ROCKINGHAM — Two men accused of a string of robberies across three counties in two states are facing multiple criminal charges.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office announced on social media Saturday that 20-year-old Deonta Maurice Dumas, of Hamlet, and 39-year-old Delveckeo Lamont Goins, of Snow Hill, were arrested, believed to be responsible for convenience store robberies in Richmond and Scotland counties, as well as Marlboro County in South Carolina.
According to the post, the RCSO Special Response Team served a search warrant the morning of Friday, March 4 at a residence on Blue Bird Lane, off of N.C. 38 south of Hamlet, where the two were reportedly staying and arrested Goins.
Dumas was caught by deputies a short time later during a traffic stop, according to the post.
Online records from the Richmond County Jail show Dumas is charged with one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon in both Richmond and Scotland counties. He is also charged with conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon in Scotland and second-degree kidnapping in Richmond.
Dumas is being held under a combined $500,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in court March 17 on the Richmond County charges and March 24 on the Scotland County charges.
The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office has charged Goins with robbery with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm to create fear and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. He is being held in the Scotland County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond and has a court appearance set for March 14.
Sheriff Mark Gulledge said both suspects are facing charges from other agencies. No charges from Marlboro County appeared in a search of South Carolina court records Monday afternoon.
“These cases were solved by several agencies coming together ￼as a team and tracking down every lead,” Gulledge said in a statement. “This (teamwork) has definitely (taken) some dangerous people off of our streets. Thank you to my deputies and investigators, the investigators from the Rockingham Police (Department), the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office￼ and the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office for working non-stop on these cases.“
Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Goins has previous convictions in four counties in Eastern North Carolina.
Goins was first convicted in 2003 misdemeanor attempted breaking and entering and misdemeanor larceny in Lenoir County. The following year, he was convicted of misdemeanor breaking and entering in Duplin County.
His probation on the Lenoir County charges was also revoked in 2004 when Goins was convicted of possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance in Greene County, landing him in prison for nearly four months. Goins was back behind bars from July 2005-February 2006 when his probation was revoked on the Duplin conviction.
In 2014, Goins was convicted of possessing stolen goods in Greene County and sent back to prison. While serving time later that year at Craven Correctional Institution, Goins was convicted on two violations of having a controlled substance at a penal institution. He was released from prison in October of 2016.
Dumas has no prior convictions, state records show.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.