Sheriff James A. McVicker said a joint license checking station by his deputies and troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol in the early hours of Sunday morning resulted in the arrest of three individuals, the recovery of three stolen weapons and seizure of over $6,000.00 in cash.
Sheriff McVicker said his deputies set up a license checking station on Twisted Hickory road near Spivey Currie Drive near the Bladen and Columbus county lines at approximately 2:30 Sunday morning.
McVicker said when one vehicle saw the check point the driver turned around and fled. Deputies pursued the vehicle a short distance and the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. An AR 15 rifle was left in the vehicle and after checking the serial numbers the officers determined the gun was reported stolen from Columbus County. Deputies seized the weapon and the vehicle.
McVicker said a short time later another vehicle tried to avoid the check station by pulling into a driveway of a residence. Deputies located two stolen semi-automatic handguns, a concealed handgun and over $6,000.00 in cash. Both handguns were also reported stolen from Columbus County.
Three individuals were arrested:
Bryan Daquan Marlowe, 21, of 947 Jim Jolly Road, Clarendon. Marlowe was charged with two counts of Felonious Possession Stolen Firearm, one count of Carrying a Concealed Weapon and one count of Felonious Possession of Schedule II Narcotic (Cocaine). Bond was set at $31,000.
Marty Davene Soles, 24, 185 Sandy Place Drive, Tabor City. Soles was charged with Simple Possession Schedule VI Controlled Substance (Marijuana), Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, 2 counts of Felony Possession Stolen Firearm. Bond was set at $22,250.
Scotty Nealy, 23, 5982 Miller Road, Tabor City, Possession of a Firearm by Felon, 2 counts of Felony Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Resisting Arrest. Bond was set at $32,000.
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