E’town man arrested after break-in

By: W. Curt Vincent - cvincent@civitasmedia.com

ELIZABETHTOWN — An alarm at Anderson’s Drug in the early morning hours of Friday brought officers with the Elizabethtown Police Department and deputies from the Bladen County SHeriff’s Office to the location on South Poplar Street.

The alarm sounded at about 4 a.m., according to Elizabethtown Interim Police Chief Kip Hester.

“Upon arrival, officers discovered broken glass at the drive-thru window,” Hester said. “EPD Ptl. J. Pittman patrolled the area for suspects and located Corey Murchison of Smith Circle, Elizabethtown, a block away from Anderson’s Drug store.”

Hester added that Murchison had blood stains on his shirt and lacerations to his hand.

The investigation determined that no property was stolen from the business, but Murchison was charged with felony breaking and entering, and placed in Bladen County Jail under a $50,000 bond.

W. Curt Vincent can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.

W. Curt Vincent