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Three charged with stealing guns from Lincolnton home

The four stolen guns were valued at $3,700, according to deputies.
Three arrested for stealing guns from Lincoln County home
Three arrested for stealing guns from Lincoln County home(Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 12:25 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Three people were arrested for stealing guns from a home in Lincoln County.

Deputies say Melissa Jane Cherry-Pastula, 35, from Lincolnton, Preston Chase Lowery, 18, from Lincolnton, and Justin Ryan Showmake, 19, from Conover, are accused of stealing the guns from a home in Lincolnton on July 2.

The four stolen guns were valued at $3,700, according to deputies.

They have been charged with one count of 2nd-degree burglary; one count of conspiracy to commit 2nd-degree burglary; four counts of larceny of a firearm; and four counts of possession of a stolen firearm.

Shoemake was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under an $80,000 secured bond. Cherry-Pastula was jailed under a $60,000 secured bond and Lowery under a $58,000 secured bond.

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