Wednesday, 09 October 2019 17:32

WARRANT: Victim robbed of cash, phone and weed

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ROCKINGHAM — A Hamlet man is facing charges for allegedly robbing someone of their cash, phone — and weed.

According to an arrest warrant, 28-year-old Caerus Le Verne Covington took by force another man’s Motorola cellphone, $10 in cash and a half-gram of marijuana on Tuesday.

Covington is also accused of having an unspecified amount of cocaine, a small amount of marijuana and a red snorting straw in his possession.

He was arrested that day and charged with common law robbery, possession of cocaine, possession of up to a half-ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, the latter two charges being misdemeanors.

Records show Covington was booked into the Richmond County Jail and 4:30 Tuesday morning and is being held under a $25,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 24.

Online court records show he has no other pending charges.

Covington’s first conviction was for possession of drug paraphernalia in 2011, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.

In 2016, Covington was convicted of misdemeanor larceny and resisting a public officer and again of misdemeanor larceny in April 2017. 

He was initially given probation, but it was revoked in July of that year when he was convicted of felony breaking and entering, records show.

Covington served four months behind bars and was released in November of that year.

However, he was incarcerated again from February to September of 2018 on a post-release revocation.

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