The Weldon Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Christopher Davis:
Police are looking for a Roanoke Rapids man who fled from a traffic stop after he was pulled for speeding on July 13.
Davis said Stephon J’Qwon Ashe, 21, tends to frequent areas of Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and possibly Garysburg.
Davis said no mugshot was available.
In a statement the police chief said the stop occurred shortly after 7:45 p.m. when Officer S. McKimmey pulled a vehicle on Highway 158 near West Third and Chestnut streets.
Ashe gave a false name initially and during the stop got out of the vehicle and ran from the officer and Sergeant T. Mason, who was assisting.
Officers could not locate Ashe.
McKimmey obtained warrants for speeding, driving while license revoked, resisting a public officer and fictitious information to an officer.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the police department at 252-536-3136 or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.
On July 12 around 1 a.m. McKimmey conducted a traffic stop for a speeding driver on Highway 158.
The driver, Kristopher Karl Cherry, 29, of Roanoke Rapids, was stopped in the Econo Lodge parking lot.
McKimmey determined Cherry showed signs of impairment and placed him under arrest for DWI.
McKimmey transported Cherry for testing and then to a magistrate, who gave him a written promise to appear in court on October 23. He was released to a responsible person.
On July 11 shortly after 12:15 a.m. Officer M. DiPietro received a call to the 600 block of Julian R. Allsbrook Highway about a trespasser.
DiPietro identified the person as Earnie Boozer, 59, of Halifax.
Boozer was in the roadway at the time and the officer advised him several times to get out. He refused.
DiPietro placed Boozer under arrest and took him before a magistrate. He was charged with resisting a public officer and impeding the flow of traffic.
He received a $500 secured bond and August 4 court date.
On July 6 shortly before 6:30 p.m., Officer H. Cross responded to the 300 block of Washington Avenue on a motor vehicle collision call.
Cross discovered the driver, Curtis Bradley Hawkins, 53, of Roanoke Rapids, had a revoked license.
Hawkins was placed under arrest and taken before a magistrate.
He was charged with driving while license revoked and received a written promise to appear in court on August 5.