ROCKINGHAM — A third suspect has been charged in the burglary of a local gun store.
Rockingham Police Chief George Gillenwater confirmed Tuesday that 20-year-old Jasean Montrell Wright is accused of being part of a group that broke into the Ammo Shack around 2:45 a.m. May 4 and stole multiple firearms from the business.
Richmond County Jail records show Wright was booked at 5:15 p.m. and is charged with: 13 counts each of larceny of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm; and one felony count each of breaking and entering, conspiracy, and possession of burglary tools.
He is being held on a $500,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court May 19, jail records show.
Online records show Wright has no other pending charges or prior convictions in North Carolina.
Two other suspects, 18-year-old Kwalei Harley and 20-year-old James Paul Fairley, were arrested and charged on May 7.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
On May 11, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
The ATF and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office are assisting the Rockingham Police Department in the case.
Gillenwater told the RO that the investigation is still ongoing.
Anyone with information about the crime is encouraged to contact the agency by calling 1-800-ATF-TIPS (800-283-8477) or by emailing ATFTips@atf.gov. Tipsters can also use the Reportit app or the P3Tips app, recently employed by the RPD and other local law enforcement agencies.
The ATF says all calls and tips will remain confidential.
CORRECTION: The number of charges has been edited. 7:04 p.m. 5-17-22