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Woman charged with robbing 89-year-old man

Posted February 10, 2009

— Moore County authorities charged a woman Monday with stealing from an 89-year-old Aberdeen man.

Hannah Lee Howell, 41, was charged with first-degree burglary, attempted common law robbery and assault on the handicapped.  She was being held Tuesday in the Moore County Jail under a $40,000 secured bond.

An Aberdeen woman told deputies last week that she saw two women inside her uncle's home and found them searching through his pockets when she entered the home.

Authorities haven't identified the second woman seen in the home.

Howell also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court on various traffic offenses, authorities said.


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  • jdman Feb 11, 2009

    i'm sure she didn't mean it????

  • armygirlfriend Feb 10, 2009

    i know this woman her oldest daughter is one of my good friends, she has problems and she def has a criminal record thats why her kids dont live with her now. they live with their grandmother. i feel bad for those kids but they do have a wonderful grandma that loves them alot.

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Feb 10, 2009

    is this the woman from the smoking commercials or does all trash look the same?

  • InThePines Feb 10, 2009

    She just needs a job and a Church. Not sure what she wants, but I am pretty sure about what she needs.

  • 10-39 Feb 10, 2009

    Chill out... when I said "haha" i was referring to how I thought this story should be in the strange news section. I do not think the story it self is funny.

  • Autumn Feb 10, 2009

    No, it's a picture of the 41-year old woman accused of robbing the elderly man. Repulsive!

  • TStills Feb 10, 2009

    Howell looks like she smokes Virginia Slims and lives in a trailer park.

  • jkca Feb 10, 2009

    Looks like a meth head to me.

  • Iworkforaliving Feb 10, 2009

    Is that the picture of the 89 year old or the woman?

  • Dolphan Feb 10, 2009

    Why is this article funny to you? I find no humor in the old and handicapped being victimized.