Woman charged with robbing handicapped man



YADKINVILLE — Two Yadkin County women have been charged with robbing a handicapped man of his prescription painkiller and pushing him out of their vehicle in the Food Lion parking lot off Highway 67 in Jonesville.

Crystal Sue Brown, 36, of 2353 Longtown Road, Boonville, and Amber Kristy McHone, also 36, of 2424 Wagoner Road, Boonville, were arrested May 31 on two felony charges — common law robbery and conspiracy to commit common law robbery, according to warrants obtained by the Jonesville Police Department. The two women also were charged with three misdemeanors — communicating threats, assault on a handicapped person and hit and run and leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage.

Jonesville Police Chief R.L. Reece said the women were acquaintances of Alfred Earnest Hall Jr., 61, of 587 Liberty Church Road, Mocksville, who is paralyzed from the waist down.

“At some point in time, they used to live in an apartment complex near him,” he said.

Hall was riding with the two women when they threatened him with bodily harm if he did not give them his Oxycodone, according to the incident/investigation report.

Reece said the women stole 132 30mg pills from Hall. The street value of the painkiller is about $1 per milligram, he said, which in this case was about $30 a pill.

Once they had his medicine, Brown and McHone allegedly pushed Hall out of their vehicle and left him. Reece said Hall was able to call a former caregiver from his cell phone, and she called 911. Reece said Yadkin County EMS workers responding to the call helped Hall into his former caregiver’s vehicle, and she drove him home.

Upon fleeing the scene, Reece said Brown and McHone ran into the rear passenger side of a parked 2008 Toyota Camry in the Food Lion parking lot, causing damage to the car, and then left the scene without leaving their name, address, driver’s license number and license plate number for the owner.

Kathy Chaffin may be reached at 336-258-4058.

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