Man accused of using

minor in drug sale

LUMBERTON — A Pembroke man was arrested for selling drugs on The University of North Carolina at Pembroke campus and using a minor to help him sell those drugs.

Gabriel Landen Jacobs, 20, was arrested on Tuesday for employing or intentionally using a minor to commit a drug law violation, being in possession of marijuana paraphernalia and felony possession with intent to sell and distribute marijuana. The UNCP Campus Police investigated the July 14 incident.

He was placed under a $2,500 bond for the employing a minor charge. The bond amount for the drug charges was not available Thursday afternoon.


Area homeless event

scheduled for Aug. 23

FAYETTEVILLE — Area homeless veterans and others facing the threat of homelessness will have the chance to find help when the Fayetteville VA Medical Center, the city of Fayetteville and Volunteers of America host a Community Homeless Stand Down on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Festival Park near downtown.

The event is designed to give people access to agencies and services like housing assistance, NC Works employment assistance, medical screening, Veterans’ services, community services and more. Food will be served and free haircuts/manicures will be available.

The event is open to all area homeless and will be held rain or shine.


Clear the Shelters

event is Saturday

LUMBERTON — Franny’s Friends will be joining shelters across the nation on Saturday for the Clear the Shelters pet adoption drive.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Petsense, located at 4327 Fayetteville Road in Lumberton.

Franny’s Friends will have puppies and kittens available for adoption, and hot dogs, drinks and T-shirts for sale. There will also be a corn hole tournament for fun and pet-related prizes.

Visit Franny’s Friends on Facebook to see pictures of dogs and cats for adoption. For information, visit


Fugitive is found

hiding in home

FAYETTEVILLE — A Raeford man wanted on weapons and drugs charges was arrested Wednesday by U.S. Marshals in Fayetteville.

Delton Monroe, 33, was discovered hiding at a residence on Dairy Drive near Skibo Road. He was being sought by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Monroe had been indicted on charges by a federal grand jury.

From AP and staff reports.