Christian Cole Daugherty

LAWRENCEVILLE – Christian Cole Daugherty, 24, from Littleton, N.C. is charged with grand larceny on Jan. 15.

According to information provided by Captain Brad Evans with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, on Jan. 15 the owner/manager of the Lake Gaston Resort contacted the sheriff’s office to report that they had evidence that an employee stole property belonging to the resort. He said Daugherty who had been employed at the resort since April 2019 who worked on the grounds/maintenance crew had broken into a cabinet and stole a $600 Ipad and suspected him of stealing other things. The owner/manager suspected Daugherty of stealing other things but didn’t have proof until now. He was going to allow Daugherty to come to work on Jan. 16 and if he showed up he would alert the sheriff’s office.

On Jan. 16 First Sergeant J. B. Lopresti responded to the resort and talked with Daugherty about the thefts. After talking with Daugherty he was arrested, charged with grand larceny and taken before the magistrate and held on a $2,000 secured bond.

Kori Tavis Gilliam is charged with possession of marijuana on Jan. 16. Deputy T. D. Jones noticed the driver of a 2001 Honda on Interstate 85 near the 31-mile marker was wearing earphones. Jones stopped the vehicle and found Gilliam to be the driver. He noticed the strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. After an investigation Jones found a plastic bottle in Gilliam’s left pants pocket believed to be marijuana. He ran his license plate and discovered that Gilliam was suspended for insurance reasons. Gilliam was charged with not having a valid driver’s license, no vehicle insurance and driving with earphones and released.

To read the entire article pick up the Jan. 29, 2020 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.