LUMBERTON — Nine law enforcement officers with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office have received promotions within the department, according to Randy Graham, spokesperson for the sheriff’s office.
Robeson County native Kathy Torre was promoted from lieutenant to captain within the Juvenile Division. Torre has 21 years worth of experience working as a law enforcement officer with the Sheriff’s Office.
Jackie Carter was promoted from first sergeant to lieutenant and has been assigned to the Sex Offender Division. Carter, who began her 18-year law enforcement career in 1995, has served as deputy sheriff, detective, detective sergeant and detective first sergeant.
Cpl. Daryl McPhatter, a six-year veteran with the Sheriff’s Office, has been promoted to the Major Crimes Division. McPhatter previously served for five years with the Lumberton Police Department and has experience working as an emergency rescue personnel for eight years.
James Edwards was promoted from line sergeant to first sergeant. Edwards, who has 18 years of experience with the Sheriff’s Office, was first hired as a patrol deputy and worked his way through the ranks. He is a retired veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard after serving in the military for 23 years.
Dwayne Leggett has been promoted from deputy to line sergeant. Leggett has 19 years worth of experience in law enforcement and in the military, including three years with the Sheriff’s Office. Leggett recently worked with the Red Springs Police Department, where he served as a patrol sergeant and a K-9 officer.
Dru Martin, who is a 16-year veteran with the Sheriff’s Office, was transferred from the Major Crimes Division to serve as lieutenant watch commander. Martin started his career as a dispatcher and worked his way through the ranks, serving as a corporal, line sergeant, first sergeant and sergeant detective.
Joey Hucks has been promoted from first sergeant to lieutenant watch commander. Hucks, who is a 13-year veteran with the Sheriff’s Office, began his career as a detention officer with the Robeson County Detention Center in 1990 and worked his way through the ranks to watch commander.
Lumberton native Ryne Marks has been assigned to the Patrol Division. Marks is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where he earned his degree in Criminal Justice with a double minor in Terrorism Studies and Sociology.
Joshua Jones, a detention officer, was promoted to the Patrol Division.