree Ln.The victim stated that they returned home to find the front door had been kicked in, guns, several knives and an X-box game were stolen.
A neighbor was able to describe the suspect vehicle in good detail. A short time later the homeowner saw the suspect vehicle in the area again and began to pursue them in his car on Buffalo Shoals Rd. The homeowner said he lost sight of the car as it went into Catawba County.
Deputies say the vehicle description matched a vehicle they had pulled over the night before and that 16-year-old Chandler Davis had been the driver.
Several hours later, Chandler’s mother called the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office saying she had received a call from Chandler claiming he was tied up somewhere on Falcon Ridge Rd. and needed help.
Deputies saw the suspect vehicle from the robbery at a house in the 3300 block of Falcon Ridge Rd. They knocked on the door and could hear movement inside but no one came to the door.
Deputies forced their way into the home where nine people were. Among them was Chandler, who was not tied up and did not appear to be kidnapped in any way was .
Deputies searched the house and found the items that had been reported stolen from the home on Raintree Ln. All individuals in the home were questioned and results of the interviews determined the kidnapping claim was unfounded.
Chandler, along with Joshua Devon Hinsey, 16 and Landon Cole Parker, 18, confessed to breaking into the home on Raintree Lane.
They were each charged with breaking and entering a building, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, and conspiracy. Davis’ bond was set at $30,000, Parker’s was set at $20,000 and Hinsey’s was set at $9,000.