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Court Cases of Interest continued

By Erin Smith

Several court cases of interest in Bladen County were continued last week in Bladen County District Criminal Court in Elizabethtown. Judge Nancy Phillips presided over the proceedings which were conducted on Wednesday.

Attorney Oscar Blanks made an appearance on behalf of Daniel James Storie and Daniel Paul Storie who operated Freddie’s on Elm in Clarkton. The electronic gaming operation was raided by authorities on February 28 and several electronic gaming machines were seized.  Judge Nancy Phillips continued both  these cases until May 29th.

Attorney Blanks also told the court the Stories will be represented by Attorney Jonathan Trapp of Durham.

Daniel James Storie, of Mooresville, is facing charges of 3 counts of Gambling, 3 counts of Operating Video Gaming Machines, 3 counts of Possession of 5 or More Video Gaming Machines, 2 counts of Promote, Operate, or Conduct a Server Based Game, 2 counts of Possessing Illegal Gaming Terminals, and 4 counts of Operating Electronic Sweepstakes.

Daniel Paul Storie, of Asheboro, is facing charges of 3 counts of Gambling, 3 counts of Operating Video Gaming Machines, 3 counts of Possession of 5 or More Video Gaming Machines, 2 counts of Promote, Operate, or Conduct a Server Based Game, 2 counts of Possessing Illegal Gaming Terminals, and 4 counts of Operating Electronic Sweepstakes.

Attorney Blanks also made an appearance on behalf of James Ross of Bladenboro, who was also arrested in the crackdown on video gaming machines in February. His case was also continued by Judge Phillips to May 29th.

Ross is facing charges of two counts of gambling, two counts of operating video gaming machines, one count of possession of five or more video gaming machines, one count of promote, operate, or conduct a server based game, one count of possessing illegal gaming terminals, and one count of operating electronic sweepstakes.

MacKenzie Brisson of Dublin appeared before Judge Phillips on charges of taking of a wild animal under NC General Statute 113-291.6 (B) (4). This statute applies to the trapping of animals. Brisson told Judge Phillips he will hire an attorney to represent him. His case was continued by Judge Phillips until May 19th.

Ethan Goodwin of Clarkton had his case continued by Judge Phillips until May 11th. Attorney Wes Johnson told the court Goodwin is receiving treatment at Southeastern Carolina Crossroads.

Goodwin is facing charges of Selling Heroin, Delivery of Heroin, Manufacture Schedule I Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Heroin, and Possession of Heroin.

Rashad Jerome Whitted had his case continued to April 25th by Judge Phillips. He is facing charges of identity theft and obtaining property by false pretenses.

Camisha Dakota Scott appeared before Judge Phillips and had her cases continued. She is facing charges of simple affray and resisting a public officer which are scheduled to be heard on May 21.

Scott has an additional charge of no operator’s license which is scheduled to be heard on April 26.

Frank Lambert appeared before Judge Phillips and stated he would hire an attorney to represent him. He is facing charges of possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce and hunting/fishing/trapping without a game license. Judge Phillips continued the case until May 17th.

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