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LAURINBURG — A 21-year-old Laurinburg man was arrested Sunday after police connected him to the theft of a shotgun and a television set, according to police.


Demontray Damore Graham, 21, of 352 Roosevelt St., is charged with felonious possession of a firearm by a felon, felonious breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods. He was placed in the Scotland County jail under a total bond of $53,000.


Police believe Graham took a shotgun from the car of Kelly Sanders while it was parked at her Caledonia Road home, and took a television set from the home of Demarco Allen, of Fritz Street. The television has since been recovered.


In an unrelated case, Quatrell Damar Nicholson, 23, of 329 Grant St., was arrested Sunday and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon after police responded to reports of a disturbance in the Carolina Park area and Nicholson fled the area, according to a police report. Officers gave chase and located a firearm in the area.


Nicholson is being held without bond because he was on parole for armed robbery, according to police.


Other crimes reported over the weekend include:


Kidnapping


LAURINBURG — Anthony Wilkerson, 30, who reported his residence to be on Hall Street, told police that two men wielded firearms, climbed into his car and made him drive to a residence on Old Johns Road before driving away in his vehicle, according to police.


Officers later found the vehicle wrecked on McGirts Bridge Road.


Wilkerson said he had just pulled into his driveway at about 3:30 on Sunday morning when the men approached from behind a neighbor’s house, pointed handguns at him and climbed into his car. When the three reached the second location, Wilkerson was struck on the back of the head and told to lie on the ground on his chest until an hour had passed. After some time had passed and all appeared quiet, Wilkerson walked home and called police.


The vehicle, a 2010 Dodge Charger, was later found to have wrecked near the intersection of McGirts Bridge and Produce Market roads. Various items inside, including a Taser, were valued at about $2,000. Damage to the car was reported at $20,000.


Shooting


LAURINBURG — Madison Radford, of Hurley Drive, reported Saturday that someone fired shots into her home and car, according to a sheriff’s report.


Damage was reported at $1,050. Two bullets were recovered.


Assault


GIBSON —Earl Newhouse, of Livingston Road, reported Thursday that someone broke into his home and assaulted him before taking a $400 generator, according to a sheriff’s report.


Break-ins


LAURINBURG — Fred Chance, of Pinehurst, reported that someone broke into a storage shed, part of a piece of rental property on Malcolm Street, and took various items valued at about $2,150, according to a sheriff’s report. Damage to a lock was reported at $25.


LAURINBURG — Clark Harris Construction, on McColl Road, reported Friday that someone had broken into a work van inside the company’s fence and taken tools valued at about $3,425, according to a police report.


LAURINBURG — John McNair, of Dixon Street, reported that someone kicked in his front door and took assorted items — including the video tape from his surveillance system — valued at a total of about $760, according to a police report. Damage to the door was valued at $200.


Vandalism


LAURINBURG — More than $4,000 damage was caused to the Morgan Complex by vandals who painted over park signage and on pavement, according to police. Graffiti included the letters, “YOLO,” and anarchy and peace signs.


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