Elderly S.P. Couple Robbed at Gunpoint
An elderly man and woman were the victims of an armed robbery early Monday morning, according to Southern Pines police.
The incident happened between midnight and 2:15 a.m. at a home at 153 S. Carlisle St.
Police say the the victims, both in their 70s, were inside the home when they heard a “commotion” at the front door.
“They opened the door, and the subjects produced a weapon and went into the residence,” said Lt. Rodney Hardy of the Southern Pines Police Department.
Hardy said there were at least three individuals, believed to be black males. They were armed with a handgun, he said.
Once inside the house, the suspects took a 12-gauge shotgun, a rifle, a purse, cash and an N.C. identification card.
“This is tragic that this happened to them,” Hardy said, “especially at this time of year.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Southern Pines Police Department at (910) 692-7031.
Drug Charges: Two Eagles Springs men have been arrested in connection with a drug investigation by the Moore County Sherriff’s Office narcotics and criminal investigations division, according to a news release.
The arrests stemmed from an investigation in the Zion’s Grove community, according to the release. Officers seized 32 dosage units of crack cocaine, $564 in cash and drug paraphernalia. The estimated street value of the crack cocaine seized is $640.
Officers also seized stolen property from a recent break-in that occurred on Manley Road in Eagle Springs.
Jarvis Lamont Person, 34, of 263 Polar Ridge Road, is charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, felony sell cocaine, felony deliver cocaine, felony conspiracy to sell or deliver cocaine, felony possession of stolen property and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Johnny McGoogan, 46, of 263 Poplar Ridge Road, is charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, felony sell cocaine, felony deliver cocaine, felony conspiracy to sell or deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine, felony possession of stolen property, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor resisting a law enforcement officer.
Both men were arrested last Tuesday, and each was jailed on $125,000 secured bonds.
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