Pair charged in two robberies, burglary

James Ray Bullard and Danny Ray Bullard (Photo courtesy of Hoke County Sheriff's Office)
December 11, 2012 10:53:51 AM PST
The Hoke County Sheriff's Office has charged two men in connection with two robberies and a burglary that happened Monday.

According to authorities, the incidents started at a home on N. Lake Road in Hoke County. They said two suspects entered the home and kidnapped a man and woman, before going to a second home and kidnapping another man.

The suspects took all three victims to a home on Mount Zion Road and reportedly pistol whipped and struck the threesome with brass knuckles.

The suspects then fled, according to authorities, and went to a house on Goose Pond Road. There, the pair beat and tied up another man, while allegedly continuously assaulting him in an attempt to get information from him.

They reportedly stole the victim's cell phone before leaving the house in a dark-colored Jeep.

The victim was able to escape and fled to his brother's house for help, according to authorities.

Officials began searching for the suspects, along with the other victims.

They were soon located and two of them were taken to the hospital.

Authorities later identified the suspects as James Ray Bullard and Danny Ray Bullard of 1310 Mount Zion Road in Red Springs.

While searching their home, authorities found several firearms and a large amount of narcotics.

The pair tried to flee the scene, but was quickly apprehended.

James Ray Bullard and Danny Ray Bullard have been charged with felonious armed robbery, felonious first degree burglary and felonious conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Both suspects are currently being held at the Hoke County Detention Center under a $1 million secure bond.

An investigation is ongoing and authorities say more charges are expected to be filed.

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