LAWRENCEVILLE – Arkeem Lee, 28, of Petersburg is charged with stealing 3 dogs and the attempt to steal 4 dogs. The investigation is continuing and more charges are pending.
Administrative Captain Kent Washburn with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said on April 4 the sheriff’s office investigated a complaint of stolen hunting dogs from a residence on Sturgeon Road in Dolphin. On April 6 a second complaint at the same location was reported. A vehicle was located and found abandoned near the property parked half way down the entrance to the dog pen. Sergeant Smith and Deputy Green believed the occupants fled into the woods after law enforcement arrived.
Sergeant Daniel and Lieutenant Myrick responded to assist in the investigation. The scene was processed and some tools that the suspects left behind were recovered along with a cell phone.
Washburn said the officers saw a male suspect walking north on Sturgeon Road whose shoes were wet and there was grass seed all over the shoes as if he had been walking in a field. The suspect was identified as Arkeem Lee. The officers showed him the cell phone and he said he dropped the cell phone the day prior while going fishing down the same path as the dog pen. After the investigation the suspect admitted to taking the hunting dogs and one of the hunting dogs was recovered that evening.
Lee was taken into custody and transported to the Meherrin River Regional Jail and charged. He was held on no bond due to already being out on bond regarding a charge in Petersburg for assault on a law enforcement officer.
To read the entire article pick up the May 22, 2019 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.