Friday, 16 October 2020 02:57

Pair accused in Rockingham robbery caught in Laurinburg

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ROCKINGHAM — Two people suspected in an armed robbery earlier this week have been apprehended in Scotland County.


According to the Rockingham Police Department, 20-year-old Bridget Renee Bracey of Maxton and 28-year-old Daquan Domanque McKoy of Laurinburg are responsible for an armed robbery that occurred Monday, Oct. 12 in the parking lot of Dunham’s Sports.

Police say the two were apprehended during a traffic stop by the Laurinburg Police Department “with information gathered and distributed by both agencies.”

“If not for the exhaustive efforts of the Laurinburg Police Department to aid us in our investigation, we may not have apprehended these individuals in a timely manner,” RPD Chief Billy Kelly said in a statement.

McKoy is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon. Bracey is charged with one count of felony conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

According to RPD, the Laurinburg Police Department will have charges on both defendants stemming from the Rockingham robbery and contraband found during the traffic stop.

Online court records show both are charged in Scotland County with identity theft, attempting to obtain property by false pretenses, felony conspiracy, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of stolen goods or property, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Bracey has pending charges of possession of stolen goods or property, possession of a stolen firearm.

They are scheduled to appear in court Oct. 19 on the Richmond County charges.

McKoy is currently serving a 36-month suspended sentence following a December 2019 convictions of two counts felony conspiracy, and one felony count each of identity fraud or theft, and obtaining property by false pretenses, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.

He was first convicted in 2009 of one misdemeanor count each of possessing stolen goods, carrying a concealed weapon, speeding to elude arrest, operating a vehicle without a license, failing to stop at an intersection with a flashing light and resisting a public officer.

McKoy was also convicted in 2015 on one misdemeanor count each of possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Records show no prior convictions in this state for Bracey.

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

 

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