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BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Deputies in Bladen County say an observant neighbor led to four people being arrested for allegedly stealing ATVs.

Investigators say around 3:30 a.m. yesterday, a citizen heard two ATV four-wheelers coming in the direction of his home on Catfish Farm Rd. near Bladenboro. The witness thought it was very peculiar that anyone would be riding ATVs at that time of the morning. He noticed that the ATVs belonged to his neighbor. He called 911 when two suspects ran into the woods after he approached them.

Deputies arrived and arrested Zachariah John Henry, 26, of Elizabethtown after he was found lying in a ditch.

Investigators determined the other suspect was Robert James Rabon, 24, of Bladenboro. Bladenboro Police arrested him around 4 p.m.

The investigation revealed that Henry’s sister, Carolyn Elizabeth Wright, 20, and Thomas Javie Kinlaw III, 25, both of White Lake, had dropped Henry and Rabon off to steal the ATVs.

White Lake Police arrested Kinlaw and Wright around 5 a.m. during a traffic stop and charged them with aid & abet felony larcent.

Wright is still in the Bladen County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond. Kinlaw was released from the Bladen County Jail after posting a $5,000 secured bond.

Both Henry and Rabon were charged with felony larceny, possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools. They are both still in the Bladen County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond.

Investigators say it appears that the thefts are part of an ATV theft ring. They expect more charges as the investigation continues with the assistance of the Bladenboro and White Lake Police Departments.

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  • ignoranceisbliss

    Well they look more like a couple of people who made some bad decisions and bad actions. but definitely not crackheads or white trash. what gives you people the right to judge them when you know nothing of them. i would say you all have bad parenting. didnt your mother ever tell you if you dont have anything nice to say dont say anything at all. to say that they were wrong for what they did is one thing but to begin calling somebody names such as white trash or crackheads is another. and to assume this crime related to drugs at all is dumb on your part. but that would be peoples subconcious feeling guilty about what they do. so just remember when you ASSume anything you make an ASS of yourself so quit judging people and let them pay for what theyve done.

  • Ex-Bladen Resident

    What an idiotic response!!! Isn’t this person being “judgemental”? Isn’t that God’s job? FYI to the author: A “thug” is a “thug”, no matter what color they are! Get the chip off your shoulder! Get it? This type of comment is why people from outside Bladen County speak of “B.C.I.” – Bladen County Ignorance… Scary that this person has a right to vote and raise children, but then – we live in America and have the freedom of speech and the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness… Too many died to protect these rights for me to wish any different. However… May God grant us all the wisdom to see through such “hog wash”!

    Certainly reinforces that I’m glad to be an EX-Bladen County resident!

  • Guest1

    I have never heard a white person call another white person a thug or a black person black trash. Lets say these were black thieves you all would be calling them thugs. It doesn’t matter what color they are. You all are racist. Crimes doesn’t have a race a crime is a crime. I hope you all are not apart of a church. Its bad enough to think racist but to actually write it so everyone can is is extreme. The bible says judge NOT for in the same measure you judge God will judge YOU.

  • Guest3130

    No racist comments, like usual? Oh, that’s right, they’re WHITE. . .

  • Guest112211

    I am white and they all look like crack-heads to me. Please do not try and compare this to a young man being gunned down for $10.00, a cell phone, and a sub. Please do some homework and pull statistics about what race, age, and gender are committing violent crimes. Be honest with yourself and really look. The majority are committed by black males 18 to 25 or around that age. Facts are facts! I also do not want to here any poverty, never had a chance crap. I was raised very poor with an alcoholic father. I have a steady job, do not drink, and provide for my children with the same woman for over 20 years.

    You do not want to pull the race card with me. I do not make enough to afford things(like college) but make to much where I do not qualify for anything.

  • CC res

    At least they didn’t shoot an innocent person in the process… But white trash at the most. They had probably planned to trade the ATV’s at the projects for some dope.

  • Das Weibstück

    Give it time, its only been an hour.

  • Gustafo

    No, they’re white trash. Don’t think anyone, who called out the 4 thugs for murdering a innocent kid downtown or 4 different thugs who murdered a delivery driver, would stand behind these four misfits just because of their skin tone. I found in life arguing about the color of skin in relation to crimes is a low common denominator argument. Blame it on lack of parenting.

  • Facts are facts my friend. More violent crime among non-whites. Sorry. YOU sound like the racist.

  • Guest CommonTater

    #1. They are idiots scumbags.
    #2. White trash indeed.


    Murdering thugs? Nope. See, therein lies the overall problem with folks like “you”. “You” have no perception of the difference between killing someone and stealing an ATV. “You” don’t have a clue do “you”? Just race baiting but “you” fail. And “you” continue to kill and get locked up and try to blame someone else. It is up to “you” to break the cycle…. but we won’t hold “our” breath.

  • tweety11

    you are right there is no comparison to the two crimes a young man lost his life for nothing.the person you replied to is right the words and anger would be different had they been white just look at the comments made about the young man that killed his mother and 26 others.If he had been black(which you rarely hear about blacks shooting up schools)the language would have been totally different.

  • Concerned Guest

    It truly saddens me to read how we speak to each other; how we so quickly pull out the race card and start comparing. Right is right, wrong is wrong, violence is violence, regardless whose doing it. And when it comes to “justice for all”, the color of the skin should not matter; but I would be a 55 year old fool, if I thought that it didn’t and you all would too. This is the very reason I’m against the social media networks. We abuse it because we feel we can say whatever we want and no one can get to us. But, the bottom line, we will ALL stand before a “Just God” and the color of our skin WILL NOT matter. Mahatma Ghandi said: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”


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