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N.C. father arrested a week after deadly pit collapse

Posted April 15, 2013

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— 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.

 

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  • SingleLensReflex.SLR Apr 22, 2013

    5yo and 6yo playing in a 2 story deep hole with an adult nearby? Those deaths were maybe either by manslaughter or in the very least, negligent homocide.

  • outhousecat Apr 19, 2013

    That guy is going to suffer the guilt of the mistake he made for the rest of his life. Why can't the law leave him alone? One marijuana plant shouldn't cause anybody to go to jail.

  • soyousay Apr 17, 2013

    what was the probable cause for searching the residence?..

    the death of children

  • abylelab -BT- Apr 17, 2013

    what was the probable cause for searching the residence?

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Apr 17, 2013

    Every adult who lives up that holler, saw kids playing around the hole and did not call the law should be arrested as well.
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    And charged with what? Neglecting someone else's responsibility? Get real

  • Lightfoot3 Apr 17, 2013

    ""31-year old..." Should have started as: Thirty-one year old..." - voice your opinion


    You have to make a choice. Do you want proper grammar, or heavily moderated forums? WRAL can't do both! :)

  • voice your opinion Apr 16, 2013

    Our society has become so slack in everything we do...no wonder we're falling further and further behind. YOU DO NOT START A SENTENCE WITH A NUMBER. It is supposed to be written out.

    "31-year old..." Should have started as: Thirty-one year old...

  • hangry Apr 16, 2013

    Every adult who lives up that holler, saw kids playing around the hole and did not call the law should be arrested as well.

  • luxurytravel Apr 16, 2013

    Fox News is reporting is has been charged with making a controlled substance. Wonder what the REAL purpose of the bunker was for? Breaking bad? Why not involuntary manslaughter charges? Not to worry, a felon with possession of a gun is now out of jail on $20k ($2,000) bail.

  • Wacky_dood Apr 16, 2013

    This is really turning out to be a bad week for him...

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