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The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Bobby Martin:

On Sunday shortly before 3 p.m. Sergeant D. Newsome was made aware through the Flock camera system of a stolen U-Haul in the area.

Newsome observed the vehicle at the gas pumps of the Store Next Door. He conducted a traffic stop after getting confirmation it was the correct vehicle. The stop was conducted after Newsome observed the vehicle leaving the pumps.

The driver, later identified as Lashaunda Hawkins, 26, was advised she was under arrest for possession of a stolen vehicle.

Officer N. Powell and Lieutenant J. Baggett found 4.3 grams of marijuana and paraphernalia in the driver’s area of the vehicle.

Hawkins, of Roanoke Rapids, was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of schedule VI and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She received a $3,000 bond and October 27 court date.


Saturday shortly after 1:15 p.m. Newsome was in the area of East Tenth Street when he recognized a person later identified as Lacey Taylor who he knew was operating a vehicle on a suspended license.

He conducted a traffic stop in the area of Virginia Avenue and Thirteenth Street, advising Taylor, 36, of Roanoke Rapids that she was driving without a license.

Taylor and a passenger were removed from the vehicle and Officer C. Walker observed Taylor attempting to conceal something, Martin said.

A search of the vehicle yielded .42 grams of fentanyl, 1.46 grams of meth, a contact lens case that concealed Alprazolam and a glass pipe. 

Taylor was charged with possession of schedule II, possession of meth, possession of schedule IV, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, and displaying fictitious registration.

She received a $5,000 bond and Tuesday court date.

Powell and Baggett assisted.

Saturday shortly after 3 p.m. Officer J. Wind responded to the area of Oakridge Drive on an assault with a firearm call.

Wind learned a man later identified as Robert Hilliard, 37, had become angry with a woman and pulled a gun on her, pointed it at her head while inside a vehicle with their children present. 

Officers did not immediately locate the Roanoke Rapids man but shortly before 6 p.m. Wind received a call with information about his location.

Wind located Hilliard walking. The man ran behind a house but was apprehended without further trouble.

He faces charges of possession of a firearm by a felon, assault by pointing a gun, assault with a deadly weapon in the presence of a minor, carrying a concealed weapon, and resist, delay and obstruct. 

The carrying a concealed weapon count reflects a box cutter was located on him during the arrest.

Hilliard was jailed without the opportunity for bond due to the call’s domestic nature. He has a Thursday court date.

On Saturday shortly before 7 p.m. Newsome responded to the area of Henry Street on a domestic call.

Officers responded to the residence earlier in the day and told the man, identified as Timothy Frazier, 36, to not return.

Newsome and Powell saw Frazier standing at the door talking with the victim on the phone. 

The officers advised Frazier he was under arrest and as they were escorting him to the patrol car he attempted to run. 

He was captured and placed in a patrol car. He was taken before a magistrate and charged with resist, delay, and obstruct and domestic trespass.

The Roanoke Rapids man was jailed without the opportunity for bond and has a November 4 court date.