N.C. father arrested a week after deadly pit collapse
Posted April 15, 2013
Lincoln County, N.C. — Jordan Arwood, the man who was digging a two-story-deep pit on his property when it collapsed, killing two children, has been arrested on unrelated charges.
31-year old Arwood was arrested by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Monday. He was charged with possession of a weapon by a felon and a drug charge.
Last week officials removed multiple guns and a marijuana plant from his mobile home.
Arwood was operating a backhoe last Sunday night in the pit when the walls caved in on his 6-year-old daughter, Chloe Jade Arwood, and his 7-year-old nephew James Levi Caldwell.
The bodies of the two young cousins were dug out Monday morning.