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The Weldon Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Christopher Davis:

On Tuesday shortly before midnight Sergeant T. Mason responded to the 200 block of East Sixth Street after receiving a report of a stabbing.

A victim with a stab wound to the chest was located in the front yard and was transported to Vidant North by Halifax County EMS. The victim is expected to recover.


Mason identified the alleged suspect as Rondell Lamont Neville, 43, of Roanoke Rapids.

Neville is known to frequent the Highway 48 area of Roanoke Rapids, Davis said. He is wanted for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Neville and the victim got into an argument and the victim was stabbed.

Neville fled the area on a white 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic with Tarheels written on it.

Davis said Neville is encouraged to surrender to law enforcement. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the police department at 252-536-3136 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.

On June 30 shortly after 12:30 a.m. Sergeant L. Melton was in the area of Highway 158 and Country Club Road when he noticed two vehicles on Highway 158 being driven at high rates of speed.

Melton attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicles were being driven at speeds of 90 to 100 miles per hour.

Davis said it is unclear why the drivers, one identified as Danasia Patterson, and the other as De-Vonna Ussery, both 20, and both of Weldon, were reportedly driving that fast.

Patterson was stopped in the 300 block of Woodlawn Avenue and Ussery pulled up to the scene.

Patterson was placed under arrest and taken before a Halifax County magistrate. She was charged with misdemeanor flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and no operators license. She received a $2,000 unsecured bond and August 4 court.

Ussery was cited for misdemeanor flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle.

Officer M. DiPietro assisted.