BROADWAY–WWGP news reported Thursday on a robbery that occurred at a Harnett County convenience store Wednesday afternoon. According to reports from WRAL, a planned drug deal ended in a robbery and a chase in which 2 people were shot. Witnesses told investigators that two men stole $60 at knifepoint from a man outside a convenience store on U.S. Highway 421 in Lillington after arranging a drug deal with the man. The robbers then fled the area in a vehicle. The victim chased after the robbers and forced their vehicle off the road near the intersection of U.S. 421 and Seminole Road in Broadway. The victim fired at least four shots at the robbers, wounding both of them. The robbers called 911 to report they had been shot and deputies tracked down the gunman a few minutes later at the intersection of MacArthur and Mt. Pisgah Church Roads. A gun was found on the side of McArthur Road, about half mile away. The robbers were treated and released at Central Carolina Hospital. Ryan Richard Rachelle, 23 of McDougald Road in Lillington, and Cody Joseph Rachelle, 20 of Dixie Farm Road in Sanford were each charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. They were detained in the Harnett County jail on a $75,000 bond each. Kevin Felton Brown, 23 of Lillington, was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of shooting into an occupied vehicle. He is being held on a $100,000 bail.
More local news can be heard Monday through Friday on WWGP 1050 and Classic Hits & Oldies.
Recent posts in Local Sanford, NC News