Indian Trail man held in connection with robbery

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 30, 2011

By Sarah Campbell
SALISBURY — An Indian Trail man is behind bars on a $1.5 million secured bond in connection with the felony armed robbery of a family on Deal Road earlier this month.
The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Roderick Darnell Hardin, 38, of 421 Walnut Ave. with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping Saturday. He is being held in the Rowan County Detention Center.
Shortly after 8 p.m. July 21 two armed men approached Scott Beaver and his family at their Mooresville home.
The men forced them inside, where they bound Beaver’s wife, Shirley, and grandson, Nick Fowler. Beaver’s 5-year-old twin daughters and 3-year old great-grandson were told to lie down on the floor.
Beaver and one of the men got into a physical altercation, before he threatened to shoot the children if Beaver didn’t open his safe.
The men left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Beaver, who owns Beaver’s Honda Salvage, told a Post reporter earlier this week that he plans to carry a gun with him every day for the rest of his life.
He said he felt “helpless” during the incident.
Beaver has also removed the safe from his home.
The second gunman had not been arrested as of Saturday at press time.
Contact reporter Sarah Campbell at 704-797-7683.