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Lumberton fire captain faces child porn charges

Posted October 20, 2011

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— A senior fire captain in Lumberton has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.

Court records show Chad Thomas Evans, 40, was arrested Tuesday on nine felony counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Justice Department spokeswoman Noelle Talley said Evans was arrested by the State Bureau of Investigation's computer crimes unit.

Lumberton's human resources director, James Moore, said Evans has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

Evans has been with the city since January 2000, Moore said, and has a salary of $44,768.

It was not clear if he has an attorney. He is out of jail on a $55,000 bond.

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  • familyfour Oct 28, 2011

    Bum rap? Maybe....

    Why is it so hard to believe good people do bad things?

  • NC Medic 522 Oct 20, 2011

    BTW, I do know this man, and I do NOT think he is capable of doing this. Do I know for certain? No, I wasn't there. I feel that he is getting a bum wrap.

  • NC Medic 522 Oct 20, 2011

    Whatever happened to INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY? We as a society are so quick to just read a headline and condemn the person as guilty. I guess no one in the SBI ever made a mistake. How many of you neigh-sayers happen to have a picture of one of your kids taking a bath as a baby? You may be a child pornographer. I guess Greg Taylor spent all that time in prison because he was guilty. My whole point is just because someone is charged with a crime, it doesn't make them guilty.

  • 1st off hang um all. Oct 20, 2011

    Doctors,lawyers, school teachers, bus boys, cooks, police, any and all job titles from every walk of life has its bad people, druggies,crooks,perv's so on . i dont care if this guy is a "fire" capt. or not a job does not mean the person walks the straight and narrow. Haven said this why is there a single person speaking up for this guy in this forum? let him have his day in court and be judged there.
    btw a little warning for those of you who feel better then anyone else. don't open that e-mail , or look at that text on your cell phone from unknown because receive a child porn picture and you can be charges with felony called free txting.

  • btneast Oct 20, 2011

    What's that word that means you generalize an entire group based on the actions of very few? Hmmm.

    ...stereotype

  • iamliamhardy Oct 20, 2011

    sad sad sad

  • robbyh Oct 20, 2011

    Yeah, right. What are the names of all these many officers that have drugs? That's what I thought.
    thepeopleschamp
    Why ask a question if you,re going to answer it.

  • thepeopleschamp Oct 20, 2011

    dougbethea, I agree with you 100%. Here is an example of golo logic; 1 individual in Lumberton makes bad choice = 600,000 police officers are evil. What's that word that means you generalize an entire group based on the actions of very few? Hmmm.

  • tbone08 Oct 20, 2011

    No one likes the police until you need them...

  • BigUNCFan Oct 20, 2011

    fayncmike.

    He may not have been tried and convicted as your high and mighty post condescendingly notes but they caught him with the goods. That is enough im my book.

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