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The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Lieutenant Shane Guyant:

On Saturday Deputy C. Roberts responded to an address on Christmas Road in Enfield regarding an assault and larceny of a motor vehicle.  

The victim said that he and his girlfriend, identified as 21-year-old Kaneijah Zyir Bradley, were driving on Beaverdam Road when she pulled out a boxcutter and cut him with it. The assault caused a gash on the victim’s lip, so he pulled over and exited the vehicle. 

When he exited the vehicle, Bradley, of Enfield, left him on the side of the highway.  The victim was treated at a local medical facility for his injuries. 

Roberts located Bradley after further investigation. 

Guyant said Bradley still possessed the boxcutter, the vehicle, and had blood on her clothes.

Bradley was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and larceny of a motor vehicle. 

Bradley received a 48-hour domestic violence bond and Friday court date.

Elder abuse, assault

On Friday Detective Sergeant J. Pignanello arrested 75-year-old Johnny Oliver Desmond with domestic abuse, neglect and exploitation of an elderly adult based on an investigation that began the first of March with assistance from the Halifax County Department of Social Services.

The investigation determined that Desmond’s wife was being neglected and assaulted.

Desmond received a 48-hour domestic violence bond and has a Friday court date.

The victim has been placed in the care of adult protective services.

Stabbing, robbery

On April 16 deputies responded to Orange Blossom Trail in Roanoke Rapids following a stabbing and robbery call.

Deputy C. Watkins determined that the victim was approached by a man who has been identified as Lawrence “LJ” Johnson III of Roanoke Rapids.

The victim was assaulted and then stabbed in the face. Guyant said Johnson also brandished a firearm and took an undisclosed amount of money. Johnson fled.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and then to another medical facility for further medical treatment.  

Watkins obtained warrants on Johnson for attempted first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, and assault by pointing a gun.   

Johnson has not been arrested and has two other outstanding warrants for misdemeanor larceny from earlier this year.

Johnson, who is from the Carter Street area of Roanoke Rapids, should be considered armed and dangerous.  

Anyone with information is encouraged to log into Halifax County Crimestoppers at this link

DWLR, meth possession

On April 13 Deputy G. Martin was on patrol in the area of Highway 48 in the Roanoke Rapids area when he observed a suspicious vehicle parked on a dead-end road.  

Martin encountered the occupants of the vehicle and identified the driver as 39-year-old Elizabeth Jones of Roanoke Rapids, who he had seen operating the vehicle earlier in his shift.

Martin learned that Jones’s license was revoked. Guyant said Jones told Martin she had narcotics in her possession which was identified as methamphetamine.

Jones was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while license revoked.  

Jones received a $3,000 bond and has a May 18 court date.

The passenger of the vehicle was released without charges.