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In federal court cases involving local defendants, records show the following:

Katoe Harris Sr.

Scheduled for an arraignment in Raleigh today, Harris will have that proceeding delayed as his attorney had a motion of continuance approved.

Harris’s attorney Michael C. Fitzpatrick wrote he needed more time to review discovery in the case.

District Court Judge Terrence W. Boyle approved the continuance with the consent of the assistant United States attorney.

Harris was named in a three-count federal indictment based on a Halifax County Sheriff’s Office investigation which led to his local arrest in January in Roanoke Rapids.

In count one of the indictment the federal grand jury charges that Harris possessed with the intent to distribute crack. Count two charges that he possessed a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Count three charges that he had previously been convicted of a crime and knowingly possessed a firearm that was used in affecting commerce.

The indictment says that count one was committed after a prior felony conviction for a felony drug offense.

Ervin Rodell Hughes

Boyle has set October 6 for the final hearing regarding Hughes’ revocation of supervised release.

Hughes, who had been wanted by the United States Marshals Service, was arrested September 4 shortly before 1 a.m. while Weldon Officer A. Dickens and Corporal I. Smith were at the 51 Sycamore Bar and Grill.

They observed Hughes walking to his vehicle and Chief Christopher Davis said he appeared to be intoxicated.

In April Hughes admitted in federal court to a violation of parole and was told the court would continue the case for six months with a warning that if an additional violation was reported, the probation office would file a motion for revocation as well as request a warrant. Then he would be given a custody sentence.

Hughes had been sentenced in November of 2017 for possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

He received a 75-month sentence and 36 months of federal supervised release which started May 27, 2022.