Rewards Offered for Information on Four NC Cases

SBI contacts. Source: NC NC State Bureau of Investigation, Raleigh NC.
SBI contacts. Source: NC NC State Bureau of Investigation, Raleigh NC.

The State of North Carolina, by way of the Governor’s Office, has announced rewards being offered for leads in law enforcement cases across the state. Releases cover Halifax, Johnston, Durham, and Surry county events.

Contact information for the tip line is included with each announcement, released on February 17, 2017, by Ford Porter of Governor Roy Cooper’s office.

Reward in Missing Person’s Case in Halifax County

Governor Roy Cooper today announced that the State of North Carolina is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance of Amy Wells Bridgeman.

Amy Wells Bridgeman, age 42 when reported missing, was last seen on June 24, 2013 at a residence in the South Weldon area in Halifax County. Ms. Bridgeman left the residence, leaving her purse behind. Her husband received a text from her on June 28, 2013 and she has not been seen or heard from since. On June 29, 2013, Ms. Bridgeman was reported missing by her husband.

Anyone with information concerning this case should contact:

  • Halifax County Sheriff’s Office at 252.583.8201,
  • Halifax County Crimestoppers at 252.583.4444, or
  • State Bureau of Investigation at 919.662.4500.

Reward in Johnston County Missing Person’s Case

Governor Roy Cooper announced today that the State of North Carolina is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance of Christopher Cole Thomas.

Christopher Cole Thomas was reported missing on Friday, November 25, 2016 by two persons that were reportedly with him shortly before his disappearance. Thomas and the other two people were traveling from Wayne County back to Rochester, Minnesota where they all worked, when Mr. Thomas jumped from the car and ran off in the area of North Elm Street and East Morgan Street in Benson. Mr. Thomas has not been seen since.

Anyone having information concerning this case should contact:

  • Town of Benson Police Department at 919.894.2091,
  • State Bureau of Investigation at 919.779.8188 — or toll free 1.800.334.3000 after business hours.

Reward in Drive-By Shooting in Durham County

Governor Roy Cooper today announced that the State of North Carolina is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a drive-by shooting into an occupied dwelling on Forrester Street in Durham.

On the evening of February 12, 2016, Dorothy Holloway, age 72, was shot in a drive-by shooting while in her home on Forrester Street in Durham. Ms. Holloway suffered significant injuries from the shooting, which resulted in her having one leg amputated. It is believed that Ms. Holloway was not the intended victim in this shooting.

Anyone having information concerning this case should contact:

  • Durham County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation Division at 919.560.0880,
  • Durham Crimestoppers at 919.683.1200, or
  • State Bureau of Investigation at 919.662.4500.

Reward in Surry County Murder Case

Governor Roy Cooper today announced that the State of North Carolina is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Charlie Winfield Spann.

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at approximately 11:51am, the Surry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting on Freemont Lane in Elkin. Deputies found Charlie Winfield Spann, age 72, lying in the driveway of his residence, having been shot multiple times with a shotgun. Mr. Spann died as a result of his injuries.

Anyone having information concerning this case should contact:

  • Surry County Sheriff’s Office at 336.401.8900, or
  • State Bureau of Investigation at 919.662.4500.
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