Police nab 2

in gun theft

First Posted: 1/10/2014

Staff report

HAMLET — Two men were arrested by Richmond County sheriff’s deputies in connection with stealing two rifles from the sporting goods distribution center at which they worked.

Terrell Marcus Warren, 30, of Hamlet, and Dennis Cornelius Blanton, 36, of Cheraw, S.C., were each charged with larceny by an employee, larceny of a firearm and obtaining property by false pretenses.

Deputies made the arrest Tuesday at the work site on Freeman Mill Road in Hamlet. Both men were arrested and taken to the Richmond County Jail in Rockingham. Each suspect was held on a $10,000 secure bond.