A Clinton man is facing more charges — from child support to domestic violence order violations to felony drug offenses — after attempting to escape deputies trying to serve warrants on him, for which he was also charged.
Gene Howard Grice, 37, whose address was listed as 3063 Taylors Bridge Hwy., Clinton, was charged with three counts of domestic violence protective order violation, stemming from warrants issued March 10.
He was additionally charged on warrants with trafficking opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance and felony probation violation. Those offenses stem from warrants issued Dec. 30, 2015.
Grice was arrested by Sampson Sheriff’s deputies at the Taylors Bridge address on Monday.
“Deputies went to the residence to serve outstanding warrants,” Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith said. “When deputies knocked on the door, they observed the suspect through a window run through the residence. Deputies made entry and located the suspect hiding in the attic and arrested him.”
Grice also received charges of resisting a public officer and failure to comply with child support. He was placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under $29,400 secured bond.
This is not Grice’s first run in with the law, or the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office for that matter.
He was arrested at the end of September 2015 on numerous charges after he was found walking down the road with prescription pills in his possession by deputies who were on their way to a Lorraine Road home he had allegedly broken into moments earlier.
Grice, whose address was listed on Yankee Lane, Clinton, at that time, was charged then with breaking and entering, injury to personal property and possession of drug paraphernalia as well as trafficking in opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a Schedule IV controlled substance.
He was given $50,000 bond for the drug charges and an additional $1,500 bond for the other offenses.
According to reports, deputies seized 22 dosage units of Hydrocodone, a prescription painkiller, as well as 25 dosage units of Alprazolam, an anti-anxiety medication. Nothing was reported stolen in the break-in.
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