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Additional Suspect Charged In Connection To Alexander County Home Invasion
Christopher Lee Jarvis

Additional Suspect Charged In Connection To Alexander County Home Invasion

47-year old Christopher Lee Jarvis of Taylorsville was arrested Tuesday (December 29) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. Jarvis is the resident of a home on Gravel Hill Court that was the scene of an incident Saturday evening previously reported on WHKY. Jarvis is charged with firing multiple shots at a vehicle occupied by three teenage males. The vehicle was struck at least three times, according to Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman.

18-year-old Zachariah Canterbury of Taylorsville and 18-year-old Christopher Dalton Whorley of Seminole, Florida, were previously arrested in this case. They were apprehended Sunday (December 27) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects are charged with felony counts of common law robbery and first degree burglary. There are two 17-year-old juveniles also charged in this case.

On Saturday (December 26) at approximately 10:30 p.m. officers with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Taylorsville Police Department responded to a residence on Gravel Hill Court in reference to shots being fired. Upon arrival officers discovered that three individuals forced their way into a residence occupied by a 17-year-old and his parents.

L-R: Zachariah Canterbury and Christopher Dalton Whorley
Courtesy of Alexander County Sheriff’s Office

The 17-year-old was confronted by the three suspects who were demanding money and other property. The parents chased the suspects out of the residence and into a vehicle parked in the victims driveway. During that time shots were fired by the father into the suspects vehicle striking the vehicle three times on the passenger side as it was leaving the driveway. No one was injured during the incident.

At approximately 1:00 a.m. Sunday (December 27) three individuals along with the suspect’s vehicle were located at a residence on Crowson Road off Rink Dam Road in Alexander County. Further investigation by officers revealed that the suspects had allegedly gone to the residence on Gravel Hill Court to purchase a controlled substance from the 17-year-old.

A juvenile petition was scheduled to be sent to the Juvenile Court Counselor for charges on both 17-year-olds involved. Bond was set at $100,000 secured apiece for Canterbury and Whorley. Canterbury remained in Jail, Whorley is not listed as an inmate. Jarvis was released on an unsecured bond of $100,000. All three suspects are scheduled to appear in District Court January 4.

[Photo of Jarvis and some information in this story provided by Rick Gilbert, WACB]