Three East Bend residents have been arrested and charged following the alleged armed robbery of a restaurant on Reynolda Road in Winston-Salem. On Wednesday, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office was informed by the Winston-Salem Police Department of the robbery. According to the information received, the suspect was last seen traveling toward Yadkin County in an older model multicolored truck. The license plate for this vehicle had been obtained and the registered owner of the vehicle lived in Yadkin County. Images of the vehicle and the offender were relayed to assist in identification and apprehension.
Deputies with the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office attempted to locate the vehicle and made contact with the registered owner. Authorities allege that Caleb Charles Hutchens, age 19, of East Bend, NC, was in possession of the described vehicle and responsible for the armed robbery.
Subsequently, the Winston-Salem Police Department obtained a warrant for Hutchens’ arrest for one count of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and began the search to locate Hutchens and the vehicle used in the robbery.
On Thursday, deputies responded to several locations in Yadkin County attempting to find Hutchens or the described vehicle. Ultimately, deputies located both Hutchens and the vehicle at a residence in East Bend. Hutchens was arrested, served with the outstanding warrant, and placed under a $250,000 secured bond. He was given a court date of Jan. 23 in Forsyth County.
During the apprehension of Hutchens, additional information was gathered regarding subjects that assisted him in evading apprehension. As a result, Casey Dwayne Messer and Destyni Kristian Messer of East Bend, were arrested and charged with one count each of Harboring a Fugitive. Casey Messer was placed under a $10,000 secured bond and Destyni was placed under a $5,000 secured bond. Both have a scheduled court date of Feb. 8.