LAURINBURG — Investigators in Scotland County have arrested three men and are looking for three others they say are responsible for a recent regional crime spree.

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HAMLET ― Police say a man caught on camera leaving a stolen car at a gas station stole his getaway vehicle in another state.

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HAMLET— Investigators are using social media once again to help identify a suspect.

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By making it easier to sue for retaliatory arrests, Supreme Court justices could pump the brakes on “contempt of cop” cases where citizens’ cross words and surly attitudes lead to low-level criminal charges.

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HAMLET — A week after learning she had an outstanding warrant, a woman has turned herself in.

Nancy Ingram, of Hamlet, turned herself in at the Richmond County Magistrate’s office around 11 a.m. Saturday and was served by the Rockingham Police Department, according to Detective Capt. Randy Dover.

Ingram is charged with a single felony count of harboring a fugitive. Investigators believe she was helping 22-year-old Edward McNair Sloan — accused of shooting a man outside the Richmond County Soup Kitchen on Oct. 24 — hide prior to his arrest the following day. 

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HAMLET — A man is facing drug and stolen weapons charges following an undercover narcotics investigation.

The Hamlet Police Department served a search warrant at 804 Ridge Drive Friday morning, finding 14 grams (nearly a half-ounce) of marijuana, five bongs, baggies and rolling papers, according to court documents.

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4 Rockingham Officers Promoted to Sergeant

ROCKINGHAM — Four of the city’s “boys in blue” were promoted to the rank of sergeant during a ceremony at city hall Tuesday afternoon.

Chief Billy Kelly said the promotions were based on each officer’s years of service, the amount of training received beyond what’s required, commitment to the community and demonstrating the ability “lead, not just dictate” — all while balancing a family life.

City Manager Monty Crump thanked the family members who were in attendance for the support of their loved ones in law enforcement.

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HAMLET— After waiting several days for a suspect to turn herself in, the Hamlet Police Department is going public.

Late Tuesday morning, the department posted on its Facebook page that officers are looking for Nancy Ingram, who is wanted on an outstanding warrant for harboring a fugitive.

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HAMLET— A man wanted for Wednesday’s shooting outside the Richmond County Soup Kitchen on Wednesday has been taken into custody.

Hamlet Police apprehended 22-year-old Edward McNair Sloan at the Washington Court apartments just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday, according to Detective Capt. Randy Dover.. 

Sloan was walked into the Richmond County magistrate’s office around 6 p.m. by Lt. Richard Jordan where he was given a $1 million secured bond.

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HAMLET — Police are searching for a suspect in a lunch-hour shooting at the Richmond County Soup Kitchen.

The incident happened just after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot by the soup kitchen on Hamlet Avenue, according to Capt. Randy Dover.

Dover said the male victim was grazed in the side and required medical attention, but his injury wasn’t serious.

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