(The public reports listed below are provided by the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, the Clinton Police Department and the N.C. Highway Patrol via the Sheriff’s Office daily jail report.)
• April 26 — Wayne Gene Nicholas, 53, of 2315 Indian Drive E5, Jacksonville, N.C., was charged with simple physical assault upon an officer and resist, delay and obstruct an officer. Bond set at $4,000; court date is June 6.
• April 26 — James Bryant Laird Jr., 28, of 720 Pine Forest School Road, Roseboro, was charged with domestic assault on a female and communicating threats. No bond set; court date is May 9.
Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to call law enforcement at 910-592-4141 (Sheriff’s Office) or 910-592-3105 (Clinton Police). Individuals can also text anonymous tips to the Clinton PD at 847411, beginning text with tipcpd.