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A Weldon man was charged Tuesday night after fleeing the scene of a shooting in the 300 block of Madison Street.

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Bobby Martin said no injuries were reported. He said the recent spate of shootings in the areas of the 300 blocks of Madison and Monroe streets are most likely tied to guns, gangs, and drugs.

The police department received the report of shots fired in the area around 9:45 p.m.

Officers received a description of the suspect vehicle which they later determined was driven by Semaj Woodley, 23.

Officers T. Acree and Master Officer D. Newsome observed the vehicle as they were patrolling near Ninth Street and Roanoke Avenue.

When the officers stopped the vehicle and began to approach it, the driver sped off and then headed south on the avenue and stopped again near Hinson Street where a passenger got out. Woodley then continued driving down Hinson Street and turned onto Branch Avenue.

The vehicle finally stopped on Matthews Street where the officers took Woodley into custody.

The officers located a 12-round 9mm magazine and two extended magazines.

Woodley was charged with flee to elude arrest, fail to heed blue lights and siren, reckless driving to endanger, resist, delay and obstruct, improper passing, and no operator’s license.

He received a $10,000 bond and August 4 court date.