The Hoke County Sheriff Office; Sheriff Hubert A. Peterkin announces on May 1, 2017 Hoke County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a child abduction call.
The victim stated that the suspect had taken her son from her after a verbal altercation. The investigation revealed that the juvenile victim was taken to Robeson County by the suspect and abandoned at an unoccupied residence of a biological maternal family member in Lumberton.
The juvenile victim was located and reunited with his mother at the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators applied for and received arrest warrants for both suspects. Both suspects were taken into custody. Suspect Julisha Nicole Hemingway is pending extradition from South Carolina.
SUSPECT #1: Jermain Alexander Kelly
SUSPECT RACE/SEX: Black/Male
SUSPECT DOB/AGE: 06/25/1989, 28 years of age
SUSPECT ADDRESS: 16321 HWY 15 501 Aberdeen, NC 28315
CHARGE(s): 2nd Degree Kidnapping (F), Abduction of Children (F), Larceny of Motor Vehicle (F), Contributing Delinquency of Juvenile (M), Interfere Emergency Communication (M), Misdemeanor Larceny (M)
SUSPECT #2: Julisha Nicole Hemingway
SUSPECT RACE/SEX: Black/Female
SUSPECT DOB/AGE: 11/14/1991, 25 years of age
SUSPECT ADDRESS: 2221 Blue Moon Court Loris, SC 29569
CHARGE(s): Larceny of Motor Vehicle (F), Resisting Public Officer (M), x2 Counts
OFFENSE DATE/TIME: 05/01/2017, 06:27 PM
OFFENSE LOCATION: 16321 HWY 15 501, Aberdeen, NC 28315
DATE OF ARREST: Suspect #1 September 21, 2017
BOND: $75,000.00 / Secured
DATE OF ARREST: Suspect #2 Awaiting Extradition (South Carolina)