S.P. Police Make Several Arrests
The Southern Pines Police Department made several arrests recently, including three men on armed robbery charges and another man on several drug charges.
Two Charged With Armed Robberies
Two Moore County men have been arrested and charged with two armed robberies that occurred in December 2008.
Christopher Nan Tillman, 34, of Southern Pines and Marcus Alexander McLaughlin, 35, of West End, are alleged to have used a handgun when robbing the Microtel Inn at 205 Windstar Place in Southern Pines and the Quality Mart located at 915 Old U.S. 1 on Dec. 15, 2008. There were no injuries reported, but one of the suspects was armed with a handgun.
Tillman was arrested on Jan. 27, while McLaughlin was arrested on Dec. 16, 2008, by Southern Pines police. Tillman was charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault on a law enforcement officer and resist, obstruct and delay a public officer. His bail was set at $25,000.
McLaughlin was charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and larceny of motor fuel. The larceny charge concerned his stealing gasoline from Mac's No. 7 on Morganton Road shortly after the robberies occurred. His bail was set at $50,000.
Grand Jury Indicts S.P. Resident
A Southern Pines man indicted by a Moore County Grand Jury has been arrested and charged with an armed robbery that occurred on Oct. 19, 2008.
Anthony Bernard Rogers, 19, of Southern Pines was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon for the incident that happened at 366 W. Illinois Avenue in Southern Pines. Rogers was arrested on Jan. 26. He was also charged with misdemeanor larceny for shoplifting at Bo's Foods in Southern Pines.
His bail was set at $20,000.
A second suspect in the robbery has been identified and is currently prison in a state facility. Southern Pines police are in the process of lodging charges against the suspect.
Aberdeen Man Faces Drug Charges
An Aberdeen man stopped for a traffic violation on Jan. 27 faces several charges after marijuana was found in his vehicle.
William Christopher Griffin, 39, of Aberdeen was pulled over in the 100 block of South Gaines Street in Southern Pines for a violation when a patrol officer detected the presence of marijuana. A quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia was located in his car during a search.
He was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance, possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle for the use of controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Griffin's bail was set at $7,500.
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