Saturday, December 22, 2007

Intimidating Witness

Eden, NC) --- On December 12th, Detective Kevin Suthard arrested Lawrence Ree Hodgson Jr. 34, of 302 Martinwood Road for Felony B&E, Assault & Battery, Larceny of a Firearm and Common Law Robbery. These charges were made after 74 year-old Charlie Dillon was robbed as he was getting firewood from his front porch and robbed by two men at 401 Martinwood Road.

On December 19th, Timmy Lee Sheckells, 22, of 304 Martinwood Road was arrested and charged with Intimidating A Witness (Charlie Dillon). Samuel Sabastian Sheckells, 23, of 304 Martinwood was also arrested and charged with the same Intimidating A Witness charge. In both cases Detective Suthard reports that the two went to the victim and used intimidation to incite fear while demanding that Dillon not testify against their half brother Lawrence Hodgson Jr.

When deputies went to serve warrants on these two subjects at 304 Martinwood, there were other charges made incident to arrest. Deputies detected a strong odor of marijuana about Samuel Sheckells. The deputies observed and seized scales, baggies, marijuana seeds, partially smoked marijuana cigarettes and a container with 9 individual bags of about 1 ounce of marijuana in each. Samuel advised these items of controlled substance, including a small amount of Valium, belonged to him. He was then also charged with Possession With Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Simple Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance.
Bond for Timmy Sheckells is $10,000 and the bond for Samuel Sheckells is $30,000.

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