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The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to interim Chief Bobby Martin:

Monday at approximately 6 p.m. Sergeant J. Hardy responded to a call of a wanted person in the 600 block of Highway 158.

The person was at the location to pick belongings up but was not supposed to be there without an escort.

Hardy learned the vehicle the person was driving was stolen and the passenger had an outstanding warrant.

The driver was identified as Tonya Carroll, 38, of the Roanoke Rapids area.

The passenger was identified as Tony Jenkins, 43, also from the Roanoke Rapids area.

The vehicle was reported stolen by Don Bullock Chevrolet in Rocky Mount. The dealership contacted Rocky Mount police after the vehicle wasn’t returned following a test drive, Martin said.

Carroll was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and at the time was placed under a $20,000 bond with a July 3 court date.

Rocky Mount police charged Jenkins with larceny of a motor vehicle while Roanoke Rapids charged him with possession of a stolen vehicle and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office charged him with misdemeanor larceny.

Jenkins received a $42,000 bond and July 3 court date for the RRPD charge and a Thursday court date for the Rocky Mount charge. He had court dates set today in Halifax County for two separate misdemeanor counts of larceny and possession of stolen goods as well as a count of felony possession of a stolen vehicle.

The stolen vehicle from Monday was recovered and will be returned to the dealership.


Tuesday shortly after 11 p.m. Officer C. Roberts was patrolling in the area of Roanoke Avenue and Fourteenth Street when he noticed a vehicle with what appeared to be an expired registration plate.

After the stop Roberts noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

The plate was expired and Roberts identified the three people in the car.

The driver and passengers were asked to exit the vehicle so officers could check for any signs of marijuana.

Upon further investigation 27.9 grams of marijuana was located on one of the passengers. The driver of the vehicle was cited for the expired registration.

The passenger with the marijuana also gave officers a false name in an attempt to conceal his real identity. He was identified as Denzel Ashe, 19, of Roanoke Rapids, and was charged with possession of marijuana less than a half-ounce, and resist, delay and obstruct.

He received a $1,500 bond with a July 26 court date.

Lieutenant P. Parks assisted.


Tuesday shortly before 11 a.m. PACE members J. DeSare and B. Council were patrolling in the area of Vine Street when they noticed a person they were familiar with and suspected he might have warrants.

While the person, Collie Davis, 28, of Roanoke Rapids, did not have any warrants he was on active probation.

The officers discovered he had marijuana in his possession. The marijuana was seized and Davis was issued a citation for simple possession.

He received a July 18 court date.