Men charged in home invasion of NASCAR legend Richard Childress had stolen guns
The burglars that Childress fired at were carrying military-grade weapons on them, the cops say
The men charged with were carrying stolen military-grade weapons, according to the Davidson County Sheriff's Office. After already being charged with trespassing and attempted burglary, the three men involved are also facing additional charges of conspiracy to commit burglary and possession of stolen weaponsNASCAR legend Richard Childress last month
The incident initially occurred on Dec. 17, when the 72-year-old Childress said that he heard glass shattering while he was upstairs. Childress fired shots at the intruders as he came downstairs.
It was uncovered that the guns carried by the alleged intruders had been stolen and reported to Winston-Salem police two days earlier. The alleged intruders -- Niquan Victorin (20), Chantz Hines (18) and Armeka Spinks (18) -- were arrested on Jan. 2. The three were held on $250,000 bond at Davidson County Detention Center. After the additional charges, the bond has gone up another $200,000, per the sheriff's department.
Childress, who is a second vice president of the National Rifle Association and the owner of Richard Childress Racing, was unscathed in the attempt, as were the assailants. The three men charged are scheduled to appear in Lexington, North Carolina's district court on Jan. 29.
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