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Investigators: Sampson County man stole ATVs, killed dog

Posted July 8, 2014

Adam Wayne Outlaw

— A 28-year-old Sampson County man killed one dog and injured another while stealing two ATVs from a Mount Olive home in May, according to Wayne County authorities. 

Adam Wayne Outlaw, of 5508 Dave Bright Road, Turkey, has been charged with larceny, possession of stolen goods and cruelty to animals. 

According to investigators, Outlaw stole two ATVs from a Mount Olive home on May 21. During the theft, two dogs in a neighbor's yard started barking. Outlaw killed one of the dogs and severely injured the other, Wayne County deputies said. 

Outlaw was in the Wayne County jail early Tuesday under a $163,000 bond. 

One of the two ATVs was later recovered in Greene County.


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  • Angela Wall Jul 8, 2014
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    I know this guy and he has not always been like this, serious mental issues due to drug abuse. And his children are in the custody of their maternal grandmother...sad for all involved.

  • Jack Miller Jul 8, 2014
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    Wow.... Pepe - I did not even see that. CPS needs to come take away those children. This guy is sick. For those who haven't found it is: https://www.facebook.com/adam.outlaw.9

  • Ginny Marcom Jul 8, 2014
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    He is one angry guy. He does not care about anything that lives or breathes. If he is allowed to remain in society, he'll end up being a serial killer. He's not the type to be rehabilitated. He needs to be locked away for a long, long, long time.

  • Pepe Silvia Jul 8, 2014

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    Very easily after a quick search. Leave his middle name out - a few pops up but just look for the one that is from NC and you'll find him. Just be warned, you can't unsee the stuff on there. He's a monster. There is a video from last November of him harassing and beating a small dog. I actually wrote to the Sampson County Sheriff office begging them to look at what all he has posted. He should never see the light of day again.

  • Lightfoot3 Jul 8, 2014

    How did you guys find his Facebook page?

  • lprop Jul 8, 2014

    We hear about prison's being overcrowded.
    That's where this person needs to be. Standing room only 365 days per year.

  • Jordy Jul 8, 2014

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    I checked it out as well and at first it was bizarre then it turned sad quickly. I don't need to judge but I will say I hope he finds help in some way or another.

  • Gene Parsons Jul 8, 2014
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    A very troubled person!

  • bubbba Jul 8, 2014

    Don't make that mistake here. You can take ATVs but not my dogs life.

  • Pepe Silvia Jul 8, 2014

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    Wow, you got me curious and I just checked it out... looks like he had a run in with the police earlier in May too... and there are pictures where he killed a mother and 7 baby possums, violently! What a sicko. I hope hes removed from society for a LONG time... maybe they can give him an education in jail.. Illiterate creep.

    I just hope those aren't HIS kids... no hope for their future with a dad like him. No shock there are (different) confederate flags hanging in the background of several pictures either.