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THOMASVILLE, N.C. -- Police are looking for two men who have been charged in connection with the early morning break-in at Cross Road Curb Market in Thomasville.

The two men are accused of crashing a car into the store, which is now an Exxon, early Thursday morning, stealing a carton of cigarettes and then fleeing the scene in the wrecked vehicle.

The men have been identified as James Arvil Shoun Jr., 41, of 401 Lake Drive, Archdale, and Kevin Douglas Cranford, 45, of 2592 Jamestown Road, Thomasville.

James Arvil Shoun Jr., Kevin Douglas Cranford

James Arvil Shoun Jr., Kevin Douglas Cranford

They are both charged with felonious breaking and entering and felonious larceny.

Video surveillance shows a grey Nissan Pathfinder back into the front of the business. Both men jumped out of the vehicle, stole tobacco products and drove away leaving the bumper of the car behind.

The crash happened around 2:27 a.m. The store was closed and no one was inside.

The suspects are believed to be in a grey 2001 Nissan Pathfinder with an unknown fictitious registration number plate. The Pathfinder will be missing the rear bumper and also has damage to the left, rear quarter panel.

“Upon viewing the surveillance footage, we learned that some of our patrol officers have had previous interactions with the Nissan Pathfinder,” said Detective Ross Conover. “We were able to take that information and identify James Shoun Jr. and Kevin Cranford.”

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending.

Anyone with information is asked to call Thomasville Police at 336-475-7755 or Crime Stoppers at 336-476-8477.



  • FaithC

    I guess people will sacrifice anything for a cigarette. I guess smoking is so important to some that they are willing to give up everything for it.

  • Bill W

    With all the cartons and packs of cigarettes there you would think they would take as many as possible.

  • SSnow

    For a carton of smokes. What was the real intention? Of course, not a more serious intent….Praying that more serious consequences never occurred…

  • karma

    It does seem very stupid, even more stupid to those who don’t have family or friends that Have messed up and got addicted to drugs…b careful how ya judge..never know when u gonna experience it first hand..and trust me..never say never AND dont say what u would or wouldn’t do until you n the position of another

  • sinner 3

    Could have got a lot of smokes for the pathfinder! This story smells worse than a wet ashtray ! More to this if truth be known and as suggested,I have 50 cartons in front of me, wrecked my vehicle and take only one sounds fishy right ?

  • a man

    To Bo Diddley. Easy with the “yeehaws from Thomasville” comment. Yes we have idiots that make the news, but so does every town. I am proud to have been born and raised in Thomasville. There are no Mayberrys anymore.

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