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Richmond County man charged with assaulting ex-girlfriend, threatening to burn her home

ROCKINGHAM — A man is facing criminal charges after allegedly threatening to burn down his ex-girlfriend’s home.

When deputies responding to a call arrived in the Morrow Street area Monday, they could hear a woman yelling for help, according to a press release issued by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

The front door of a residence was open and deputies reportedly saw a woman run out and toward the patrol car.

While she was at the car, deputies say 32-year-old Shamique Divine Hubbard, of Hamlet, walked out of the home and started walking away.

When a deputy yelled at Hubbard to stop, he allegedly ran. The deputy reportedly chased Hubbard and caught him “a short time later.” Hubbard was detained while deputies tried to determine what happened, according to the release.

The woman reportedly told deputies that Hubbard, her ex-boyfriend, had kicked in her door, walked inside her home, started assaulting her and threatened to burn her home.

Hubbard was arrested and charged with a felony count of breaking and entering to terrorize or injure, communicating threats, assault on a female, resisting a public officer and assault on a government employee.


According to the sheriff’s office, Hubbard was booked into the Richmond County Jail without bond because the charges were related to domestic violence.

However, online jail records on Tuesday showed Hubbard was being held on a $5,000 secured bond for the domestic charges and no bond for the officer-related charges.

(Update – 1:10 p.m. – The bond numbers on the jail website are incorrect, according to the sheriff’s office.)

Online court records show Hubbard has multiple pending charges including: second-degree arson; four counts of resisting a public officer; two counts of assault on a government employee; communicating threats; assault on a female; and being intoxicated and disruptive.

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Hubbard was convicted of driving while impaired in Rowan County in October 2021.

Hubbard’s only other conviction was in 2018 of speeding to elude arrest and assault on a officer in Richmond County.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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