Deputies: Gun and check thief on the run

CHOCOWINITY, BEAUFORT COUNTY - Deputies said they are looking for a man who allegedly stole a gun and checks from a relative.

According to investigators, 23-year-old William Jefferson first stole the gun from the relative at their home on Old Blounts Creek Road in Chocowinity. Deputies got the call on Dec. 4.

Jefferson then allegedly stole personal checks from the same relative on Dec. 13.

Deputies said Jefferson is wanted on charges of larceny of a firearm, forgery of an instrument, uttering forged instrument, and obtaining property by false pretense. The suspect is also wanted for failing to appear in court on unrelated charges.

According to deputies, the suspect may be in Pennsylvania. Anyone with information on his location is asked to contact the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office at (252) 946-7111 or Beaufort County Crime Stoppers at (252) 974-6400. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to his arrest. Callers can remain anonymous.

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