31-year-old Joshua Heath Lester of Dairy Farm Road in Icard, 38-year-old Christopher Eugene McCrary of Fairway Drive S.W. in Conover and 28-year-old Angel Elizabeth Gibbs of Finger Bridge Road in Hickory were all arrested by Hickory Police at about 11 o'clock Friday night (January 4). They're each charged with one felony count of robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons. On Monday (January 7), McCrary was charged with misdemeanor probation violation.
They were arrested in connection to an incident on Friday at a hotel on 8th Street Drive S.E., just off of Lenoir-Rhyne Boulevard. The victim reported being robbed after arriving to pick up Gibbs. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, the suspects were in possession of at least one firearm at the time of their arrests.
All three suspects were taken into custody without incident at the hotel. They were jailed in the Catawba Co. Detention Facility with bond for Lester set at $100,000, secured, McCrary’s bond is now $150,000, and Gibbs was given a $75,000 secured bond. All three suspects had District Court dates Monday, McCrary also had a District Court date scheduled today (January 8).