Steven Lett, 57, of 307 Leak Ave. in Wadesboro was arrested Thursday morning when a search warrant was executed by the FBI at 6:15 a.m.
"It was a cyber-crime investigation," Schutz said.
She said federal law enforcement officers confiscated two computers and an external hard drive.
The search also revealed a stolen 9-mm handgun, she said. The handgun was stolen in 1993 in Union County.
Schutz said her department had issued a warrant to Union County for possession of stolen property.
She said the search was executed without resistance.
"No one else was arrested and there was no indication others at that residence would be arrested," she said.
The search was executed with the assistance of the WPD, the Anson County Sheriff's Office and the State Bureau of Investigation.
Local agents set up a perimeter but no local agents entered the premises, Schutz said, adding that there were 14 federal agents.
Schutz said there was "very nice cooperation on all levels."
A call to the FBI Field Office in Charlotte was not immediately returned.