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HCSO roundup: Chase; common law robbery

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The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Chief Deputy Scott Hall:

On Wednesday at approximately 1 a.m., Deputy W. H. Wheeler stopped a vehicle for a motor vehicle violation in Weldon.

Wheeler noticed an open container of alcohol inside.

Continued investigation led to the discovery of a cigarette pack which had two individual bags of cocaine inside.

Wheeler arrested and charged Adriane Deamaine Pender 39, of Weldon, with felony possession of cocaine.

He also issued Pender two citations for possession of marijuana less than 1/2 ounce and possession of an open container in the passenger area of a motor vehicle.

Pender received a $5,000 bond and was placed in the Halifax County Detention Center with a March 21 court date.

On February 18 at around 5 a.m., deputies responded to Justice Branch Road in Littleton regarding a possible burglary in progress.  

While in the area Deputy P. Moyer attempted to stop a vehicle matching the description of a possible suspect.

The driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued.

The brief chase ended when the driver stopped on Ferguson Street in Littleton and abandoned the vehicle.

Moyer gave chase and apprehended the person, identified as Ricky Edmonds, a short distance later.

Edmonds, 51, of Littleton, was charged with felony flee to elude, possession of a stolen vehicle, speeding, careless and reckless driving, resist an officer, driving while license revoked, drive left of center, and stop sign violation.

Investigation determined the vehicle Edmonds was operating was stolen from an address in Littleton.

Officer E. Johnson was the charging officer for the vehicle theft.

Edmonds was placed in the Halifax County Detention Center under a $75,000 bond and a March 7 court date.

The burglary investigation continues.


On February 16 at around 4:30 p.m., Corporal B. Council noticed two people in the parking lot at the Medoc Gas Station in a heated argument with the potential of it leading to a fight.

Council detained them for further investigation.

During his investigation, Council learned of an armed robbery which occurred in the parking lot prior to his arrival.

One of the people he detained, Desmond Tremaine Norwood, was identified as the alleged robbery suspect after the victim returned to the scene.

Council arrested and charged Norwood, 25, of Rocky Mount, with common law robbery, assault and battery, and communicating threats.

Norwood was placed in the Halifax County Detention Center on a $20,000 secured bond.

He had a first appearance Wednesday and will return to court on March 21.

Hall said the person Norwood was initially arguing with had nothing to do with the robbery and the argument had nothing to do with crime.

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