Three men have been charged with felony breaking and entering into the Valero convenience store in Newton, according to a release from the Newton Police Department.
Greensboro residents Isaiah Marques Carmichael, 19, and Zakirus Wacovia Davis, 25, and High Point resident Daniel Lahorace Nelson, 31, were charged and arrested.
Each of the men was issued a $10,000 secured bond.
The three men were seen breaking into the store by a Newton officer on patrol early Thursday morning, according to the release.
The men initially fled in a vehicle but crashed into a tree after a short chase. One suspect was arrested at the scene of the crash while the others were taken into custody not far from the scene.
The investigation is ongoing. Police are asking anyone with information on the case to call Officer Jose Hernandez at 828-465-7430.
Kevin Griffin is the City of Hickory reporter at the Hickory Daily Record.