Deputies attempting to serve a warrant on a 22-year-old Sampson County woman got more than they bargained for Sunday when five of her friends kept giving the officers the run-around for over a half hour.
In the end, six residents, including the woman officers had a warrant for, were arrested.
According to reports, sheriff’s deputies were attempting to serve the warrant on Brittney Kenan, of 128 Loop Road, just after midnight Sunday morning. When they knocked on the door, seeking to talk with Kenan, people at the home told them to go around and knock on the back door. At the rear entrance to the home, deputies were told by the person finally answering their knock to go back to the front.
This went on for a full 38 minutes.
When deputies finally got inside the house to arrest Kenan on the misdemeanor larceny and simple assault warrant, they contacted the on-duty magistrate and explained to him what occurred.
Magistrate Gene Faircloth told deputies everyone in the home should be arrested and charged with delaying and obstructing officers.
Kenan was charged with misdemeanor larceny, simple assault and resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer. She was given a $2,500 bond and a trial date of Aug. 13.
Also charged separately with delaying and obstructing were: Breana Faison, 19, 1361 Resaltta St., Fayetteville; Cassandra Harding, 31, of 825 N. U.S. Hwy. 421, Clinton; Erica Satchell, 24, of 52 Rainbow Lane, Salemburg; Latesha Coxum, 26, of 100 Walston Lane, Clinton; and Tierra Smith, 22, of 21 Mark St., Spring Lake.
Faison, Harding, Satchell, Coxum and Smith were each given $1,000 bonds and trial dates of Aug. 23.
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