Lenoir woman convicted in Catawba County

Was one of three charged in Hickory armed robbery and burglary
Jan. 11, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

A Lenoir woman now is the second person to be convicted of charges in a Hickory break-in.

Chelsey Anita Shew, 26, of 415 Stonewall St. was one of three Lenoir residents accused of breaking into a home in the 1700 block of Fifth Avenue SW in Hickory on March 14, 2013, and stealing a 50-inch television and a Sony PlayStation game system. Shew was not armed, but Larry Eugene Robbins, also of 415 Stonewall St. was, police said. Under North Carolina law, anyone who is unarmed but participates in an armed robbery can be charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Robbins pleaded guilty Dec. 17 to armed robbery and first-degree burglary and was sentenced to 52 to 75 months in prison.

She was convicted Thursday in Catawba Superior Court of armed robbery and first-degree burglary. She was sentenced to 51 to 74 months in prison.

A third co-defendant, Josh Tyler Sigmon, of 2430 Powell Brickyard Road, has not been tried yet.