Confrontation with deputy leads Bladenboro man to weapons charges

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A search by North Carolina Probation and Parole Officers has led to the arrest of a convicted felon for weapons charges, according to Bladen County Sheriff James McVicker.

McVicker said one of his detectives was asked to help probation and parole on Thursday night and went with probation officers to a home on Holly Britt Court to do an unannounced search of a probationer, Keith Powell. While searching the home, officers found a container with a white powder substance but they were unable to determine exactly what was in the powder and decided to seize it and have it tested.

The deputy went to his vehicle to get some evidence bags and while he was doing this authorities say he was approached by two people and one began hollering at him asking him who he was. The deputy, who was in plain clothes but wearing a vest with a Sheriff logo on the front, turned and pointed his flashlight at his vest and told the suspect he was with the sheriff’s office.

McVicker said the man began to raise a rifle he was carrying by his side, a Norinco SKS, and the deputy then drew his weapon and ordered him to drop the rifle. Authorities say the man turned and ran behind the mobile home. One of the probation officers had come out of the house and saw the suspect with the gun and he also drew his weapon. The two officers then chased the suspect behind the house and when ordered to drop the weapon he did so and was arrested.

Marcus Theodore Hill, 29, Bladenboro was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

He is currently in Bladen County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond.

Powell was not charged with any crime pending the test results from the seized white powder.

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