Richmond County man accused of handcuffing defendant without a bail bond license


RALEIGH

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced that Julius Rasheem Ellerbe, 22, of 120 Daniels Lane, Rockingham, was charged with felonious restraint and unlicensed bail bonding, a misdemeanor.

Special agents with the Department of Insurance’s Criminal Investigations Division accuse Ellerbe of acting as a bail bondsman, handcuffing and taking custody of a defendant who had failed to show up for court. Ellerbe is not a licensed bail bondsman and had no authority to take the defendant into custody, according to the criminal summons.

The offenses occurred on March 26.

Ellerbe was served with a criminal summons on April 20.

To report suspected fraud or other white-collar crimes, contact the N.C. Department of Insurance Criminal Investigations Division at 919-807-6840. Callers may remain anonymous. Information is also available at www.ncdoi.gov.



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