Three teenagers have been charged with tossing rocks off a bridge Monday onto vehicles traveling on Interstate 95 near Godwin, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said.
The three are accused of tossing rocks from the bridge on Sherill Baggett Road and damaging at least five vehicles, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
The Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls about 9:45 p.m. in reference to rocks being thrown at cars, said Sgt. Sean Swain, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office.
When deputies arrived, they found a white BMW parked on the side of the road near the bridge. As deputies were canvassing the area, they found Bobby Shane Stone coming from under the bridge, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Stone was the driver of the white BMW and said two other people were under the bridge on the southbound side. Deputies found Javier Prieto and Alex Alvarado, the release said.
The Sheriff’s Office reported five people with damaged vehicles: Jerry Harrison of Ontana, South Carolina, had damage to the hood and windshield of his 2000 Freightliner truck; William Myers of Columbia, South Carolina, had damage to the windshield of his 2007 Freightliner truck; Ismael Quintero of Sunrise Lake, Florida, had damage to his 1995 International truck, as well as the 2006 Chrysler 300 he was hauling; Billy Lee of Fayetteville had damage to the sunroof and top of his 2003 Chevrolet Impala; and Frank Pope of Alexandria, Virginia, had damage to the grill and roof of his 2015 Freightliner truck.
Prieto, who is 18, lives on the 200 block of Bud Lane in Godwin. Alvarado, who is 18, lives on the 3400 block of Wrench Road in Dunn.
They are charged with five counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and five counts of damage to personal property. Bail for each was set at $250,000. Their first appearance in District Court is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.