A Roanoke Rapids woman was arrested Thursday for filing a false report about the larceny of a vehicle which her boyfriend reportedly wrecked on Carolina Rest Home Road April 26.
Both the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office filed charges in the case and Trooper R.P. Dennis charged the boyfriend on several counts involving the crash.
Chief Deputy Scott Hall of the sheriff’s office said in a statement, investigation began last weekend into the report of a motor vehicle theft. Investigation led to the discovery of the vehicle, which was abandoned after the crash.
Angela Renee Pearson, 33, who is the owner of the vehicle and the person who reported it stolen, was charged by Detective R.B. Biggerstaff with filing a false report of larceny of a motor vehicle.
Dennis, of the highway patrol, charged her with resist, delay and obstruct after an investigation by himself and Trooper Leverne Bynum.
Dennis said the charge against Pearson reflects giving false information on the whereabouts of her boyfriend in the aftermath of him crashing the vehicle.
The boyfriend, Herman Fulton, whose stated address is in Roanoke Rapids, was driving Pearson’s vehicle north on Carolina Rest Home Road when he went off the road to the right, struck a mailbox and then a utility pole, Dennis said.
Dennis took out warrants against Fulton Monday, charging him with careless and reckless driving, open container, driving while license revoked, failure to remain at the scene after a collision and failure to maintain lane control.
The trooper said Fulton has since surrendered.
Dennis said it is believed Pearson was reportedly trying to cover for the wreck by allegedly filing a false report.
Hall said Pearson received a $500 bond and July 15 first court date.
Dennis said Biggerstaff’s work was invaluable in the case. “It was excellent cooperation among the agencies.”