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Third teen accused of spray painting EMS building, truck

EDEN, N.C. — A third person has been charged following a vandalism incident on Sept.30 at an EMS building in Eden.

According to police, Darrian Andre Ellison, 19, of Eden, was charged with eight counts of injury to real property and two counts of injury to real property.

Two other  teenagers were charged after Eden police said all three spray painted an EMS building and the side of a truck.

Christopher Kelly Cunningham, 16, and Luis Enrique Garcia, 18, both of Eden, have also been charged in the two incidences.

The three suspects allegedly spray painted a garage door at the Rockingham County Emergency building and the side of a truck in the parking lot of Cunningham Tire.

The incident involving the EMS building was reported around 12:15 a.m. Monday and the second incident was reported shortly later at 328 W. Stadium Drive.

Eden man accused of having counterfeit money found dead

EDEN, N.C. — Eden police said a man arrested for allegedly having counterfeit money was found dead shortly after being detained by officers.

Authorities said Timothy Wayne Bancroft, 45, of Eden, was taken into custody by Eden police Saturday at the Eden Flea Market.

Police said they were called in reference to a man passing counterfeit currency.  The suspect was detained at the location and agreed to be taken to the Eden Police Department for questioning, authorities said.

Police said Bancroft was secured on a holding bench while waiting to be questioned and was later found dead with his restraints wrapped around his neck.

Police said the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has been contacted to investigate.

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Woman recovering after Stoneville car wreck

STONEVILLE, N.C. — Authorities said a driver is recovering after hitting a tree service truck on Monday.

Troopers said the woman drove the car off the road, overcorrected and hit the truck on Hwy 770 in the Rockingham County part of Stoneville.

She was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center by an ambulance. Her name and condition was not immediately available.

Monroe man accused of threatening judge’s life

WENTWORTH, N.C. – A Monroe man is accused of threatening to kill a judge who held him on a contempt for court charge.

Deputies said Jihad Abou Haidar, 39, was in district court Wednesday on charges of threatening and harassing phone calls to Remington Arms in Mayodan on Aug. 23.

Authorities said Haidar was held in contempt of court and sentenced to 48 hours in jail by District Court Judge Fred Wilkins.

Haidar allegedly told jail personnel after arriving that he was going to kill Judge Wilkins.

Deputies said he was charged with threatening an executive court officer, placed under a 48 hour hold and given a $1,000,000 secured bond. He has court planned for Oct. 23rd.

Rockingham Co. deputies arrest suspects in stolen vehicle

MADISON, N.C. — Rockingham County deputies said a man and woman were arrested and charged after officials found them in a stolen vehicle.

Deputies said they found a Mitsubishi Outlander that appeared to be stranded Friday night on U.S. 220 at Gold Hill Road in Madison.

Deputies said they stopped to try to assist and learned that the vehicle, which had a South Carolina registration, was reported stolen out of Pensacola, Fl.

Two men ran into the woods, one of whom was later caught and arrested, deputies said. The other is still sought.

A female in the vehicle was also arrested on arrest warrants out of Alabama. Deputies said she originally gave them a fake name.

Marshall David Sharpe, 39, and Danielle Marie Maulde were both charged. Sharpe was wanted on four outstanding warrants out of Forsyth and Rockingham counties.

Deputies did not say what charges the suspects face. A second woman in the vehicle was not charged, deputies said.

Sen. Phil Berger will not challenge Kay Hagan

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State Senator Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) said Monday he will not challenge incumbent US Senator Kay Hagan for her seat in Congress, WTVD-TV reported.

There had been widespread speculation Berger would run against Hagan. He said Monday that he will seek reelection to the North Carolina Senate instead.

“…after careful consideration and consultation with family, friends and supporters, I have decided now is not the time for me to undertake such a campaign,” said Berger in a statement.

Berger is currently North Carolina Senate President. He said he feels he can do the most good for North Carolina in the state senate representing Guilford and Rockingham counties.

Source: WTVD-TV