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Three More Suspects Arrested In Caldwell County Kidnapping Case
L-R: Brittany Lynn Harris, Alex Matthew Shaw, Spencer Lane Perry
Courtesy of Caldwell County Sheriff's Office

Three More Suspects Arrested In Caldwell County Kidnapping Case

24-year-old Brittany Lynn Harris of Virginia Beach, Virginia, 20-year-old Alex Maxwell Shaw of Grace View Place in Granite Falls, and 20-year-old Spencer Lane Perry of Chesapeake, Virginia, were all arrested Wednesday (November 3) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re all charged with two counts of felony first-degree kidnapping and one count of felony larceny of a motor vehicle.

They’re charged along with eight other suspects previously arrested in a case involving a reported kidnapping and shooting. As WHKY previously reported, 36-year-old Anthony Scott Bumgarner, 20-year-old Elka Mckenna James, 50-year-old Bobby Dean Bowlin, 18-year-old Devan Alan Souther, and 36-year-old Tabitha Renee Bumgarner, all of the same Joplin Road, Hudson address, 22-year-old Tristan Douglas Coffey of Smokey Creek Road in Lenoir, 23-year-old Adam Solis Hernandez of U.S. 64 in Morganton, and 20-year-old Hunter Dean Aungst of Hatteras, N.C. were all arrested last Tuesday (October 26) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers.

Top Row, L-R: Anthony Scott Bumgarner, Elka Mckenna James, Bobby Dean Bowlin, Devan Alan Souther. Bottom Row, L-R: Tabitha Renee Bumgarner, Tristan Douglas Coffey, Adam Solis Hernandez, Hunter Dean Aungst

Last Tuesday officers responded to Caldwell Memorial Hospital after receiving a call stating that a shooting victim was dropped off at the Emergency Room. The victim, a 24-year-old Hickory man, suffered two gunshot wounds to his torso. The man reported that earlier in the morning he and his girlfriend were at a residence of an acquaintance and a group of individuals assaulted him and his girlfriend.

The victim added that several of the individuals placed him and his girlfriend into a vehicle and transported them to another location where he and his girlfriend were placed on the ground. The individuals allegedly fired multiple shots at the victims. The man was hit with gunfire but his girlfriend was not. The man was later flown to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem for additional treatment.

The victim’s girlfriend corroborated his account of the events. Further investigation and the discovery of items corroborated the victim’s statements. Harris, Shaw, and Perry were all incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond apiece. They were all scheduled to appear in District Court today (November 4) in Lenoir.