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A man who is awaiting a December superior court date for murder and concealment stemming from a case in January in which a body was discovered in the trunk of a vehicle was one of three people charged Tuesday night while a Roanoke Rapids police officer attempted to serve a warrant in the Wheeler Street area.

Deluntae Squire, 24, of the Tillery area, was charged with resist, delay, and obstruct.

According to the state court calendar, Squire is scheduled to appear in Halifax County Superior Court on December 8 on charges of felony murder and felony concealment of death.

The new charge against Squire came after Officer J. Melvin was in the Wheeler Street area shortly before midnight.

In the gallery: Smith-Walley, left, and Squire. No photo of Williams was available

Melvin observed two people in the yard — Jayquan Smith-Walley, 21, of the Halifax area, and Travis Williams, 38, of the Roanoke Rapids area.

The officer observed a jar of marijuana beside Smith-Walley and when Melvin attempted to arrest him, Smith-Walley fled.

Martin said a check of the home showed that Williams tried to destroy evidence by flushing it and throwing the jar over the fence.

Smith-Walley was apprehended after a two-block chase and was detained as Melvin waited for back-up.

A 9mm handgun was recovered from Smith-Walley along with 2.5 grams of marijuana and 26 9mm rounds.

Squire then showed up at the crime scene, claiming he had people at the house, Martin said. Martin said Squire was loud and irate and was yelling and screaming, although the police department said he had no business at the residence.

Smith-Walley faces charges of resist, delay, and obstruct, possession of schedule VI, possession of drug paraphernalia, and carrying a concealed weapon. He received a $3,500 bond and September 24 court date.

Williams was charged with alter, destroy or steal criminal evidence and received a $1,000 bond and the same court date as Smith-Walley and Squire.

Squire received a $1,000 bond.

Sergeant G. Williams, Lieutenant D. Hundley, Narcotics Agent C. Batchelor, and Detective D. Moore assisted.

Squire is among five people charged in the shooting death of 23-year-old Trevon Fields, whose body was found in the trunk of a vehicle following a stop for speeding at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Highway 158.

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said at the time of the stop four of those charged were reportedly going to dispose of Fields’s body.

Man wanted in B&E flees

Tuesday at approximately 3:30 p.m., Officer C. Walker responded to a call near Bojangles about a suspicious man in the area.


Walker encountered the man — David Perry, 49, of Roanoke Rapids.

Perry had fled across East Tenth Street behind Discovery Toyota to conceal himself from officers, who quickly surrounded him and located him in the woods.

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office assisted to help keep the man from getting away.

Perry had been wanted for a breaking and entering which occurred Monday around 6:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Jackson Street.

Martin said the home was forcefully entered, causing damages. Perry did not have permission to be at the Jackson Street residence.

He faces charges of misdemeanor breaking and entering of a structure and resist, delay, and obstruct.

Master Officer Darrell Newsome developed Perry as the suspect in the B&E and secured warrants.

Lieutenant M. Moseley, Williams, Moore, Detective A. Seward, Melvin, and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office assisted.