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Chase City man indicted for gun display at school

SoVaNow.com / December 19, 2012
Four months after allegedly brandishing a handgun on Chase City school grounds on the first day of school, Larry William Hayes Jr., 35, of Gooch Lane was indicted Monday by a Mecklenburg County grand jury.

Hayes was arrested Aug. 27 at Chase City Elementary after Deputy Bon Blanton was called to the school to investigate a report of a suspect “spinning tires and displaying a firearm at [the school],” according to police reports. Blanton arrested Hayes and took him before a magistrate who charged him with a Class 6 felony, possession of a firearm while on school property. Hayes was later freed on a $5,000 bond.

According to Blanton’s report, Hayes complained of “unwanted eye contact with an individual [not a student or school official] that escalated to a verbal confrontation and finally with the displaying of the firearm.”

The indictment issued Monday against Hayes is not a finding of guilt, but rather a determination by the grand jury that sufficient evidence exists to bring the case to trial.

In other indictments by the grand jury, Stephanie Nicole Carroll, AKA, Stephanie Nicole Elmore, and Annie Louise Jiggetts were separately charged with larceny for allegedly attempting to conceal or steal goods from Walmart valued at less than $200. Both Carroll/Elmore and Jiggetts were previously convicted of the same or similar offenses on two or more other occasions.

Christopher Lee Rawlings was similarly indicted for larceny involving goods valued at less than $200, and having been previously convicted of the same or a similar offense. The victim of the alleged crime was Family Dollar.

Ashely N. Simmons was charged with the Nov. 2 breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny at Harper’s Jewelry in South Hill.

Christopher Patrick Haskins was charged in two separate breaking and entering incidents, both on Oct. 31. He is accused of breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny at Discount Variety Center and Roll With It Used Tires, both in the South Hill area.

Finally, Kevin Orlando Parrish was indicted for assault and battery of Chase City Police officer Will Stembridge while Stembridge was engaged in the performance of his duties.



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