Laurinburg police: Banned man arrested

By: By Beth Lawrence - Staff reporter

LAURINBURG — Police have arrested a Bennettsville, S.C. man who had been banned from coming to Laurinburg.

Larry Bellamy III, 20, of Levelgreen Church Road, charged with drug violations and contempt of court when he was found in town after being ordered by a judge to stay out of Laurinburg, according to Patrol Captain Chris Young.

“The officer observed Bellamy in the vehicle in the parking lot at Walmart and knew he had a court order keeping him from being in Laurinburg for anything other than a court appearance,” Young said. “He has pending aggravated assault charges and drug violations.”

The car was stopped and officers searched Bellamy, the car and his passenger. Bellamy was found to be in possession of Xanax, according to the report.

Bellamy was charged with violating a court order and simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance and given a $5,000 secured bond.

Bellamy’s passenger, Tyeshia Lashawn Love, 20, of Lytch Street was cited for simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bellamy was arrested twice by police in 2017 once for a high-speed chase and a second time in connection to a shooting.

In October, Bellamy was arrested for his involvement in a shooting which took place on Oct. 5 in the parking lot of Ahlam’s store on South Caledonia Road, police said.

He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflecting serious injury with intent to kill, discharging a firearm in an occupied property, assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm in city limits and delay and obstructing an officer.

In August, Bellamy was arrested for felony speeding to elude arrest, 100 mph in a 35 mph, careless and reckless driving and driving while license revoked following a high-speed chase A patrol officer attempted to stop Bellamy for driving 80 mph in a 35 mph on Stewartsville Road; a chase ensued across the southern end of the county before Bellamy was stopped on US 501.

Bellamy has pending charges in Bennettsville for attempted murder in February 2017 and for pointing or presenting a firearm at a person, unlawful carrying of a pistol and discharging a weapon into a dwelling in September 2016.


By Beth Lawrence

Staff reporter

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