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Wednesday, 02 May 2018 16:22

RRPD roundup: Stolen generator found during morning stop; blotter entries

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The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:

On Monday at approximately 9:30 a.m., Officer J. Shelburne responded to a larceny call at Family Dollar on Highway 158.  

Store employees told Shelburne a person came into the store and took items.  

Shelburne determined the person was Lionel Nail Davis, 56, of Roanoke Rapids.

Shelburne located Davis at approximately 11:45 a.m. in the 1100 block of Church Street.

Davis was charged with habitual larceny and removing anti-theft device.

He received a $4,000 bond and court date set for today.


On Monday at approximately 10:45 p.m., Officer D. Bybee attempted to conduct a traffic stop for a violation on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway.

The driver initially failed to heed the blue lights and siren before finally stopping in the backyard of a residence in the 700 block of Marshall Street.

The driver, identified later as Taron Markel Lee, 21, of Roanoke Rapids, attempted to flee but was apprehended.

It was unclear why he fled the attempted traffic and then his vehicle.

Bybee arrested and charged him with flee/elude arrest with a motor vehicle, resisting/delaying/obstructing an officer, open container, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and reckless driving.  

He received a $1,500 bond and June 6 court date.

Sergeant M. Peck, officers N. Velazquez and C. Batchelor along with Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Deputy A. Cash assisted.


On Tuesday at approximately 9:15 a.m., Investigator J. Benthall arrested and charged Ketrell Ja’mon Hawkins, 19, of Gaston, with attempting to obtain property by false pretense.  

Hawkins received a $1,000 bond and June 6 court date.

The charges stem from an investigation by Benthall reported on April 30.

Hawkins allegedly attempted to cash a counterfeit check at a local bank.

Lieutenant P. Parks and Shelburne assisted.


On Tuesday at approximately 1 p.m., Officer M. Worrell conducted a traffic stop for a violation on Vine Street near Smith Church Road.

The driver was found in possession of drug paraphernalia.

Worrell cited Ruby Diane Peterson, 33, of Roanoke Rapids, for driving while license revoked, no insurance, fictitious tags and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Peterson was released until her July 23 court date.

Officer R. Cross and his canine partner Midas assisted.


Today at approximately 1:30 a.m., Officer C. Fortier responded to assist the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office with locating two people who fled a checking station at Branch Avenue near Hinson Street.

Joshua Shane Dickens and James Randall Todd Davis, both 26 and both of Roanoke Rapids, were located near Ledgerwood Field.

Deputies located a generator in the back of the vehicle. The generator was taken from a residence in the 100 block of Emry Street.

Fortier charged the pair with burglary, larceny after breaking/entering and possession of stolen goods.

They received $25,000 bonds and June 6 court dates.


Today at approximately 2 a.m., Officer A. Green conducted a traffic stop for a violation on Interstate 95 at exit 173.  

Green discovered the driver did not have a license and a passenger had a concealed handgun.

Cadaryl Lamont Carter, 31, of Roanoke Rapids, was arrested and charged with no operators license and speeding.

He received a $400 bond and June 11 court date.

Lisa Marie Garris, 33, of Weldon, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm with a defaced/altered serial number.

She received a $500 bond and June 25 court date.

Officer C. Hagbourne assisted.

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