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COLUMBUS COUNTY DETENTION CENTER Address

Columbus County Jail
P.O. BOX 280
WHITEVILLE, NC
28472

COLUMBUS COUNTY DETENTION CENTER Statistics

According to the latest jail census:
Average Daily Inmate Population: unknown
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Year Constructed: an unknown year
Full-Time Staff: 40
Total Staff Salaries: unknown

Phone:(910) 640-6628

Columbus County Sheriff's Office
Columbus County Sheriff's OfficeMonday, January 9th, 2017 at 10:39am
******PRESS RELEASE******

ARREST

Cerro Gordo, NC – On January 6th, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Unit arrested Alvin Eulice Leggett, 47, of Williams Road in Clarendon. Leggett was taken into custody at G&G Healthcare located at 7490 Andrew Jackson Highway, Southwest, Cerro Gordo. The arrest was the result of an investigation following numerous complaints by women who were assaulted by Leggett.

On September 30, 2016, a thirty (30) year old, white female was traveling alone through Chadbourn. Leggett was driving behind the female and flashed his lights repeatedly in an attempt to stop the female. After the female driver stopped her vehicle, Leggett got out of his vehicle, approached the female driver, and informed her that her license plate had fallen off and he wanted to return same to her. The female driver exited her vehicle to examine her license plate and saw that her plate was still in place. She ran back to her vehicle. Leggett reached through her vehicle window, grabbed her shoulder and said inappropriate sexual comments to her. The female sped away.

On September 30, 2016, a twenty-one (21) year old, white female was traveling alone on NC 410/US 74. Leggett was driving behind the female and flashed his lights repeatedly in an attempt to stop the female. After the female driver stopped her vehicle, Leggett got out of his vehicle, approached the female driver, and opened her vehicle door. Leggett grabbed the female’s chest and said inappropriate sexual comments to her. The female sped away.

On December 14, 2016, an eighteen (18) year old, white female was traveling alone on NC 410/US 74. Leggett was driving behind the female and flashed his lights repeatedly in an attempt to stop the female. After the female driver stopped her vehicle, Leggett got out of his vehicle, approached the female driver, and informed her that her license plate was not secure. The female driver exited her vehicle to examine her license plate and saw there was nothing wrong with her plate. She hurried back to her vehicle. Leggett reached through her vehicle window and grabbed her chest. The female driver sped away.

On January 05, 2017, a twenty-one (21) year old, white female was traveling alone through Chadbourn. Leggett exited an unlit parking lot and began following the female driver. Leggett then flashed his lights repeatedly in an attempt to stop the female. After the female driver stopped her vehicle, Leggett got out of his vehicle, approached the female driver, and informed her that her tire was flat. The female driver remained in her vehicle despite Leggett insisting that she get out of the vehicle. Leggett reached through her vehicle window and grabbed her shoulder then aggressively grabbed her chest. Leggett also tried to reach the ignition to turn off her vehicle. The female driver sped away.

Leggett has been charged with four (4) counts of Sexual Battery and four (4) counts of Assault on a Female. Leggett was arrested and brought to the Columbus County Detention Center for processing. Leggett’s bond was set at $50,000.00 secured.

Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is seeking your help. Leggett targeted young white females who were driving alone. All of these incidents occurred after dark. We believe there may be other incidents involving Leggett that were not reported to law enforcement. If you experienced a similar incident as these women, please contact our office.

Sheriff Hatcher would like to remind citizens that it is important to protect yourself even while driving. Avoid stopping in dark, unpopulated areas. If you feel that something is wrong, only stop in well lit, well populated areas. Lock your doors anytime you are inside of a vehicle. Fuel your vehicle during the day to avoid unnecessary stops at night. Always let someone know where you are going. If you feel like you are being followed, don’t hesitate to call 911.

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Columbus County Sheriff's Office
Columbus County Sheriff's OfficeThursday, January 5th, 2017 at 12:27pm
**UPDATE**

Raymond Timothy Warren, known as China Man, was arrested this morning, at approximately 11:00, by Columbus County Sheriff's Office. He was taken into custody at 5023 Walter Todd Road, Clarendon, NC. Warren is charged with the following:

3 - Felony counts of Breaking and Entering
3 - Felony counts of Larceny after Breaking and Entering
1 - Felony count of Possessing a Stolen Motor Vehicle
1 - Felony count of Larceny

Warren is being held at the Columbus County Detention Center with a $17,500.00 secured bond.

Thank you to everyone that took the time to submit a tip in reference to locating Warren. We investigated every single tip received. We received a tip this morning that lead us to Warren's location. THANK YOU!!
Columbus County Sheriff's Office
Columbus County Sheriff's OfficeThursday, December 29th, 2016 at 5:28pm
Have you seen this individual? Raymond Timothy Warren, known as China Man, is wanted for Felony Larceny, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, multiple counts of Felony Breaking and Entering, and other charges. His last known address was in the Hallsboro area. He has numerous tattoos including the Chevrolet bowtie symbol with the words China Man on his neck. If you know where he is, please contact Columbus County Sheriff's Office or call 911 if it is after normal business hours.
Columbus County Sheriff's Office
Columbus County Sheriff's OfficeMonday, December 5th, 2016 at 10:37am
SHERIFF HATCHER OFFERS TIPS FOR SAFE SHOPPING DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

The holiday season is right around the corner and shoppers are crowding malls and discount stores to buy the latest gadgets and find the best deals.

But what shoppers are neglecting is their safety. According to Sheriff Hatcher, “This time of year attracts more shopping-related criminal activity because of the larger crowds and the extended store hours. These factors and the usual distraction of shopping, creates a more favorable environment for petty thieves and other offenders.

Sheriff Hatcher reminds all Columbus County residents to follow these safety tips:

Shopping Safety:

• A single shopper is the best target for theft. Always shop with a friend or relative.
• When going shopping, tell someone where you are going and what time to expect you to return. Also, make sure they know what you are wearing, as well as the type of vehicle you are driving.
• Shop during daylight hours. If you shop at night, park your vehicle in a well-lit area.
• Dress casually and comfortably and avoid wearing expensive jewelry. If carrying cash, keep it in your front pocket rather than in a purse or wallet. This makes it much more difficult for a pick-pocket to remove. Also store car keys in a pants or jacket pocket. If your purse is stolen, you will still be able to drive home.
• Pay careful attention to your surroundings and avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion to avoid mishaps.
• When returning to your vehicle, check around it and in the back seat. Be aware of strangers approaching you for any reason. Have your car keys in your hand to avoid spending unnecessary time unprotected from the security of your vehicle.
• If you feel uneasy returning to your vehicle alone, find a security guard and ask them to walk you to your car.

According to Sheriff Hatcher, “During this time of year, busy holiday shoppers become careless and vulnerable to other crimes as well. Credit card fraud and gift card fraud are on the rise. However, taking a few preventive measures can help.”

Credit Card Fraud:

• Keep a close watch on your credit card every time you use it, and make sure you get it back as quickly as possible.
• Never write your PIN number on your credit card.
• Never leave your credit cards or receipts lying around.
• Shield your credit card number so that others around you can’t copy it or capture it on a mobile telephone or other camera.
• Only carry credit cards that you absolutely need.
• Shred anything with your credit card number written on it.
• If you’re planning to purchase online, make sure the web page where you enter your credit card information is secure through SSL (Secure Socket Layer). You can tell if the web page is secure by looking for the gold lock or key icon at the bottom corner of your browser window.
• If you’re not comfortable submitting your information through the internet, call the seller and give them your information over the telephone. Never send your credit card information via email.
• Check the company out. Only do business with companies that provide a physical address and telephone number.
• Keep good records. Always print out a copy of any online products or services you purchase.

Gift Card Fraud:

• Never buy gift cards from online auction sites. This is a large source of gift card fraud. Many of the gift cards are stolen, counterfeit or used.
• Only buy gift cards directly from the store issuing the gift card or from a secure retailer’s website.
• Don’t buy gift cards off of publicly displayed racks in retail stores. Only purchase gift cards at the sales terminal from the cashier.
• Always carefully examine both the front and back of a gift card before you buy it. If you see a PIN number, ask for a different card. If the card looks like it has been tampered with in any way, put it back.
• Always ask the store cashier to scan the gift card in front of you. This will guarantee that your card is valid when you buy it and that it reflects the balance you just charged it with.
• Always keep your receipt as a proof of purchase as long as there is money stored on the gift card.
• If possible, register your gift card at the store’s website.
• Never give your Social Security number, date of birth or any other unneeded private information when purchasing a gift card. No reputable company will ask for this information.


In light of these problems, Sheriff Hatcher warns shoppers to be careful so that they don’t become the victim of criminal activity. “Unfortunately, when shopping, people have a tendency to let their guard down,” said Sheriff Hatcher. “However, paying attention and taking precautions can help eliminate their chances of being victimized.”
Columbus County Sheriff's Office
Columbus County Sheriff's OfficeWednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at 10:18am
If you have information concerning the larceny of a John Deere 825 Gator and the custom made dog box that was in the bed of the Gator, please contact Columbus County Sheriff's Office Detective Division (910) 640-6629. The Gator and dog box were stolen from the Dessie Road area of Chadbourn between November 16th and November 17th. You may also submit an anonymous tip through the MobilePatrol app, which you can download on any Android or Apple phone, or you can visit our website (www.columbuscountysheriff.com) and use the "submit a tip" link near the bottom of the page.
Columbus County Sheriff's Office
Columbus County Sheriff's OfficeMonday, November 14th, 2016 at 11:50am
Outside temperatures are dropping. It is time to unpack winter coats. Please take a few minutes to watch this video. It might save your child's life!

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Columbus County Sheriff's Office
Columbus County Sheriff's OfficeThursday, November 3rd, 2016 at 11:21am
UNSOLVED HOMICIDE

Chadbourn, NC – On December 24, 2003, at approximately 4:30pm, Kathy Jean Jones Williamson, 46, was found deceased in her residence at 278 Blackwell Road, Chadbourn. Kathy was savagely beat to death, sustaining blunt force trauma to her head and body. Curtis Tyrone Watson, Kathy’s friend, located Kathy inside of her residence. After finding Kathy deceased, Curtis drove to Chadbourn Police Department and reported his discovery.

Kathy last contacted her family on December 23, 2003.

Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in solving Kathy’s homicide. According to Captain Soles, this investigation is a priority case for Columbus County Sheriff’s Office. Additional interviews were recently conducted by the Criminal Investigation Division. Captain Soles is certain that there is someone out there that knows the whole story behind Kathy’s death, besides the murderer. If you have any information at all concerning the events that led to Kathy’s death, please contact the Criminal Investigation Division at Columbus County Sheriff’s Office. You may reach them at 910-640-6629 or by submitting information through the “submit a tip” function at http://columbuscountysheriff.com/.

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Columbus County Sheriff's Office
Columbus County Sheriff's OfficeMonday, October 31st, 2016 at 3:04pm
Soon our streets will be scattered with little ghosts, goblins, and witches trick-or-treating this Halloween. “Halloween should be filled with surprise and enjoyment, and following some common sense practices can keep events safer and more fun,” said Sheriff Hatcher.

The Sheriff reminds all Columbus County residents to follow these safety tips:

Motorists:
• Watch for children darting out from between parked cars.
• Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs.
• Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.
• At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark
clothing.

Parents:
• Make sure that an adult or an older responsible youth will be supervising the outing for children under age 12.
• Check the sex offender registry at www.ncdoj.gov when planning your child’s trick-or-treat route. You can view maps that pinpoint registered offenders’ addresses in your neighborhood and sign up to get email alerts when an offender moves nearby.
• Plan and discuss the route trick-or-treaters intend to follow. Know the names of older children's companions.
• Make sure older kids trick-or-treat in a group.
• Instruct your children to travel only in familiar areas and along an established route.
• Teach your children to stop only at houses or apartment buildings that are well-lit and never to enter a stranger's home.
• Establish a return time.
• Tell your youngsters not to eat any treats until they return home.
• Review all appropriate trick-or-treat safety precautions, including pedestrian/traffic safety rules.
• All children need to know their home telephone number and how to call 9-1-1 in case of emergency.
• Pin a slip of paper with the child's name, address, and telephone number inside a pocket in case the youngster gets separated from the group.

Costume Design:
• Only fire-retardant materials should be used for costumes.
• Costumes should be loose so warm clothes can be worn underneath.
• Costumes should not be so long that they are a tripping hazard.
• Make sure that shoes fit well to prevent trips and falls.
• If children are allowed out after dark, outfits should be made with light colored materials. Strips of reflective tape should be used to make children visible.

Face Design:
• Do not use masks as they can obstruct a child's vision. Use facial make-up instead.
• When buying special Halloween makeup, check for packages containing ingredients that are labeled "Made with U.S. Approved Color Additives," "Laboratory Tested," "Meets Federal Standards for Cosmetics," or "Non-Toxic." Follow manufacturer's instruction for application.
• If masks are worn, they should have nose and mouth openings and large eye holes.

Accessories:
• Knives, swords, and other accessories should be made from cardboard or flexible materials. Do not allow children to carry sharp objects.
• Bags or sacks carried by youngsters should be light-colored or trimmed with reflective tape if children are allowed out after dark.
• Carrying flashlights with fresh batteries will help children see better and be seen more clearly.

While Trick-or-Treating:
• Do not enter homes or apartments without adult supervision.
• Walk; do not run, from house to house. Do not cross yards and lawns where unseen objects or the uneven terrain can present tripping hazards.
• Walk on sidewalks, not in the street.
• Walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic, if there are no sidewalks.

Treats:
• Give children an early meal before going out.
• Insist that treats be brought home for inspection before anything is eaten.
• Wash fruit and slice it into small pieces.
• Throw away any candy that is unwrapped or partially wrapped or has a strange odor, color, or texture.

Homeowners/Decorations:
• Keep candles and Jack O' Lanterns away from landings and doorsteps where costumes could brush against the flame.
• Remove obstacles from lawns, steps, and porches when expecting trick-or-treaters.
• Keep candles and Jack O' Lanterns away from curtains, decorations, and other combustibles that could catch fire.
• Do not leave your house unattended.

"Halloween is a fun time in Columbus County,” Sheriff Hatcher concluded, "but let’s make it a safe time as well. The major dangers are not from witches or spirits but rather from falls and pedestrian/car crashes. “