Wednesday, 15 January 2020 18:13

4 charged with having makeshift knife at Richmond County Jail

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ROCKINGHAM — Four Richmond County Jail inmates are facing additional charges after a weapon was allegedly found in a cell.

According to warrants, a makeshift knife was found in the cell of Alex Wade Kirk, Samuel Lee Barrington II, James Dwight Russell and Nicholas William Cox on Jan. 10.

Chief Deputy Mark Gulledge said all four men had access to the weapon.

All four were charged with possession of a weapon by a prisoner and are scheduled to appear in court Jan. 23.

Barrington faces an additional assault and battery charge for allegedly throwing a cup of urine on someone.

Barrington, 30, has been in jail since Oct. 2, 2019, records show. He already had a combined $17,500 secured bond on the following charges: two counts of breaking and entering; two counts of larceny after breaking and entering; possession of stolen goods or property; possession of methamphetamine; breaking and entering a motor vehicle; and misdemeanor larceny.

He was given an additional $26,000 secured bond on the new charges.

Kirk, 28, has been in jail on a $50,000 secured bond since Oct. 25, 2019, charged with possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and  possession of drug paraphernalia.

Russell, 31, was arrested Jan. 8, accused in a Hamlet break-in. He is being held under a combined $7,500 secured bond, charged with: five counts of failure to appear on a misdemeanor; breaking and entering; larceny after breaking and entering; and injury to property.

Cox, 19, was booked under a $50,000 secured bond on Jan. 3, charged possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of stolen firearm and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

Kirk, Russell and Cox were each given an additional $25,000 secured bond.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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