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Michael Travis Babson Previous photo of male published was incorrect.

UPDATE: Keri Jean Hester and Michael Travis Babson turned themselves in today, Tuesday, July 10th according to Bladen County Sheriff’s Office.

“Hester had a $1,000 bond and Babson had a $50,000 bond. Both made bond and have first appearance hearing in Bladen District Court tomorrow.” Major Larry Guyton said in a press release earlier today.

The Sheriff’s Office gave credit to the media for the two turning themselves in today.


Previous Article:

Bladen County Sheriff James A. McVicker is seeking the public’s help in locating two people wanted for breaking and entering and other unrelated charges.

“We are asking for help from our citizens to locate and arrest Michael Travis Babson, 32, and Keri Jean Hester, 32, of 16884 NC Hwy 131, Bladenboro for breaking and entering and larceny of a residence near their home that happened on June 15, 2018,” said McVicker.

“Investigators located stolen property at Hester’s residence and obtained warrants on her and

Keri Jean Hester

Babson for Felonious Breaking and Entering, Felonious Larceny, and Felonious Possession of Stolen Goods. Hester was arrested on June 28th and has since made bond. Babson is wanted on the original warrants and has four other outstanding warrants on unrelated matters. On July 2nd, Investigators sought and obtained additional warrants on Hester and Babson for Conspiracy to Commit Felonious Breaking and Entering.”


McVicker said items stolen included televisions, cash, bb guns, a Yeti cooler and a deer mount. Investigators have recovered a portion of the property from the Hester residence.


Anyone with information on the location of Babson and Hester are asked to contact the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office at 910-862-6960.



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