The mother of a man charged in connection with an assault and robbery during a home invasion late last year now faces charges, said Iredell Sheriff Darren Campbell.
Shannon Diane Grant, 46, of Hickory, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, first-degree burglary, robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree kidnapping, 11 counts of identity theft and two counts of safecracking. A magistrate set bond at $500,000.
Her son, Lucas Bryan Coulbourn, also of Hickory, was previously charged in the case.
Campbell said evidence gathered had indicated another person was involved in the assault and robbery, which occurred at a residence on Calico Lane.
Campbell said a man told authorities he was asleep in his home when he heard someone in his room. A masked man demanded money and guns from him and sprayed the victim with mace, authorities said. The suspect then threatened to shoot the victim and demanded keys to the man’s safe, Campbell said.
The victim tried to escape and was assaulted. He was then forced to leave the home, Campbell said. He was driven to several ATMs and was finally able to escape when the suspect got out of the truck.
Campbell said detectives were able to place Grant in the Statesville area when the crime occurred and they recovered silver coins stolen from the victim at a home in Conover. Grant, he said, took the coins to the home and asked the owner to keep them for her.
Grant was arrested in Hickory without incident.
Coulbourn currently is being held without bond.
Grant has a criminal history involving injury to personal property, assault and driving related charges.