1 arrested, 1 sought after assault, robbery in Rutherford Co.


RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC (WSPA) – Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office said one of two people wanted following an assault and robbery earlier this month has been arrested in Florida.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, deputies responded to Days Inn, located at 2600 College Ave. in Forest City on Sept. 2 in regard to an assault and robbery.

The victim was taken to Rutherford Regional Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Following an investigation, warrants were issued charging Harley Jean Angel, 18, of Lawndale, NC, and Brayon Triston Rhodes, 22, of Gastonia, NC, with common law robbery.

Harley Angel was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida and is awaiting extradition back to North Carolina.

Deputies are still looking for Triston Rhodes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Crimestoppers at 828-286-TIPS (8477).

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