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Sheriff's Office: Ledbetter Has Been "Terrorizing" The Onslow County Community

A man law enforcement says was wanted for a litany of crimes is now in custody.

Sheriff Deputies arrest Thomas "Chicken" Ledbetter on Saturday at a convenience store on Highway 53 about 10 miles outside of Jacksonville.

Deputies say Ledbetter has been "terrorizing" the Onslow County community for several months and is well known to them.

Below you will find all the crimes the Onslow County Sheriff's Office says Ledbetter is guilty of followed by the news release.

Larceny from person
Attempt to obtain property by false pretenses
Common law robbery
Possession of a firearm by a felon
Purchase firearm violation of domestic order
Misdemeanor larceny
Parole violation
Misdemeanor possession stolen goods
6 counts robbery with a dangerous weapon
6 counts possession of stolen goods
6 counts second degree kidnapping
5 counts felony conspiracy

News release from the Onslow County Sheriff's Office:

Thomas Ledbetter, aka Chicken Ledbetter, who has been terrorizing the community of Onslow County for several months and is well known to law enforcement, was apprehended in the early morning hours of august 1st at a convenience store on hwy 53 about 10 miles outside of Jacksonville.

He was apprehended and charged for a multitude of crimes that he has been suspected of committing in Onslow County over the past few months .

He is currently being held in the Onslow County Jail under no bond for a parole violation and under a $217,500 bond on all remaining charges.


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