Semaj Short and Jamonte Moody were both sentenced today in the 2014 murder of a 2-year-old girl and the shooting of her grandmother in Weldon.
While her office does not have investigative powers, District Attorney Valerie Asbell said today she has reached out to the State Bureau of Investigation and the FBI to assist local agencies in their investigations of several cold cases across the Roanoke Valley.
Dashawn Hendricks will spend at least 20 years in prison for the 2013 murder of Sequon Starks.
A Halifax County jury Wednesday returned a guilty verdict in the case of a man charged in a stabbing death in Scotland Neck last year.
Judicial District 6 District Attorney Valerie Mitchell Asbell and her staff took office Thursday as Judge Cy A. Grant Sr. administered their oaths in a ceremony at the Northampton County Courthouse in Jackson.
District court judges who are currently presiding in the soon-to-be merged judicial districts of 6A and 6B are working together along with other officials to address concerns that might arise when the union becomes official in January.
In a statement released today, newly elected Judicial District 6 District Valerie Asbell said she was honored and humbled by the decision of voters across Bertie, Halifax, Hertford and Northampton counties.
Valerie Asbell, the current district attorney for Judicial District 6B, is running for district attorney for the newly created Judicial District 6, which comprises Bertie, Halifax, Hertford and Northampton Counties.
Melissa Pelfrey, the current district attorney for Halifax County, is running for the newly created Judicial 6 District Attorney seat, which will cover Bertie, Halifax, Hertford and Northampton counties.
For 13 years, I have served as the Elected District Attorney for Bertie, Hertford and Northampton Counties with pride and integrity. As the only candidate for District Attorney with the experience managing a multi-county district, I understand that each courthouse operates differently.