ELIZABETHTOWN — A Bladen County man didn’t have the money to pay for a purchase at a downtown business, and now he doesn’t have the money to bail himself out of jail.
Elizabethtown Police Chief Bobby Kinlaw said that, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, a report was received from Leinwand’s of Elizabethtown concerning a counterfeit check totaling $848.37.
“(We) investigated and obtained a warrant for the arrest of a suspect,” Kinlaw said.
When Sgt. Jeff Guyton located the individual near the intersection of Martin Street and Martin Luther King Drive on Tuesday, Oct. 15, the suspect fled on foot.
“Officers gave chase, apprehended the man and arrested him …” Kinlaw added.
Arrested was Norman Rodelphia Kea, 39, of Clarkton and charged with felony obtaining property by false pretense, failure to appear and resisting arrest. He was booked into the Bladen County Jail under a $7,750 secured bond.