Four Emporia residents were charged following a chase which originated in Virginia and ended around McDonald’s on Roanoke Avenue.
Interim Roanoke Rapids police Chief Bobby Martin said the chase, in which Emporia police were after a stolen vehicle, went down Interstate 95 and through Gaston before coming to a close on Roanoke Avenue.
In a statement Martin said officers responded to the area of Roanoke Avenue shortly after 11:30 a.m.
The vehicle was stopped around the area of McDonald’s.
Four people were in the vehicle when it was stopped — David Smith, 21, the driver; Tyvon Gilbert, 21; Shaniya Tennessee, 19; and Zikey Harrison, 23.
All were charged locally with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and Smith faces an additional charge of no operators license.
Emporia will charge them with theft of a motor vehicle.
They were placed in the Halifax County Detention Center on $50,000 bonds and Wednesday court dates.
Lieutenant Perry Parks, Corporal Ryan Cross and Detective Morgan Worrell assisted.