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William French Lewis
William French Lewis
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LAURINBURG — A Lumberton man and Bladenboro woman were jailed on Tuesday following an attempt to leave Walmart with more than $1,000 of stolen fishing gear in tow, according to Lauirnburg police.

William French Lewis, of 1639 Lamb Road in Lumberton and Angela Eason, of 302 Fifth St. in Bladenboro, were stopped in the store’s parking lot after attempting to flee in Eason’s SUV at about 6:30 a.m., Assistant Police Chief Cliff Sessoms said. The two had 13 fishing reels, a laser light, two flashlights, window decals and three air fresheners, all valued at a total of $1,404.

Lewis is charged with fleeing to elude arrest, possession of stolen property, displaying a fictitious registration plate, possession of schedule II, III and IV narcotics, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and felonious larceny. He was also cited for driving with a revoked license.

Eason is charged with felonious larceny, possession of stolen property and possession of schedule II, III and IV narcotics. She was cited for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive her vehicle.

Lewis is being held in the Scotland County jail under a $23,000 bond.

Eason’s bond was $7,500.

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