Kent Jacobs emails - town of Hope Mills

Robert Delaware filed this request with the City of Hope Mills of Hope Mills, NC.


From: Robert Delaware

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to North Carolina Public Records Law (G.S. §§ 132-1 through 132-10), I hereby request the following documents:

All emails and corresponding attachments sent to (to:, cc:, or bcc:) the official and publicly listed email address for mayor of Hope Mills ( where the email contains the following keywords in the subject line or body of the email: “Unfound podcast”, “Unfound”, “Kent Jacobs” or “Mr. Jacobs”. The time frame for this search is from August 4th of 2017 until the date that this request is received.

Jackie Warner, the mayor of Hope Mills, has a publicly listed email address on the Town of Hope Mills website:

Mayor Warner’s email address was also given at the end of a podcast about missing persons, along with an encouragement to politely contact Hope Mills officials about the case of Kent Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs was a mentally disabled person who went missing many years ago. The inference from the podcast is that the search for this man’s body is being stymied by cost considerations related to environmental cleanup costs.

There is an in depth website related to the case:

I am eager to read correspondence related to this case, and believe that the release of this correspondence is in the public interest.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.


Robert Delaware

From: City of Hope Mills

Please see attached file that contains 3 emails that were received. This is the only correspondence we were able to find in reference to your request. Please contact us if there is any other information you may need.


Deborah Holland, NCCMC
Interim Town Clerk
Town of Hope Mills
5770 Rockfish Road
Hope Mills, NC 28348
Please note that email sent to and from this address is subject to the North Carolina Public Records Law and may be disclosed to third parties