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Bladenboro man arrested for stealing over two dozen hogs

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Alfonza Lewis (Source: Bladen County Sheriff's Office) Alfonza Lewis (Source: Bladen County Sheriff's Office)
BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Bladen County deputies arrested a man for stealing over two dozen hogs from a farm near Elizabethtown Wednesday night.

According to officials, Alfonza Lewis, 38, was driving a truck at low speed while pulling livestock in a trailer on Burney Road near Clarkton. 

Deputies attempted to pull Lewis over but he refused to stop. Lewis then made a right turn onto US 701 Business.

Lewis and another occupant jumped out the truck near the US 701 by-pass and ran from deputies on foot. The truck kept rolling and crashed into a ditch.

Deputies eventually caught Lewis near the Clarkton Cotton Company. The other occupant of the vehicle escaped deputies.

According to officials, the 26 hogs were taken from a farm on Elkton Road. The value of the hogs was estimated to be nearly $8,000. All the hogs were ok following the crash.

Lewis is the Bladen County Jail and charged with breaking and entering, larceny of swine, possession of stolen property, resisting a public officer, and failure to stop for police.

Lewis' bond has been set at $80,000.

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