Three charged in Farmers, High Country 4×4 break-ins

Three charged in Farmers, High Country 4×4 break-ins
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SPECIAL REPORT. By Sgt. Shane Robbins of Boone Police. January 11, 2019. BOONE, NC — On November 27th, 2018, Farmers Rental and Power Equipment was the victim of a break-in and then on November 28th, 2018, High Country 4×4 was the victim of a break-in and thefts from numerous vehicles. As a result of investigations into both incidents the following persons have been charged with the listed offenses.

Brandon Alan Johnston

  • 27 years of age
  • Lenoir, NC
  • Date of Arrest: December 17, 2018
  • Bond: $60,000 secured
  • Court Date: January 18, 2019
  • Farmers Rental and Power Equipment Incident
    • Felonious Breaking and Entering – 2 Counts
    • Felonious Larceny After Breaking and Entering – 2 Counts
    • Misdemeanor Injury to Real Property – 2 Counts
  • High Country 4X4 Incident
    • Felonious Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle
    • Misdemeanor Injury to Real Property
    • Misdemeanor Injury to Personal Property
    • Misdemeanor Larceny

Jonathan Wesley Mays

  • 35 years of age
  • Boomer, NC
  • Date of Arrest: December 21, 2018
  • Bond: $60,000 secured
  • Court Date: January 18, 2019
  • Farmers Rental and Power Equipment Incident
    • Felonious Breaking and Entering – 2 Counts
    • Felonious Larceny After Breaking and Entering – 2 Counts
    • Misdemeanor Injury to Real Property – 2 Counts
  • High Country 4X4 Incident
    • Felonious Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle
    • Misdemeanor Injury to Real Property
    • Misdemeanor Injury to Personal Property
    • Misdemeanor Larceny

Ashley Danielle Mays

  • 34 years of age
  • Boomer, NC
  • Date of Arrest: January 9, 2019
  • Bond: $50,000 secured
  • Court Date: January 18, 2019
  • Farmers Rental and Power Equipment Incident
    • Felonious Breaking and Entering – 2 Counts
    • Felonious Larceny After Breaking and Entering – 2 Counts
  • High Country 4X4 Incident
    • Felonious Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle
    • Misdemeanor Injury to Personal Property
    • Misdemeanor Larceny

A crime alert was issued through High Country Crime Stoppers featuring a jeep with distinctive markings. This resulted in information indicating the jeep had been stolen in Lenoir, NC. This information ultimately led to the identification and arrests of these individuals

About The Author

As Editor and Publisher of Blowing Rock News, David Rogers has chosen a second professional career instead of retirement. For more than 35 years, he served in the financial services industry, principally in institutional equity research. He grew up in the oilfields north of Bakersfield, California and was a high school English major and honors student. From an economically disadvantaged family background, he worked his way through college (on grounds crew and in dining hall, as well as advertising sales for college newspapers), attending Johnston College at the University of Redlands, Claremont McKenna College, and California State University, Bakersfield. Other jobs to pay for college included a Teamsters Union job in South Central Los Angeles, a roustabout in the central California oilfields, and moving sprinkler pipe and hoeing weeds in the cotton fields west of Bakersfield. Rogers' financial services industry career took him from Bakersfield to La Jolla and San Diego, then to Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Newport Beach and Charlotte before arriving in the High Country in 2000 to take a volunteer position coaching the rugby team at Appalachian State University and write independent stock market research. He spent three years as a senior financial writer for a global financial PR firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Shanghai, Beijing, Tel Aviv, and Frankfort (Germany). Rogers is the author of "The 90% Solution: Higher Returns, Less Risk" (2006, John Wiley & Co., New York). He is married to wife Kim (Jenkins Realtors), and shares in the joy provided by her three grown children and five grandchildren.

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