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Deputies charge teenagers with Cragslist robbery

Henderson County sheriff's deputies charged two Hendersonville teenagers with armed robbery after they allegedly set up two Craiglist buyers and robbed them at gunpoint.

The sheriff's department received a report at 1:40 p.m. Thursday from two people who said they arranged to meet a seller from Craigslist to buy a cell phone. The victims were met by the two young men in the Crab Creek community, where one of them produced a handgun and demanded money, the sheriff's office said in a news release. The suspects drove away in a red VW Jetta after allegedly taking an undisclosed amount of money.

BosshardBosshardOfficers located the vehicle, still occupied by one of the suspects, on U.S. 64 in Hendersonville. After further investigation, deputies charged Seth Coiner Donaldson, 19, of 206 Crooked Creek Road, and Charles Khan Bosshard, 18, of 717 Price Road, with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Both were jailed at the Henderson County Detention Facility under a $100,000 secured bond. Their first appearance hearing will be at 9 a.m. Friday in District Court.

In an effort to avoid situations like this, Henderson County Sheriff Charles McDonald urged the public to use caution when meeting anyone to complete online transactions from Craigslist or other websites. “We strongly encourage the public to utilize the parking area at the Sheriff’s Office or Courthouse for these exchanges instead of meeting in remote, non-public locations.”

When buying and selling on the Internet, McDonald offered the following recommendations:


· Insist on meeting in a public place
· Never invite strangers into your home or go into their home
· Never go alone
· Tell a friend or family member where and when you are meeting
· Always bring your cell phone
· Be cautious when buying/selling high value items
· If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is
· Trust your instincts