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Two men were arrested Monday as Roanoke Rapids police were following up on a break-in in the Carter Street area last week.

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Bobby Martin said it’s too early to say whether the men arrested, Elijah Couch and K’Veon Burnette, are linked to the home invasion or the shooting at a vehicle Tuesday which left the occupant injured and caused damage to First Baptist Church, which is located across the street from Carter and Church streets.

Martin said in a statement today that on Monday Captain Jamie Hardy was in the Church Street area when he encountered Couch and Burnette at an abandoned residence.

Hardy located .357 ammo, .45-caliber ammo, 9mm ammo, digital scales and Narcan.

Hardy arrested Couch for carrying a concealed weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Burnette faces the same charges. He received an unsecured bond and was released. 

Couch received a $2,500 secured bond due to several pending court dates, Martin said in the statement.

Couch’s name appears 13 times in the state court calendar and he has appearances set in both district and superior court on an array of charges from trafficking cocaine and driving while license revoked to resisting a public officer and cocaine counts.

Asked this morning about the Narcan seized, Martin said, “If you’re selling dope you can give it to revive someone or you can sell it.”

The case Hardy was following up on occurred Friday shortly before 2:15 a.m. in the 1900 block of Carter Street when maskedpeople came into the residence armed.

Martin described the break-in as a robbery attempt in which two people were shot. The victims were taken from one house to another. The victims shot were treated and released. “We have huge issues of people selling narcotics and others robbing drug dealers for dope and money. This is a prime example of the problems created by the drug trade in Roanoke Rapids.”

Meanwhile, police continue to investigate the shooting at a car which caused some damage to the church and sent the driver of the vehicle to the hospital.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.