NC couple charged with stealing, selling 100+ hogs

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KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — A Greene County couple has been arrested and charged with stealing more than 100 hogs from a farm and selling them to a stockyard.

The Free Press of Kinston reports that Cherrette Elkins, 24, and Kevin Elkins, 26, of Snow Hill, were arrested Wednesday in Lenoir County. They face charges of obtaining property under false pretenses and larceny of livestock after a six-month investigation by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

Capt. Daniel Hawkins says the couple stole 103 hogs from Murphy Brown Farms and sold them to a local stockyard for about $5,000. Hawkins says he obtained an arrest warrant for the couple in November, but authorities had not been able to track them down.

It couldn’t be immediately determined Friday if the two have lawyers.