2 officers suspended
by Adelina Shee Staff writer
LUMBERTON — Two Lumberton police officers have been suspended after restraining orders were issued against them, according to James Moore, the city’s director of Human Resources.
Moore said 24-year-old Justin Corey Hunt, who was suspended Sept. 10 and returned to work Saturday, was given administrative leave without pay for four days. Donald Southern, 53, who was also suspended on Sept. 10, has not returned to work.
Lumberton Police Chief Mike McNeill said he could not comment because the matters were personnel.
According to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, a temporary domestic violence order of protection was served on Southern on Sept. 9 after his wife, Tamica McLean-Southern, filed a complaint at the Sheriff’s Office.
Hunt was served on Sept. 9 after Lauren Locklear, the mother of Hunt’s child, filed a complaint with the Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 8.
The Robesonian was unable to see the reports, and Randy Graham, a spokersperson with the Sheriff’s Office, did not want to release their details.
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