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Roanoke Valley law enforcement reported the following:

Weldon Police Department

Chief Chris Davis reported on August 23 shortly before 2:45 p.m., he responded to the 200 block of East Second Street on a shoplifting call.

The  reputed suspect already left the building with two Steel Reserves. 

Davis attempted to locate the person but was unsuccessful. 

Davis returned to the scene and collected evidence. 

Sergeant T. Mason identified the reputed suspect as John Jermaine Ausby, 42, of Weldon. 

Mason obtained a warrant on Ausby for misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen goods. 

The following day shortly after 5 p.m., Officer N. Coles located Ausby in the 200 block of West Second Street. 

With assistance from Mason, Ausby was taken into custody and then taken before a Halifax County Magistrate. 

Ausby received a $1,000 unsecured bond with a September 17 court date. 

Sunday around 12:45 a.m., Officer S. McKimmey stopped a vehicle in the 600 block of Sycamore Street for a stop sign violation. 

McKimmey determined the woman was driving while impaired and she was placed under arrest. She was taken before a Halifax County Magistrate and charged with failure to stop for a stop sign and DWI. 

The woman received a written promise to appear in court on September 18 and was released to a family member. 

McKimmey discovered later he was given the name of the woman’s twin sister.

The woman was properly identified as Karen Denise Mallory, 48, of Roanoke Rapids.

In all, Mallory faces counts of identity theft, DWI, driving while license revoked, resisting a public officer, fictitious information to an officer, and failure to stop for a stop sign.  

Mason located Mallory and placed her under arrest. 

She was taken before a magistrate and received a $5,000 secured bond and the same court date originally given.

McKimmey also obtained a warrant on Latasha Nichole Tilghman, 35, of Weldon, for obstructing justice after she identified Mallory as the suspect’s twin.

Tilghman was located in the 500 block of Sycamore Street and placed under arrest by McKimmey. 

She was taken before a magistrate where she received a $2,500 secured bond. She has a September 18 court date.

Mason assisted.

Northampton County Sheriff’s Office

Captain Patrick Jacobs reported on August 31, Sergeant W. Killian located 33-year-old Matthew Harrell at his residence in Pleasant Hill.

He was arrested and served an outstanding warrant for disseminating obscene material and computer trespass. 

He received an $8,000 secured bond and was scheduled to appear in court today.

The warrants were the result of an investigation conducted by Lieutenant A. Roye which began on April 28.

Sheriff Jack Smith praised Roye for his “diligent effort in this investigation and obtaining warrants.”


On September 1, Jacobs served warrants on 28-year-old Victoreya Huff of Henrico for three counts of misdemeanor child abuse/neglect and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. 

These warrants were the result of an investigation which began on August 31 when the sheriff’s office conducted a welfare check on a residence where children were left unattended in the late night hours. 

Upon investigation with assistance from the Northampton County Department of Social Services, Huff was charged with leaving underage juveniles home unattended for numerous hours.