County man among 3charged in Bladen thefts

Anthony Porter

Zed Lambert

William Reece

BLADENBORO — A Lumberton man is among three people charged with breaking into two hog farms near Bladenboro, according to a statement from Bladen County Sheriff James McVicker.

McVicker said the three men were stopped by deputies after a report of suspicious activity at one of the hog farms. Deputies found the vehicle and made a traffic stop near the Robeson and Bladen county line.

Deputies found items stolen from two hog farms operated by Murphy Brown Farms in the pickup truck, the statement said. Deputies seized the vehicle and trailer used by the thieves as well as a lawn mower and a truck bed filled with power tools. The value of the stolen property that was recovered totaled more than $11,000.

Zed Michael Lambert, 30, of Neal Drive, Lumberton; William Coty Reece, 33, of Moody Street, Fayetteville; and Anthony Victor Porter, 46 of Maysville Lane, Tar Heel, are all charged with two counts each of felonious breaking and entering, felonious larceny and felonious possession of stolen goods. The men were each jailed at the Bladen County jail under a $100,000 bonds