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Suspects wanted for theft of a dog, suspects claim innocence

By Charlotte Smith
On Sunday, May 26th a blue, female, pit bull dog was stolen from the area of Chicken Foot Road and Calvin Tyson Road in St. Pauls near Tar Heel, according to the owner. Investigator Greg Bullard with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance.
The two are captured in photos during the crime. The male suspect is seen jumping behind the fence to retrieve the dog. The female is photoed taking the dog off the property. The dog is valued at $500 up to $3000 according to professionals in the field.
Photos contributed by Investigator Bullard of surveillance footage of the dog theft.

The first week in June two persons of interest were identified in the investigation. Investigator Bullard asked for the public to help locate the two individuals, Adam Kersey and Patricia Marie Mullins. Both Kersey and Mullins are wanted by Investigator Bullard for questioning in the dog theft case reported in May.

On the evening of Friday, June 14 Ms. Mullins contacted Charlotte Smith with BladenOnline.com and plead her case.
Ms. Mullins said, “I didn’t take the dog and neither did Adam. We both have tattoos and Adam has a lot facial hair.”
She pointed out the two people in the dog napping do not have visible tattoos and the male doesn’t appear to have a lot of facial hair.
Photos contributed by Ms. Patricia Mullins.

Investigator Bullard mentioned in his report that Mr. Kersey and Ms. Mullins  were seen driving a blue, older model, Chevrolet Blazer and are thought to be homeless.

Ms. Mullins reported her blazer was green and salvaged around December of last year.
She said, “I didn’t steal the dog and I want the real people who did captured because I know what it is like to lose a dog. They are like family and my heart goes out to the people who own the dog that was stolen.”
When asked why she did not go in to the Sheriff’s office for questioning like Investigator Bullard had asked her to do, she said, “I don’t want to be arrested. I have children to take care of and the real people that did it are still out there.”
Investigator Bullard is still asking for Mr. Kersey and Ms. Mullins to meet him for questioning due to witness statements linking them to the case. He also asks, if anyone else has any information, to please contact him with the information.
If anyone has any information about the theft of the dog, please contact the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office at 910-862-6960 or Investigator Bullard at 910-862-6947.

 

 

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