Guilty plea sends man to prison

By: Staff report

ELIZABETHTOWN — Badr Rashada Colvin pled guilty in Bladen County Superior Court recently to one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, and one count of breaking and/or entering a motor vehicle.

The crimes occurred on Oct.14, 2014, in White Oak. On that date, Colvin approached Henry Wood, who was parked near 10120 N.C. Hwy. 53 West, and pointed a gun at Wood, making him exit his Chevrolet S10. State Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Britt chased Colvin into Fayetteville, where Colvin crashed and totaled the vehicle.

Colvin was arrested with a .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol in his possession.

Colvin, 32, pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced as a level six felon to 77 to 105 months in the Department of Adult Corrections.

Investigator Charles Wilkins with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case, which was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Irene Graham Riel.

Staff report