18-year-old Zachariah Canterbury of Taylorsville and 18-year-old Christopher Dalton Whorley of Seminole, Florida, were arrested 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.
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 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 is being sent to the Juvenile Court Counselor for charges on both 17-year-olds involved. The investigation is continuing with more charges possible. Bond was set at $100,000 apiece for Canterbury and Whorley. They both have District Court dates Tuesday (December 29).