Clinton police served a McKoy Street resident with county warrants earlier this week, charging him with multiple felonies related to the theft of firearms from a hog farm where he was once employed.
Russell Arthur Davis, 20, of 313 McKoy St., was taken into custody Monday after a police officer spotted the man and realized there were warrants out against him.
Davis was charged with breaking, entering and larceny, larceny of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm, all felonies.
According to Sampson County Sheriff’s Cpl. Marcus Smith, warrants were issued for Davis after an investigation into thefts at a hog farm led to him as a possible suspect.
Davis, Smith said, had worked for the hog farm, located in the area of Honrine Road, and after he left employment there, owners discovered that two rifles, valued at over $1,000, had been taken.
“Through an investigation, it was determined that Mr. Davis was believed to be involved in the larceny and warrants were issued.”
Davis remained in the Sampson County Detention Center Thursday afternoon under a $25,000 bond. He is scheduled to make his first appearance in District Court Oct. 25.