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Two charged with stealing medical supplies from EMS

By Sarah Willets swillets@civitasmedia.com

July 24, 2014

LUMBERTON — A bag of medical supplies stolen from a Robeson County ambulance has been recovered and two people have been charged for the theft, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.


The bag, which was stolen on Friday, was in the back of a Robeson County Emergency Medical Services ambulance on McIver Road in Lumber Bridge while emergency responders were inside a home tending to a patient, a statement from the Sheriff’s Office said.


Sgt. G.D. Leggett went to the home, where emergency responders were able to describe a white Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by people seen near the ambulance, the statement said. The car passed by the home and Leggett followed it. Upon stopping the car, Leggett was able to see the bag, the statement said.


James Lee Bell, 40, of Scotts Pine Road, Lumber Bridge, and Dylan Scott West, 20, of Birdsway Road, Lumber Bridge, were each arrested and charged with breaking and entering into a motor vehicle and felony larceny. They have each been jailed at the Robeson County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bonds.


Bell was jailed in 2012 on drug charges and has faced other drug and weapons violations.