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01/03 2018

SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN ATTEMPTED BURGLARY OF NASCAR OWNER RICHARD CHILDRESS’ HOME

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Three men have been arrested in relation to the attempted break-in on the residence of Richard Childress. PHOTO BY LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC

 

Childress fired his own handgun at the direction of his would-be invaders

BY:  MATT WEAVER

Three men have been arrested concerning the attempted break-in of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress’ North Carolina home.

The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release on Tuesday to announce that it had arrested the three for the attempted burglary of the Childress residence on Dec. 17. According to the release, investigators learned from the Winston-Salem Police Department that three firearms used at Childress’ home matched firearms that had been stolen on Dec. 15 in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C.

After additional investigation, it was discovered that all three suspects matched the physical descriptions of the suspects in the Childress attempted burglary. With assistance from Winston-Salem police and the State Bureau of Investigation, David County Sheriff’s investigators executed search warrants on two residents inside the city.

The three men arrested are: Niquan Victorin, 20, of Winston-Salem; Chantz Kade Hines, 18, of Winston-Salem; and Armeka Vantonne Spinks of Salisbury, N.C. All three are each charged with attempted first-degree burglary and first-degree trespassing.

Childress was home at the time of the break-in and warded off the invaders by firing three shots in the direction of the would-be burglars. The three suspects were caught home surveillance cameras breaking a window next to a doorknob, activating an alarm.

He cited “God and the Second Amendment” for protecting his wife and property.