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A Roanoke Rapids woman was charged in an early morning breaking and entering which occurred in the 400 block of Starke Drive.

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Bobby Martin said this afternoon investigation shows the crime in which Misty Edwards, 36, was charged, appears to be related to a domestic issue.

In a statement, Martin said officers responded to a disturbance call shortly after 2:45 this morning.

Officers did not immediately see signs of a disturbance, but as they approached the home they heard yelling coming from inside, blood on the front steps and on a broken door. 

Inside officers found a man had Edwards pinned down.

Edwards entered the home by knocking the glass out of the door. Once inside she reportedly began to assault the homeowner with a tire tool. The victim was not seriously injured, but Edwards sustained a cut to her arm from the broken glass. 

Edwards was taken to Halifax Regional where she was treated and released. 

She faces charges lodged by Officer C. Roberts of assault with a deadly weapon and breaking and entering to terrorize and injure.

She was carried before a magistrate and jailed without opportunity for bond due to the domestic nature of the case. She has an August 21 court date.

Sergeant T. Tyler, Corporal R. Cross and officers D. Moore, J. Wind, and J. Horne assisted.