35-year-old Rafael Gonzalez, Jr. of Rita Avenue in Statesville was arrested by Hickory Police Wednesday afternoon (August 18) on one felony count of common law robbery. Gonzalez allegedly robbed an individual without using a weapon.
He was taken into custody without incident at about 1:35 p.m. Wednesday at an auto dealership on Highway 70 S.W. in Hickory. Gonzalez was placed in the Catawba County Detention Facility with bond on the robbery charge set at $25,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled yesterday in Newton.
No additional court dates on the robbery charge are currently listed, though Gonzalez has multiple District & Superior Court dates coming up for breaking & entering, larceny, possession of stolen goods, fleeing to elude arrest, and a number of vehicular offenses. He’ll also appear in court as an habitual felon. He was given a $71,500 bond on those charges.