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Bladen County Sheriff's Office issues warrants for stolen lottery tickets

Jun. 11—ELIZABETHTOWN — Warrants for two Robeson County men have been issued by the Bladen County Sheriff's Office in relation to the theft of lottery tickets. Warrants were issued for Richard Lee Williams, 26, of Pembroke, and Dock Ebrasket McKiver, 21, of Lumberton, for felony larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny, according to the BCSO. The tickets were stolen May 30 from the Highway 41 ...

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