Man faces charges in Richmond, Cumberland counties

By William R. Toler -


HAMLET — A man with three previous felony convictions for breaking and entering is now facing other multiple felony charges.

According to jail records, 23-year-old Gerond Junior Bostic was arrested by Hamlet Police on Saturday on charges of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods or property out of Cumberland County.

Bostic is also charged with possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon in Richmond County.

Arrest warrants were not available in the Richmond County Clerk of Superior Court’s office late Monday afternoon.

He was booked into the Richmond County Jail where he remained Monday night under a total secured bond of $20,000. Bostic is scheduled to appear in court July 7 on the weapon charges and July 20 on the theft charges.

Online court records show Bostic has no other pending charges in North Carolina.

According to records with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction, Bostic was given probation on Nov. 21, 2013 after he was convicted on three felony counts of breaking and entering — all of which occurred on Dec. 27, 2012.


Police in Rockingham charged a man on Friday with allegedly assaulting a woman while trying to force her into sex.

According to an arrest warrant, 26-year-old Zuri Covington, of Lakeview Trail in Rockingam, pulled a Hamlet woman’s hair and used his fist to hold down her face while attempting to have sex with her against her will on June 15.

He was arrested Friday and charged with one misdemeanor count each of assault on a female and sexual battery and booked into the Richmond County Jail. Covington was released on bail Sunday and ordered not to have contact with the victim.

His court date is scheduled for June 27.

Online records with the N.C. Court System and Department of Public Safety show he has no previous convictions in the state.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

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By William R. Toler

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