Local News

Arrest

Posted May 18, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Efforts to shut down a hog theft ring are continuing. Authorities in Sampson County found 65 hogs behind a man's home, and have arrested him.

Officials said they have charged 64-year-old Bobby Williams with larceny and possession of stolen property. More arrests are expected.

In the past few weeks, more than 300 hogs have been stolen from farms in Sampson County.

Owners say the thieves drive right up to the farm gates and load the hogs onto a waiting truck.