DAVIDSON – The Davidson Police Department has filed additional charges against the two suspects accused of entering and attempting to occupy a house they did not own last month.
According to a release from the department, felony charges have been added against suspects Turmaine Tyron Thorne and Taqiyah Camyah Barber related to their involvement in a Jan. 5 incident at the home on 1150 Concord Road.
In addition to misdemeanor breaking and entering and resisting a public officer charges levied against Thorne and Barber in January, police have added felony breaking and entering, obtaining property by false pretense and possession of a firearm by a felon charges against 30-year-old Thorne.
Barber, 34, faces additional charges of felony breaking and entering and obtaining property by false pretense.
Addition information provided by police includes aliases sometimes used by the suspects. Thorne's is Maqilia Bay and Barber's is Ghanian Hikmat Camyah Bay. The suspects' vehicle is a black 4-door 2017 Dodge Charger with North Carolina license tag FBH-8700.
Davidson police and the North Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers are asking anyone with information about the whereabouts of Thorne and Barber to contact them by calling the DPD at 704-892-5131 or Crime Stoppers at 704-896-7867.
In January, according to previous police reports, Thorne and Barber used a hide-a-key and entered the vacant, for-sale house on Concord Road, which is owned by the family of Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox. A family member saw a U-Haul truck in the driveway just before midnight and contacted police. When officers and family members arrived, they reported the suspects had begun unloading furniture from the truck and placing it in the house.
The suspects had also parked a car in the house’s garage.
When officers knocked and asked to enter the house, the suspects refused to let them in, which led to the resisting a public officer charges.
Subsequent investigations indicated Barber and Thorne, who claim allegiance to the Moorish Nation, which claims “sovereign” exemption from some state and federal laws, had filed a quitclaim deed with the Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds on Jan. 3 falsely claiming ownership of the property.
They were processed and released on $2,000 bond.