Man With Outstanding Warrants Leads Deputies on Chase

On Tuesday June 30th 2015, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents apprehended and arrested Solomon David Brown Gary, age 28, of 1157 Gunter Lake Road Sanford. 

Gary who had two outstanding warrants for arrest from Bladen and Lee County lead agents on a short vehicle chase before being apprehended. 

Subsequently Gary was charged with 1 count of failing to heed blue light and siren, 1 count of flee and elude arrest, 1 count of careless and reckless driving, 1 count driving while license revoked, 1 count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, 1 count of felony maintaining a vehicle for the storage of an illegal controlled substance and 1 count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Gary was jailed under a $37,500.00 secured bond.

National Night Out 2015

It's America's Night Out Against Crime!
The "32nd Annual National Night Out" (NNO), a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). 
We cordially invite you and your community to be a part of our NIGHT OUT 2015 team.

Event will be held this year on Tuesday, August 4th from 6pm-9pm.

Current locations as of 6/30/15 are;

1.   3731 Woodside Dr. St Andrews Area

2.   4129 Steele Bridge Rd

3.   453 Lees chapel Ch Rd

4.   2709 Brookhaven Dr Brookhaven Sub Division

5.   1400 Web St. VFW

6.   60 Pickard Rd Northwest Pocket Fire Station

7.   2160 Pine Forest Rd Lemon Springs Fire Station

8.   236 Castleberry Rd Robinson Chapel Ch

9.   4141 S. Plank Rd Center Ch

10.   Cumnock Community at the park with Chatham Co

11.     3084 Khalif Court Sanford Gardens

12.      5708 Quail Ridge Dr Quail Ridge Golf Course @ the   pool

13.     37 A Indian Trail Carolina Trace Fire Dept.

14.     4522 Buckhorn Rd Chestnut AME Zion Ch 

15.      6 Gettysburg Ct Dixie Acres

Last year's National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 37 million people participated in National Night Out 2014.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
If you reside in the county jurisdiction and are interested in organizing, hosting or helping, contact Sgt Sam Elliott @ 919-775-5531 ext.5629.  

Patchetts Creek Female Charged With Murder

Christina Naomia Rivera (40) H/F of 210 Patchetts Creek Ln. Sanford was arrested for 1st degree murder and misdemeanor child abuse. 

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office was called to 210 Patchetts Creek Ln. Sanford on June 5th, 2015 @ 4:36 PM to investigate an unresponsive person. 

Robert Wayne Mathews (32) W/M of 210 Patchetts Creek was found by EMS workers on the living floor of the residence unresponsive and was transported to CCH-ER in attempts to resuscitate Mathews.

Christina Rivera (girlfriend) reported to officers on scene she had returned from the grocery store around 3 PM and found Mathews on the floor and believed he was asleep. After retrieving her daughter from the bus stop, their daughter in common, attempted to wake Mathews and realized he was not breathing. 

Rivera later admitted to investigators she and Mathews had gotten into an argument over drugs and she gave Mathews a lethal dose of Heroin. Rivera admitted Mathews had collapsed hours before she attempted to render assistance to him.

Rivera was held under no bond.

Take Care Of Pets During Severe Weather

Sheriff Carter and his staff would like to remind owners of proper "petiquette" during days of excessive heat. 

Never leave your pet in a parked car, whether the windows are cracked or if the car is parked in the shade. Walk your pet on grass when possible to avoid hot asphalt, and adjust your pet’s exercise in accordance with the temperature. Always offer a shady rest area and cold drinking water when outside. 

Residents with concerns over a pet’s safety should call 919-775-5531.  In North Carolina, animal cruelty is a Class I misdemeanor, a penalty that carries a fine of $1,000 and up to one year in jail.