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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Superior Court Criminal Division will meet on Monday and have a packed docket.
Among those scheduled to appear on Monday are Allen Robinson, Herbert Weissinger and Gregory Lynn Hester.
Robinson, who is the former Clarkton Volunteer Fire Department chief, is facing charges of two counts of corporate malfeasance, two counts of insurance fraud and four counts of embezzlement.
Robinson, along with Deputy Chief Joshua Simmons, were indicted by the Bladen County Grand Jury on Aug. 5.
The pair are alleged to have cut the pump off one of the department's fire trucks in 2012 and reported it as stolen to the insurance company. According to reports, the pump was valued at about $13,000. It is also alleged that in 2010, Robinson reported several air tanks as missing when they were actually in use at the fire department.
Robinson was also alleged to have misappropriated funds.
Weissinger, a retired North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper, is facing charges related to a shooting that took place on Christmas Eve. Weissinger, 55, is accused of shooting a father and son and has been charged by the Bladen County District Attorney's Office with two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury after allegedly shooting two men Weissinger claims were trespassing on family land.
The shooting took place on Dec. 24, 2012, in the 13000 block of U.S. 701 in the vicinity of Beard's Chapel Loop Road near Garland. According to a report filed with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office, deputies arrived to find the two men shot.
Thomas Daughety Jr., 42, of Fayetteville, was shot in the stomach and arm during the melee. His father, Thomas Daughety Sr., 64, of Parkton was shot in the hand.
Gregory Lynn Hester of Bladenboro is facing charges of two counts of statutory rape, two counts of selling/delivering a controlled substance to someone under the age of 16 by someone over the age of 18; one count of possession with intent to manufacture a controlled substance; and one count of selling/delivering a Schedule IV controlled substance.
Hester was arrested March 10, 2011, by the Bladenboro Police Department.
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