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Rockingham Police charge 2 in connection to Ammo Shack break-in, theft

Rockingham Police have charged 18-year-old Kwalei Harley, left, and 20-year-old James Paul Fairley, both of Rockingham, in connection to a break-in and robbery at the Ammo Shack last week.

ROCKINGHAM — Two men are facing charges related to the burglary of a local gun store last week.

The Rockingham Police Department announced on Monday the arrests of 18-year-old Kwalei Harley and 20-year-old James Paul Fairley, both of Rockingham, who are accused of breaking into the Ammo Shack on East Broad Avenue early in the morning of May 4.

According to police, multiple guns were stolen from the business.

Both were booked into the Richmond County Jail early in the morning on May 7, records show.

Fairley is charged with 16 counts each of larceny of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm; and one count each of breaking and entering, possession of burglary tools and felony conspiracy.

Records show Fairley was also served with an order for arrest for failure to appear in court on a felony. He is being held on a combined $510,000 secured bond.

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Harley is charged with 16 counts each of larceny of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm; two counts of breaking and entering; and one count each of possession of burglary tools, felony conspiracy and injury to real property. He is being held on a $500,000 secured bond.

Both Fairley and Harley are scheduled to appear in court May 19.

In the release, Rockingham Police Chief George Gillenwater thanked the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives “for their assistance thus far with the case,” which is still being investigated.

Records show neither defendant has any prior convictions in the state.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.