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Friday, 23 May 2014 10:36

Conover Woman Accused of Stealing Gun from Friend

Jennifer Nicole Lain Jennifer Nicole Lain courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

29-year-old Jennifer Nicole Lain of Spencer Road in Conover was arrested by Hickory Police at about 1:20 yesterday afternoon (May 22) on one felony count of larceny of a firearm.

She was arrested in connection to an incident on May 10 when she stopped by the victim’s residence as the victim was moving some things out of the residence. Lain and the victim were described as friends.

In one of the boxes, Lain saw a pistol and inquired about it. She looked at the firearm and handed it back to the victim. The victim then went back into the residence. When she came back out, she saw Lain leaving, in a hurry. The victim then went back to her boxes and noticed the handgun was missing. Some prescription meds were also missing from her purse. The stolen items were valued at $650.

The Magistrate found probable cause to issue a warrant for Lain’s arrest. She was taken into custody without incident yesterday at her residence. Lain was transported to the Catawba Co. Detention Facility under a $500 secured bond with a first appearance in District Court set for today in Newton.

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