Robbery Suspect Apprehended in Catawba County


On Friday morning 08/07/2020 at 7:39 a.m. deputies with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a Robbery at the Propst Superette Convenience store located at 3725 Sulphur Springs Rd in Hickory.

When deputies arrived they were informed that a person entering that store informed the clerk of their intent to commit a robbery and made a demand for money. This person was described as a white male who was captured on the store’s surveillance footage. This person obtained a small quantity of money before fleeing the store.

Investigators with the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CCSO CID) initiated an investigation into this incident and began to gather additional information.

At 10:37 a.m. a Robbery at the Pahal Shop and Save located at 3752 Hwy 16 South in Taylorsville was reported to Taylorsville Police Department (TPD). The person committing that robbery matched the description of the person who committed the robbery at the Sulphur Springs Rd Propst Superette. Surveillance footage from the Taylorsville robbery captured a dark colored SUV operated by the person committing that robbery.

At approximately 11:11 a.m. Investigators with CCSO CID located a dark colored SUV matching the description of the SUV used in the Taylorsville robbery traveling along Hwy 16 North in Catawba County. Investigators stopped that vehicle on I-40 near exit 130. Charles David Kincaid, identified as the driver, matched the appearance of the person committing both robberies and was taken into custody. A quantity of money believed to have been taken from both stores has been recovered.

Kincaid (44 yoa) a Claremont resident will be charged with felony crimes relating to both robberies. Those charges had not been issued by the magistrate at the time of this release.

Investigators with Taylorsville Police Department, Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and Catawba County Sheriff’s Office are partnering together in these investigations which are expected to continue as additional information and evidence is gathered.

Sheriff Brown: “Impressive work by our deputies and investigators. This suspect was likely to continue

                           committing robberies had he not been quickly apprehended”.  

Author: Margaret Beveridge