LAWMEN: Couple Tied To Hog Theft

A Greene County couple has been arrested and charged with stealing more than 100 hogs from a farm and selling them to a stockyard.

Sheriff Lemmie Smith says 24-year-old Cherrette Elkins and 26-year-old Kevin Elkins of Snow Hill were arrested Wednesday in Lenoir County.

They face charges of obtaining property under false pretenses and larceny of livestock after a six-month investigation by the Greene County Sheriff's Office.

Capt. Daniel Hawkins says the couple stole 103 hogs from Murphy Brown Farms and sold them to a local stockyard for about $5,000. Hawkins says he obtained an arrest warrant for the couple in November, but authorities had not been able to track them down.

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