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Sheriff McVicker Announces Arrest in August Armed Robbery


Sheriff James A. McVicker announced the October 6th arrest of Thomas Sherell Tawon Bryant, 29, of 209 Rachel Street, Lumberton, NC for an armed robbery that happened at the Smithfield Foods meat processing plant in Tar Heel in August.

McVicker said on August 16, 2016, Bryant approached a man who was getting off work early to go purchase a car. He confronted the victim while they were in their vehicle and demanded they turn over, a backpack and other valuables. Bryant displayed a semi-automatic handgun during the robbery. He made off with a backpack containing two laptops and a large sum of cash the victim was going to use to purchase a car.

Bryant was charged with Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon and Second Degree Kidnapping. He was placed in Bladen County Jail under a $250,000 secured bond.

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