Updated:HICKORY, N.C.,None — Michael Bagwell, 35, and his girlfriend Diana Dayton, 35, were compared to Bonnie and Clyde when a crime spree in Sherrills Ford on April 5 ended with the pair under arrest and suffering from gunshot wounds.
The Georgia couple is accused of terrorizing a neighborhood while on the run from law enforcement following an armed robbery South Carolina.
A Sherrills Ford residence reported a suspicious vehicle. When deputies arrived, Bagwell and Dayton sped off in the stolen truck they'd brought to the area.
Officers say that over the span of about two hours, the couple broke into six homes, stole five vehicles, robbed two people and tried to kidnap a 16-year-old girl. They drove around two roadblocks. The deputies at the second roadblock fired at the couple as they raced past in a stolen Jeep Wrangler. Bagwell drove almost a mile farther before pulling to the side of the road suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Dayton had also been wounded.
Bagwell was indicted with 15 charges ranging from six counts of felony breaking and entering, larceny, kidnapping and larceny. Dayton was indicted on 13 similar charges.
Bagwell had his first administrative court date in Newton's Superior Court on Monday. His attorney, Rachael LeClair, stood by his side as his case was continued. The entire proceeding took about five minutes after which, Bagwell was led back to his cell in the County jail.
Dayton is due in court Tuesday. Bagwell is scheduled to return to Superior Court on Sept. 6.