News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (5056)

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Tuesday, 22 March 2011 14:27

Robbery being treated as murder attempt

Roanoke Rapids police say they are treating Monday’s attempted robbery at the Village Grocery as an attempted murder case because the robber allegedly pulled the trigger of his gun three times, the gun failing to fire.

A suspect in a morning robbery attempt pulled the trigger of his gun three times as a convenience store clerk tried to comply with his demands, Roanoke Rapids police say.

Monday, 21 March 2011 13:58

Man charged with possessing dirt bike

A Roanoke Rapids man has been charged for possessing a dirt bike stolen from Chesapeake, Virginia.

Monday, 21 March 2011 13:45

DNA tests confirm identity of remains

DNA tests at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, have confirmed the skeletal remains of a man found in Halifax are those of Jerry Dale Harrell.

Monday, 21 March 2011 13:03

Franklin Street suspect surrenders

The boy wanted for shooting into a house on Franklin Street turned himself in Saturday.

Saturday, 19 March 2011 21:52

Doggy Doubts VI: New doubts, dog, progress

Today Dylan Blount’s problem seemed minor.

Friday, 18 March 2011 19:51

Warrants filed in Franklin St. shooting

A Roanoke Rapids boy is wanted for shooting into a house at 1017 Franklin Street on March 10.

Friday, 18 March 2011 17:03

Hollister man faces drug charge

A 47-year-old Hollister man was arrested Wednesday on a drug charge.

Friday, 18 March 2011 16:49

Weldon reports drug arrests

The Weldon Police Department reported drug arrests made on March 12 and March 8.