BURKE COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Three people are facing charges after deputies say a vehicle was stolen with a baby inside from a convenience store in Burke County Sunday afternoon.
According to the Burke County Sheriff's Office, a woman was reportedly paying for gas at the Jack-B-Quick/Marathon Station on Interstate 40 at Exit 116 in Icard just before 2 p.m. when her vehicle was stolen. Deputies say a 14-month-old was inside the vehicle when it was stolen.
A short time later, the stolen vehicle was found across the road from the convenience store at a Burger King, deputies say. The child was still inside the vehicle unharmed, according to deputies.
A witness lead deputies to issue a BOLO alert for multiple people who were allegedly in a black Mazda 3. Almost an hour later, deputies say they stopped a vehicle that matched the BOLO description on Wesley Chapel Road in Newton and three people who were in the vehicle were taken into custody.
Nolan Lamar Weaver, 20, was charged with second-degree kidnapping, larceny of a motor vehicle, two counts of possession of stolen goods and larceny after breaking and entering. He was given a $100,000 secured bond. Deputies say Weaver is expected to appear in court Monday.
Dallas Christopher Hopkins, 33, and Christy Leeann Gonzalez-Rodriquez, 37, were both charged with accessory after the fact.
Hopkins was given a $25,000 secured bond and Gonzalez-Rodriquez was given a $26,000 secured bond. They are both expected to appear in court Monday.
Deputies released this statement: