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Stolen handgun reported, convicted felon arrested

Detrick Lemond Covington convicted felon

On Friday, August 12th, Sergeant Jeromy Martin was dispatched to 203 West Swanzy Elizabethtown, NC in reference to a larceny of a firearm from a motor vehicle. Sergeant Martin received information that the missing handgun was stolen from the center console of the victim’s vehicle while it was parked at the listed address according to the Elizabethtown Police Department.

Sergeant Martin was able to develop a suspect based upon information received. The case was further investigated by Detective Sergeant Willie Thompson of the Elizabethtown Criminal Investigation Division. Detective Thompson was able to establish probable cause which led to the arrest and charging of Detrick Lemond Covington for the larceny of a firearm.

Also during the investigation Detective Thompson determined that the suspect Detrick Lemond Covington is a convicted felon. Based upon these finding Detective Thompson further charged Covington with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Covington was arrested, processed, and placed in Bladen County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond. The case is still under investigation.

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