Sheriff’s office needs public’s assistance

By: W. Curt Vincent - Bladen Journal

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for two Bladenboro residents in connectoin with a recent breaking and entering case, and investigators need the public’s help.

“We are asking for help from our citizens to locate and arrest Travis Dale Babson, 34, and Keri Jean Hester, 32, of 16884 N.C. 131, Bladenboro, for breaking and entering and larceny of a residence near their home that happened on June 15,” said Sheriff Jim McVicker.

Investigators located stolen property at Hester’s residence and obtained warrants on her and Babson for felonious breaking and entering, felonious larceny, and felonious possession of stolen goods. Hester was arrested on June 28 and has since made bond. Babson is wanted on the original warrants and has four other outstanding warrants on unrelated matters.

On July 2, investigators sought and obtained additional warrants on Hester and Babson for conspiracy to commit telonious breaking and entering.”

McVicker said items stolen included televisions, cash, BB guns, a Yeti cooler and a deer mount. Investigators have recovered a portion of the property from the Hester residence.

Anyone with information on the location of Babson and Hester are asked to contact the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office at 910-862-6960

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W. Curt Vincent

Bladen Journal