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The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following:

Drug arrest

Captain A.M. Harris reported Narcotics Agent Christopher Parker was in the area of Aurelian Springs Road near Wallace Fork Road when he stopped a vehicle for a motor vehicle violation shortly after 1 p.m. Friday.

Parker identified the driver as Steve Allen McClenny, 45, of Roanoke Rapids.  

During the encounter, Parker seized cocaine which had reportedly been purchased for personal use.

McClenny was arrested and charged with felony possession of cocaine and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling place for a controlled substance.  

He received a December 3 court date and a $10,000 bond.

Agent D.J. Epperson assisted.

Break-in arrests

Chief Deputy Scott Hall reported on October 23 the sheriff’s office began investigating a breaking and entering of a residence and a motor vehicle in the Halifax community.

Investigation by Detective Matt Brown revealed Gabriel Sierra Ball, 31, an acquaintance of the victim, broke into the residence and vehicle and took property.

Brown charged Ball, of Smithfield, with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods and breaking and entering of a motor vehicle.

Ball was arrested with assistance of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office on November 5.

She received a $10,000 bond and awaits a December 19 court date.


On October 18 Hall reported the sheriff’s office received a report of a breaking and entering and larceny in the Elwyn Drive area of Roanoke Rapids.

The victim is currently serving in the United States Army and was deployed to Afghanistan during the time.

During the investigation by detectives S.A. Bryant and C.S. Guyant, the victim’s property was recovered and returned.

Items stolen included furniture, guitars, various electronics, a .22-caliber rifle, boxes of hardwood flooring and a utility trailer.

The detectives charged Robert Duane Harris Jr., 30, of Roanoke Rapids, with breaking and entering, larceny, possession of stolen goods, and five counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

Bryant arrested Harris Tuesday.

He  has a December 19 court date and received a $10,000 bond.