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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.