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Roanoke Valley law enforcement reported the following:

Joint checking station arrests

On Monday around midnight, Roanoke Rapids police Officer M. Morris was participating in a checking station with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office on Hinson Street and Branch Avenue. Roanoke Rapids Chief Shane Guyant said Morris encountered Kenziah Kenaz Scott, 18, of Roanoke Rapids. 

Morris smelled marijuana from inside the vehicle. 

When Morris asked about the odor Scott handed the officer a bag.

When Morris inquired about weapons Scott said there were none.

As Scott was exiting the vehicle for a probable cause search he pulled out a handgun hidden under a jacket on the front seat and placed it on the dashboard.

Scott was placed under arrest and he had another bag of marijuana in his possession.

A magistrate charged him with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of schedule IV.

He received a $1,000 bond and July 19 district court date.

From left, KIng and Scott

Around 1:30 a.m..Lieutenant M. Brown of the sheriff’s office encountered Anthony Lamar King, 54 of Roanoke Rapids.

Brown advised Roanoke Rapids Lieutenant D.A. Newsome that King appeared to be impaired.

Newsome conducted Standardized Field Sobriety Testing on King and determined he was impaired, later giving a .09 breath sample at the police department.

For the DWI charge he received a $1,000 bond and July 8 district court date. 

HCSO arrest

Captain Scott Hall of the sheriff’s office reported that on Saturday around 2 a.m. Deputy K. Taylor conducted a traffic stop in the southbound lane of Interstate 95 for a registration violation.

Sceva Javan Kendall Jr., 24, of Roanoke Rapids, was operating the vehicle.

Taylor learned that Kendall had thrown a firearm from the vehicle during the stop.

Kendall was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, simple possession of schedule VI, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and driving while license revoked. 

He received an $8,000 secured bond and June 27 district court date.