Three Midway High School students are behind bars for allegedly throwing bricks and rocks from an overpass toward vehicles traveling on Interstate 95, and have now had their bonds increased.
Bobby Shane Stone, 17, of 120 Shallow Springs Lane, Godwin; Javier Prieto Jr., 18, of 274 Joe Bud Lane, Godwin; and Alex Alvarado, 18, of 3431 Wrench Road, Dunn, were initially arrested on Feb. 1 by Cumberland County Sheriff’s authorities but have since received additional felony charges after two more victims came forward with reports of damage to their vehicles.
Stone, Prieto and Alvarado were originally charged with five counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and five counts of damage to property. They were placed in the Cumberland County Jail under bonds of $250,000 secured.
The Cumberland Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that two other reports had been received of damage sustained from rocks thrown from the Sherrill Baggett Road overpass.
On Feb. 2, Jerry Crawley of Victoria, Va., contacted the Sheriff’s Office about damage inflicted to his 2015 Freightliner truck. Crawley said a brick went through the roof of the truck about 10 p.m. the night prior, leaving Crawley’s truck with a hole in the roof.
A second victim, Bill Patterson Trucking, out of Clayton, also reported a 2012 Peterbuilt truck with damage to its roof. The driver, Shaun Price, called the trucking office about 9:30 p.m. and reported the truck being hit by something thrown from the bridge at mile marker 65.
On Friday, Cumberland County detectives charged the three teens with two additional counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and damage to property in connection with the damage inflicted on Bill Patterson Trucking and Jerry Crawley’s trucks.
The bond for the teens was raised to $350,000 secured.
Stone, Prieto and Alvarado will have their first appearances on the new charges this Monday, Feb. 8.
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