BE suspect surrenders

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 12, 2006

JACKSON – A suspect wanted for two robberies turned himself in here Sunday.

James T. Pugh, who was wanted for a pair of break-ins in recent months, voluntarily surrendered after Northampton County Sheriff Wardie Vincent and his office conducted a search for Pugh’s whereabouts.

The 18-year-old Pugh was wanted for two separate incidents over the past three months. He was sought in connection with a January 3 break-in in Potecasi and an October break-in at a home in Rich Square.

According to the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, they identified Pugh as a suspect early in the second investigation and released an alert for his whereabouts.

On Friday Vincent, NCSO Detective Sergeant Gerri Bowen and Captain George Reed led a search team that included Woodland Police Chief Don Ryan, but the group was unable to locate Pugh.

Pugh, of Lot 8 Potecasi Mobile Home Park, turned himself in Sunday and was charged with two felony counts of breaking and entering, two felony counts of possession of stolen property and one count of felony possession of a firearms.