32-year-old Jeffrey Christopher Davis and 48-year-old Teresa Michelle Laws, both of Main Avenue N.W. in Hickory, were arrested by Hickory Police at 12 midnight Saturday (August 16). Davis faces felony charges for larceny and possession of stolen goods, as well as misdemeanor resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer. Laws was charged with felony aiding & abetting larceny and with misdemeanor resisting and assault on a government official.
They were arrested after Police responded to a larceny call at Randolph Billiards at 16 2nd Street in downtown Hickory. A 21-year-old Hickory woman said the suspects asked her for gas money, which she gave them. Later, she realized her purse was missing.
Police reviewed video surveillance footage and recognized Davis. They went to the residence and detained both subjects. After obtaining a search warrant, the stolen purse was found in the residence. Money and a debit card that had been in the purse were not recovered.
Both subjects were processed at H.P.D. where Davis was not cooperative and was not fingerprinted during booking. His bond was set at $37,000, secured. Laws was released about two and a half hours later after posting a $12,100 unsecured bond. First appearances in District Court on the felony charges were scheduled for today (August 18). On the misdemeanor charges, Davis has an appearance on October 6 and Laws is due in court on October 16.