3 suspects charged in beating, robbery

3 suspects charged in beating, robbery

Matthew Franklin, Dalton Scronce, Ashton Stanley

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by APRIL BETHEA / The Charlotte Observer

WCNC.com

Posted on August 23, 2012 at 1:06 PM

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. -- Lincoln County authorities have arrested three people accused of beating and robbing a man who told them he’d planned to cash a “large” check.

The suspects were identified as Dalton Chase Scronce, 18; Matthew Joel Franklin, 32; and Ashton Elizabeth Stanley, 26.

Each are charged with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Authorities said the assault occurred Wednesday afternoon in the 900 block of White Street in Lincolton.

The victim told police that a group of people had just returned to the street after taking a ride in his car when one of the suspects pointed a BB gun at him.

The suspect then allegedly dragged the victim out of the car by his hair and down the street. The suspect then took $1,500 from the victim, then walked away.

Sheriff’s deputies who arrived on the scene began looking for the suspects. Scronce was arrested on Wednesday, while Franklin was apprehended on Thursday.

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