Tri-County Task Force arrests 11

Task Force arrests 11

While the panic over fuel supplies maybe have kept some people home, there were still plenty of suspects on the road during the Mother’s Day weekend.

On Friday, the Tri-County Community Impact Team (C.I.T.) Task Force focused its efforts on Columbus County.  Specially trained deputies from Bladen, Robeson, and Columbus Counties worked together to focus their efforts on specific problem areas in Columbus County, including Chadbourn.  

As a result, 40 warnings were issued, 14 citations were issued, and 11 arrests were made. The following individuals were arrested:


Frances Moia Hampton

Frances Moia Hampton, 44, of 6235 Highway 66, Loris, was arrested on Cox Town Rd in Tabor City.  She was charged with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.


Megan Kelly Martin

Megan Kelly Martin, 28, of 443 Andorra St., Longs, S.C., was arrested on Wilson Street in Chadbourn.  She was charged with failure to appear on a misdemeanor, a driving while license revoked charge.


Malcolm Watts

Malcolm Watts III, 60, of 1017 Hickory Hill Rd., Chadbourn, was arrested on Dessie Road in Chadbourn.  He was charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon, felony possession of SCH II CS, misdemeanor possession of Sch III CS, and felony maintaining a vehicle. 


 Sidney Dale Nobles

Sidney Dale Nobles, 65, of 1037 Hickory Hill Rd., Chadbourn, was arrested on Dessie Road in Chadbourn.  He was charged with felony possession of Sch II CS, a failure to appear on a misdemeanor probation violation, and an outstanding warrant for misdemeanor communicating threats.


Corey Harrison

Corey James Harrison, 21, of 404 W. Lewis St., Whiteville, was arrested on Virgil Street and J.K. Powell Boulevard in Whiteville.  He was charged with felony possession of a firearm by felon, misdemeanor possessing/concealing a weapon, and misdemeanor possession of SCH VI.


Wallace Thomas Baldwin

Wallace Thomas Baldwin, 42, of 1332 Farmers Union Rd., Clarkton, was arrested on Tom Sessions Road in Whiteville.  He was charged with felony possession of Schedule II and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

 


Bobby Currie

Bobby Currie, 66, of 1972 Whitehall Rd., Whiteville, was arrested on Tom Sessions.  He was charged with felony possession of cocaine, felony maintaining a vehicle, and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia. 


Aaron Dixon McCumbee

Aaron Dixon McCumbee, 39, of 103 Stevens St., Tabor City, was arrested on Green Acres Road in Tabor City.  He was charged with felony possession of heroin, felony possession of cocaine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia


Amelia Earhart McPherson

Amelia Earhart McPherson, 38, of 66 Horace Cox Rd., Tabor City, was arrested on Green Acres Road in Tabor City.  She was charged with felony possession with intent to sell/deliver heroin, felony possession of SCH II CS, and felony maintaining a vehicle.


Jimmy Leevon Swinton

Jimmy Leevon Swinton, 43, of 2262 Swamp Fox Hwy E., Tabor City, was arrested on Swamp Fox Highway in Tabor City.  He was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell, deliver cocaine, felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, deliver marijuana, and felony maintaining a vehicle.


Christopher W. Hemingway

Christopher William Hemingway, 39, of 305 Pine Circle Rd., Tabor City, was arrested on Cox Town Road in Tabor City.  He was charged with felony possession of Schedule II CS and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  


The Tri-County Community Impact Team Task Force meets monthly to coordinate efforts to continue to target problem areas in Bladen, Robeson, and Columbus Counties.  Citizen complaints are the driving force of this task force.

“It is important that citizens in these counties contact their Sheriff’s Office to report their concerns,” said Sheriff Jody Greene. “All citizens deserve to feel safe in their home and in their community.”

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