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Man faces numerous counts in pill larceny

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The former maintenance attendant of an apartment complex has been charged in the theft of numerous pills and his aunt, the former manager of the facility, has been charged with obstruction and as an accessory in the case.

The investigation into Christopher Paul Stanfield, 44, dates back to 2015, Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty said in a statement.
Investigator Obert Wiltsie said the charges reflect the larceny of more than 50 pills and the break-ins of six apartments where Stanfield, of Roanoke Rapids, worked. One victim’s apartment was broken into three times, he said. In May 24 pills were taken.
His aunt, Michelle Jackson, 54, was manager of River Towne Manor which is located on West Becker Drive.
Neither Hasty or Wiltsie would comment or speculate today whether Stanfield knew the pills were in the apartments. They also declined comment on whether the pills, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone and several other pain pills were being diverted for personal use.
Hasty said cash was also taken in the break-ins.
Jackson surrendered to Wiltsie on June 19 and was charged with obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact. Hasty said in the statement the charges against her reflect she allegedly tried to hinder the investigation by providing false information to the investigator and failing to report the crime after learning of it.
Jackson received a $5,000 bond and August 8 court date.

Stanfield, who surrendered Monday, faces the following charges:

Six counts of breaking and entering

Eight counts of larceny after breaking and entering

Six counts of felony possession of stolen goods

Two counts misdemeanor possession of stolen goods
He received a $30,000 bond and August 8 court date.

More charges are possible, Hasty said in the statement.

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