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Lumberton fire captain faces child porn charges

Posted October 20, 2011 6:25 a.m. EDT
Updated October 20, 2011 8:16 p.m. EDT

— 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.