Two local men arrested during drug raid; one still being sought


First Posted: 1/15/2009

Editor
Two local Chavis Road men were arrested last Thursday, June 21, when law enforcement officials raided their home and found about two pounds of cocaine, but one is still being looked for.
Arrested were Eduardo Hernandez, 22, and Michael Dewayne Bullard, 25, were both arrested and charged with numerous offences at the home belonging him at 916 Chavis Road.
Officials are looking for Chris Locklear, 22, who also is said to be living at the home. He was not at the home when the raid took place, but warrants are out for his arrest.
Along with the 1.76 pounds of cocaine, officials confiscated an ounce of marijuana and $496 in case. According to Robeson County Sheriff’s Maj. James A. Hunt, it was found in a hidden compartment in a couch inside the home. An assault rifle and a 12-guage shotgun was also found underneath the couch.
Mr. Bullard, who has an address listed at 1180 Tonya L. Road, and Mr. Hernandez, were both charged with trafficking cocaine by possession, conspiracy to traffic cocaine, and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. Hernandez was jailed on $85,500 bail while Bullard was given an $80,000 bail.
Locklear, who again was not home, was charged with trafficking cocaine by possession, conspiracy to traffic cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Locklear are asked to call the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office at 910-671-3100.

Body found near Lumber Bridge
Investigators are looking into why a 21-year-old man was shot to death and then either left there or dumped there in a field off Russell Road near Lumber Bridge last Wednesday.
According to Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey, the body of Henry Bell Jones of 389 Millionaire Road in Rennert was found by James Locklear of Shannon after he mistook the body of Jones as a pile of trash from a distance. Upon closer inspection, Locklear, who is a volunteer with the Rennert Fire Department, found it and called the Sheriff’s Office about 8:30 p.m. that evening.
Mr. Locklear stated in The Robesonian that he did not know Jones, but recognized him as a visitor in the Lombardy Village community which is nearby. He added that Jones had recently asked a friend of Locklear’s for a job.
Sealey stated, too, in The Robesonian, that Jones was unemployed and that Jones’ mother said her son was looking for work. Jones lived with his mother and several relatives.
The body was taken to Chapel Hill to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an official autopsy. He was apparently shot in the back.
“We’ve got a few leads and we are working on them,” said Detective Sgt. Chris Jermaine on Saturday.
Anyone with information is asked to call investigators Lt. Reggle Strickland or Detective Sgt. Germaine or Alex Monroe at 671-3100.

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