Suspects Arrested After Crashing Into Store And Stealing Cigarettes

THOMASVILLE, N.C. -- Thomasville Police have arrested two men after they drove an SUV into a curb market.

Police said they arrested James Avril Shoun Jr. and Kevin Douglas Cranford Thursday night along with help from High Point Police.

Officers told WFMY News 2 they received a community tip that the Nissan Pathfinder that was used in the break-in was parked behind a store near the intersection of Boyer Street and West English Rd. in High Point.

Both men were taken into custody in the 2000 block of W. English St.

Investigators said the two men drove an SUV into the Crossroads Curb Market on Thursday around 2:27 a.m. They found a substantial amount of damage to the building.

Surveillance video shows both men jumping out of the SUV. Police say they only took tobacco products.

However, they did manage to leave the rear bumper of the SUV inside the business after they drove away.

Investigators identified the men in the SUV after viewing surveillance footage. Detective Ross Conover said. "We learned that some of our patrol officers have had previous interactions with the Nissan Pathfinder."

Police are looking for a grey 2001 Nissan Pathfinder with an unknown fictitious registration number plate. They say not only is the bumper missing but the SUV has damage to the left rear quarter panel.

Shoun and Cranford were taken to the Thomasville Police Department for processing and then placed in Davidson County Jail.

Shoun was served with warrants for felonious breaking and entering, felonious larceny, injury to real property, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Shoun was also served with two orders for arrest for failure to appear in court onprevious charges. Shoun received a $9000 secured bond.

Cranford was served with warrants for felonious breaking and entering, felonious larceny,injury to real property and misdemeanor larceny. Cranford received a $5000 secured bond.


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