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The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Chief Deputy Scott Hall:

On July 15 deputies responded to a shoplifting call at Dollar General located on Highway 301 in Halifax.

The person was seen walking out of the store with a shopping basket containing various items. 

The man got into a dark-colored, mid-size SUV. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444, or Detective R.B. Biggerstaff at 252-593-1003.


On July 6 deputies responded to a residence in Roanoke Rapids on a breaking and entering call. 

Investigation by Detective R.M. Brown determined Silas Damarco Powell, 21, of Roanoke Rapids had filed a false police report. 

A search warrant was executed by Brown and narcotics agents.

Drug paraphernalia was located along with the property that was reported stolen. 

Brown charged Powell with filing a false report and Agent R. Ball charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia.

He received a $1,000 bond and an August 19 court date.