LUMBERTON — A Pembroke man is being sought by authorities for beating his girlfriend’s mother with a handgun after robbing her, according to Lumberton police.
According to Capt. Johnny Barnes, 24-year-old Pete Allen Jacobs and a male accomplice kicked in the door of Deborah Jacobs’ home in Laiken Estates and beat her with a handgun just before midnight on Saturday. The two took money and other items from Deborah Jacobs’ home, he said.
Also in the home were Deborah Jacobs’ husband Alan, 47, a 48-year-old man named David McKnight and Deborah Jacobs’ 10-year-old grandson, Barnes said. He said Pete Jacobs and his accomplice, who covered their faces with a clown mask and a bandanna, forced the four people in the home to lie on the floor.
According to Barnes, Deborah Jacobs’ 28-year-old daughter, Damika Bullard, was waiting in a vehicle parked at Baird’s Animal Hospital.
“She got her boyfriend … to go over and rob and beat her mama,” Barnes said.
Deborah Jacobs suffered a cut to the head, Barnes said. She was taken to Southeastern Medical Center, where she was treated and released, a hospital spokesperson said.
A sheriff’s deputy was traveling N.C. 41 and saw the two men running toward the vehicle when the call about the robbery came in, Barnes said. The deputy followed the vehicle, which eventually stopped in front of Color Me Wild Body Shop, Barnes said. The two men jumped out of the car and took off running and Bullard stayed behind.
Bullard was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony conspiracy and accessory after the fact. She was placed in the Robeson County jail under $60,000 bond, and was released on Tuesday after posting bond.
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Pete Jacobs, who faces 13 charges, including robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree burglary, larceny of a firearm, trafficking opium by transport and assault on a handicapped person.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lumberton Police Department at 910-671-3845.