Aulander man arrested on gun charge

Published 8:56 am Saturday, August 7, 2010

WOODLAND — A convicted felon found himself behind bars after he was found to be in possession of a sawed-off shot gun.

According to Northampton County Sheriff Wardie Vincent, his office received a call around 3 p.m. on July 30 in reference to an armed subject making threats on Yankee Lane in the community of George near Woodland.

Vincent said Deputy Jimmy Pair along with other officers responded to the scene and located a person at 213 Yankee Lane matching the subject’s description reported on the call. He added that address was where the call originated from.

Vincent said the suspect was in possession of a sawed-off shot gun. The man was identified as Curtis Futrell, 51, of Joe Phelps Road, Aulander. The sheriff said officers also discovered Futrell is a convicted felon.

Futrell was charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was transported to the Northampton County Jail and placed on a $50,000 secured bond.

According to the North Carolina Department of Correction, Futrell was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill/inflicting serious injury in 1995 in Hertford County.