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Man robbed at gunpoint

September 20, 2010

A Conover man was robbed at gunpoint Sunday in his home.
Joshua James Hampton, 22, of Icard, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon after Catawba County sheriff's deputies said he went to an acquaintance's home and robbed him.
Jamie Sullivan, 23, of Conover, was at his home in the 2700 block of Section House Road on Sunday about 3:20 p.m. when Hampton arrived at Sullivan's house, said Catawba County Chief Deputy Coy Reid.
Hampton was at Sullivan's home for about 30 minutes before Hampton allegedly pulled out a pistol and demanded Sullivan's money, Reid said.
Sullivan gave Hampton his wallet and $375 in cash, and Hampton left the residence on foot and ran through a field near Sullivan's house.
Sullivan's wallet was later recovered in the field, but the cash was not found.
Sheriff's deputies, after speaking with Sullivan, arrested Hampton in Burke County. He was transported to Catawba County jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

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