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2 arrested for stealing guns from man killed in officer-involved shooting

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Pender County officials have arrested two people and charged them with stealing a dozen firearms from the home of a Hampstead man killed in an officer-involved shooting back in April. Pender County officials have arrested two people and charged them with stealing a dozen firearms from the home of a Hampstead man killed in an officer-involved shooting back in April.
Jarrod Wayne Watkins (Source: Pender County Sheriff's Office) Jarrod Wayne Watkins (Source: Pender County Sheriff's Office)
Shannon Watkins (Source: Pender County Sheriff's Office) Shannon Watkins (Source: Pender County Sheriff's Office)
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Pender County officials have arrested two people and charged them with stealing a dozen firearms from the home of a Hampstead man killed in an officer-involved shooting back in April.

Jarrod Wayne Watkins, 37, and Shannon Watkins, 35, were arrested and charged with stealing 12 firearms from the home of Maynard Thomas in Hampstead. Thomas was shot and killed by a trooper back in April for allegedly reaching for and pointing a weapon at the trooper. The SBI was brought in to investigate the deadly shooting.

According to officials, Thomas' family was cleaning out the house and realized that the firearms were missing. The family members then alerted the police.

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