Charges were filed in Carter County District Court Monday for three felonies — first degree robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and malicious injury to property over $1,000.
The charges were filed against Payton Ryan Brawley, 20, of Wilson, and Kelby Ray Warren, 19, of Ardmore. Warrants were issued for both and Warren was arrested and booked into the Carter County Detention Center just after 7 p.m. Monday.
According to the information filed in Carter County District Court, the District Attorney’s office alleges that Brawley and Warren took an iPhone 8 from a female victim with the use of a Ruger 9mm pistol.
The charging document also alleges that Brawley and Warren committed assault and battery against a male victim, also with the Ruger 9mm pistol, with intent to do that victim bodily harm.
The third felony charge of malicious injury to property over $1,000 alleges that Brawley and Warren threw rocks at a 2006 Hyundai Tucson belonging to the female victim.
Damage to a headlight and a mirror caused a loss estimated at $1,000.
The felony charge of first degree robbery carries a penalty of a minimum of ten years imprisonment. Assault and battery with a dangerous weapon carries possible punishment of up to ten years in the state penitentiary or one year in county jail. The felony count of malicious injury to property is punishable by imprisonment in the state penitentiary for up to two years or a fine not exceeding $1,000 or both fine and imprisonment.
Warren made his initial appearance in court before Carter County District Judge Carson Brooks Tuesday. Bond was set at $75,000 and a no contact order was issued as to the victim.
The arrest warrant for Brawley was still outstanding at press time.