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


Martin said the police department continues to investigate the shooting death of 27-year-old Chris Monger of Como.

He said there was no new information to report on the case but did confirm detectives continue the investigation.

The shooting death occurred in the area of Creekside Court Monday morning.

Investigators believe Monger was shot while in his vehicle. After he was shot he drove the vehicle a short distance to the intersection of Hinson Street and the Creekside Court apartment complex.

Martin said when officers arrived they immediately called for emergency medical services.

Monger was declared deceased at the hospital.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the police department at 252-533-2810 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.

Blotter entries

Saturday shortly before 2 a.m., Officer C. Batchelor was patrolling in the area of West Tenth Street and Creekside Court when he noticed a vehicle with a registration violation. 

Once the driver stopped, Batchelor could reportedly smell marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. 

Batchelor learned the driver’s license was suspended.

A check of the vehicle revealed marijuana and a handgun. 

Deryck Bennett, 26, from the Garysburg area, was taken into custody and carried before a magistrate where he was charged with driving while license revoked, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of Schedule VI. 

Bennett was placed under a $16,000 bond pending a November 6 court date.

Officer C. Hagbourne assisted.

Friday shortly after 8:30 a.m., Officer D. Moore responded to a local business about an employee potentially stealing several items. 

The employee allegedly stole lottery scratch-off tickets and cashed them at other locations.

Martin said Stacey Loh, 53, of Roanoke Rapids, received a total of $333 from the stolen winning tickets and reportedly took other items from the store located on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway and attempted to take $30 worth of cigars.

Loh was charged with embezzlement, obtaining property by false pretense, misdemeanor larceny, and attempted misdemeanor larceny. 

She received a $1,000 bond pending a November 6 court date.

Monday, Sergeant R. Cross was patrolling in the area of East Tenth Street when he noticed a vehicle in front of him displaying an expired tag. 

Cross initiated a vehicle stop and used his dog, Midas, to check the outside of the vehicle for any potential narcotics. 

Midas indicated positively for the possible presence of drugs in the vehicle.

Cross located 1.7 grams of white powder identified as cocaine in a small bag.

Violet Sledge, 22, of the Roanoke Rapids area, was carried before a magistrate where she was charged with possession of Schedule II, maintain a vehicle for a controlled substance, and expired registration.  

Sledge received a $2,000 bond with a November 6 court date.

Officer J. Shelburne assisted.