3 suspects on the run following federal indictments

By: By William R. Toler - Editor

ROCKINGHAM — Three men are wanted by the feds on charges stemming from Richmond County.

Justin Beck, Rondell McNair and Devon Stanback were named fugitives in a press release issued Tuesday by U.S. Attorney Matthew G.T. Martin, federal prosecutor for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Beck was indicted Feb. 27 as part of an ongoing methamphetamine conspiracy investigation, along with Kevin Antony Freeman, Timothy Teal Person and Kyle Eugene Sanders.

They were each charged with manufacturing and distributing the drug, as well as having the ingredients — including pseudoephedrine — and equipment to do so.

McNair, of Fayetteville, was indicted May 1 on a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

He was arrested Feb. 7 after deputies say he led them on a chase into Moore County after refusing to stop when pulled over. At the time, deputies say they were investigating complaints of drug activity in Hoffman.

Investigators say the chase reached speeds of 115 mph before the car was stopped in a store parking lot outside Aberdeen, where deputies found a firearm stolen from Fayetteville. According to an indictment, it was a Springfield 9mm handgun.

McNair was convicted of common law robbery in Cumberland County in November 2015, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.

A month later, he was convicted on charges of speeding to elude arrest and possession of both Schedule II and Schedule VI controlled substances.

He was imprisoned from Nov. 15, 2015 to Aug. 26, 2016, but was sent back for three months on a post-release violation, records show. His parole ended Nov. 19, 2017.

Stanback, indicted March 26, is facing federal guns and weapons charges.

He was arrested in January when his vehicle was stopped by a Hamlet officer for having an expired temporary tag and recovered a handgun. While in jail, the sheriff’s office charged for allegedly selling cocaine to a confidential informant. Federal court records show those dates to be on our about Oct. 31 and Nov. 13 of 2017.

He was also indicted for allegedly having a Colt .45-caliber handgun on or about Jan. 3.

Stanback’s record includes convictions in four counties in the past 25 years:

Richmond — selling a schedule II controlled substance (1993); felony larceny (1994); felony breaking and entering (1995); possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (2006); two counts of driving with a revoked license (2010).

Scotland — use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a Shedule VI controlled substance, both misdemeanors (2012).

Moore — Driving while license revoked (2011).

Hoke — Driving while license revoked (2009).

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is encouraged to call Richmond County Crime Stoppers at 910-997-5454, the US. Marshal’s Service at 336-332-8700, local law enforcement or the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Reach William R. Toler at 910-817-2675 or [email protected]




By William R. Toler