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Wednesday, 09 January 2019 16:35

Hamlet investigators obtain additional warrants after alleged kidnapping

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HAMLET— Additional warrants have been issued for a man previously accused of attempted burglary following another incident this week.


Investigators with the Hamlet Police Department say 26-year-old Jewarren Shymount Rush, of Pine Street, broke into a home Tuesday and held a woman captive at gunpoint before running out door when an officer arrived to investigate a domestic violence call.

According to warrants, Rush also hit the victim in the face, causing her eye to swell and held a 14-inch knife to her neck, threatening to kill her if she moved.

A previously issued warrant states that Rush attempted to break into another home around 2 a.m. Dec. 21 after threatening to kill the victim “and burn her house down.”

His current outstanding warrants in Richmond County include charges of: attempted first-degree burglary; injury to real property; communicating threats; assault on a female; assault with a deadly weapon; assault by pointing a gun; resisting a public officer; breaking and entering with the intent to terrorize or injure; and first-degree kidnapping.

The Fayetteville Police Department confirmed Wednesday that Rush has an order for arrest — issued when a defendant fails to show up in court — for an assault on a female charge in Cumberland County.

Online records show Rush is also listed as a probation or parole absconder by the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.

State records show Rush was released from prison in March 2016 after serving consecutive sentences for possession of stolen goods and breaking and entering motor vehicles. He was intentionally given probation for those convictions in Richmond County, but records show his probation was revoked in Cumberland County.

Rush is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Hamlet Police Department at 901-582-2551, Richmond County Crime Stoppers at 910-997-5454 or the Department of Public Safety at 1-866-646-0024.

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

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