Buckhead absconder had multiple weapons

A man wanted by U.S. Marshals allegedly had these firearms and marijuana in his home when he was arrested.
A man wanted by U.S. Marshals allegedly had these firearms and marijuana in his home when he was arrested.

Deputies allegedly found a felon with multiple firearms and marijuana when they raided a home in Buckhead July 9.

Joseph Wayne Hunt, 26, was wanted for breaking probation, according to the Bladen Sheriff’s Office. He had been on the run for several months when authorities determined he was at 758 Jacobs Loop Road, near the Columbus line. Deputies had received numerous complaints about drug sales form the home in recent months, the BCSO said.

Deputies from the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and agents with the United States Marshals Service raided the home, where they found four firearms and a quantity of marijuana, according to the BCSO.

Hunt was charged with possession of a firearm by felon and possession of marijuana. Hunt was returned to Cumberland County by the U.S. Marshals Service.

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