SC fugitive jailed in Robeson County

By: Staff report

LUMBERTON — A South Carolina fugitive also was wanted by local law enforcement is behind bars in Robeson County.

Terrence Donte Wentz, 40, who was wanted by the Lumberton Police Department for a warrant taken out in 2017, was transferred from a Mecklenburg County jail to the Robeson County jail on Tuesday.

Wentz was arrested and charged Sunday in Mecklenburg County with two counts of misdemeanor larceny, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an open container in the passenger area of his vehicle, second-degree trespass. He is being held in the Robeson County jail with no bond because of his fugitive status, according to public records.

Wentz is wanted on felony charges in Richland County, S.C.

Wentz became a fugitive when he was charged with felony second-degree domestic assault in Richland County and fled. No additional information about the South Carolina charge could be obtained Thursday.

According to court documents, Kim Patterson said that while she was at the Roadway Hotel in Lumberton on March 20, 2017, Wentz hit her in the face and kicked her in the stomach and on other areas of her body. Wentz was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery and placed under a $2,500 bond at the time.

Wentz has a lengthy criminal record going back 23 years and spanning at least four counties in two states, according to public records.


Staff report