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A Roanoke Rapids man is being sought in a Thursday afternoon shooting which left a victim with non-life threatening injuries.


Chief Deputy Scott Hall of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Michael Jermaine Garrett, 42, is known to frequent the Highway 48 area of Roanoke Rapids.

The sheriff’s office received a report around 3 p.m. a victim had been shot near the Highway 48 area. The victim was transported to a medical facility for treatment.

Detective R.B. Biggerstaff and Lieutenant S. Casey developed Garrett as the alleged suspect.

Garrett is wanted on warrants Biggerstaff took out for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the sheriff’s office at 252-583-8201 or anonymously through Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.