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Multiple law enforcement agencies as of this report were conducting a manhunt for a suspect wanted in Roanoke Rapids and Weldon armed robberies.

The search for 17-year-old Temon Seward involves Weldon and Roanoke Rapids police, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, which also dispatched a helicopter to aid in the search.

“We’ve got all resources out looking for him,” Weldon police Chief Chris Davis said.

Davis said a tip was received Seward was in the Weldon area.

“We’re following up on all leads,” Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty said.

Searches which rrspin.com observed were in the area of the cemetery near Weldon Elementary School and First and Maple streets where Roanoke Rapids Investigator Jamie Hardy was dispatched with his dog.

The state Highway Patrol helicopter circled the area for about 35 to 40 minutes.

An SBI agent handed Roanoke Rapids police Investigator Obert Wiltsie what appeared to be an evidence bag. Davis and Hasty would not confirm whether the bag contained evidence pertaining to the case.

Seward is wanted not only for the armed robbery of Family Dollar in Weldon on September 17 but the September 26 armed robbery of Presto in which a store clerk was shot and the October 2 armed robbery of Bob’s. Both stores in Roanoke Rapids are owned by New Dixie Oil Company.

In the Roanoke Rapids crimes Seward faces charges of attempted murder, two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, common law robbery and two counts of conspiracy.

Weldon police have charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony larceny and possession of stolen goods.

Seward is the second person wanted in the Roanoke Rapids and Weldon robberies.

Both agencies have lodged charges against Joshua Durante, who is currently in custody without opportunity for bond.

Davis and Hasty would not confirmed whether Seward was armed at the time the tip on his whereabouts came in.

They have said in previous statements he is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to contact Roanoke Rapids Investigator Jeff Davis at 252-533-2822, Chief Davis at 252-536-3136 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.