First Posted: 2/12/2009
PEMBROKE Sheriffs deputies are investigating a possible arson that occurred on Monday.
A report said that a passing motorist on N.C. 72 West notified Carolyn Hunt, 57, that her house was on fire.
The motorist helped Hunt out of the home and extinguished the fire. The report said about $11,160 in damage was done to a wall and vinyl siding.
MAXTON Two people suffered severe injuries on Tuesday when they were assaulted with a flashlight.
According to a sheriffs report, Marcella Locklear, 43, and Larry Dean Oxendine, 46, both of Prospect Road, told deputies that a man inside of the home began arguing with Locklear over missing money.
The man grabbed a flashlight and began beating Locklear and Oxendine attempted to break-up the fight. The man then began beating Oxendine over the head with the flashlight, the report said.
Locklear and Oxendine both suffered severe cuts and were taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
LUMBERTON About $500 in clothing was taken from a Conrad Drive home on Tuesday.
Tara Lawanda Godfrey told deputies that a man she previously dated entered her home through a kitchen window and stayed there, said a sheriffs report. Godfrey returned at about 11:35 a.m. and found the clothes missing.
A vehicle window was also shattered, causing about $300 in damage, according to the report.
LUMBERTON Someone stole a 2005 Ford F-150 on Tuesday from Ricky Seals, 44, of Wilkerson Drive.
The truck, which is valued at about $28,000, was taken from Seals front yard, according to a sheriffs report.
PEMBROKE A vehicle was damaged after a man blasted the car with birdshot following an argument on Tuesday.
Daniel Locklear, 18, of Union Chapel Road, told deputies that he was traveling with friends to Melinda Road when a man came out of a house and began arguing with the teenagers.
The report said the man fired a single shot, causing about $1,500 in damage to Locklears 1989 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck.
LUMBERTON Someone broke into a storage shed on Tuesday and stole $1,289 worth of items.
According to a sheriffs report, Carson Hunt, 57, received a phone call at about 2:38 p.m. about the break-in and later found a toolbox, tools, saws and door equipment missing.
LUMBERTON A Goodman air-conditioning unit was stolen on Tuesday from Family Alternatives at 103 N. Elm St.
A police report said that the unit was taken from a concrete slab located on the south side of the building. The unit was valued at about $5,000, according to the report.