(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.)
• Sept. 5 — Rufus Kevin Carter, 50, of 390 Tyndall Town Road, Clinton, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. No bond set; court date is Oct. 17.
• Sept. 5 — Smith Rowe Inc. of Mount Airy was victim of theft. Four batteries, valued at $1,200, were taken from heavy machinery.
• Sept. 5 — Elizabeth Torres of Salemburg reported her residence broken into and several gaming consoles stolen, along with a laptop computer, accessories and a pair of shoes. Items valued at $1,130.
• Sept. 5 — Dennis Vann II of Clinton reported the theft of a reciprocating saw, a chainsaw, a hedge trimmer and various old coins. Items were valued at $1,650.