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The Weldon Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chris Davis:

On Sunday shortly before 2:30 p.m., Officer N. Coles was dispatched to the area of Sycamore and Ninth streets for a 911 open line.

Coles spoke with a woman who stated she called and claimed the man with her had marijuana on him.

The man, Elijah Couch, 24, of Weldon, handed Coles a plastic bag containing marijuana. Investigation revealed Couch also threw a handgun in the bushes before he arrived.

The handgun was recovered by Coles.

Couch was placed under arrest and taken before a Halifax County magistrate where he was charged with simple possession of Schedule VI.

Couch received a $1,000 promise bond and a court date of December 12.

Coles was assisted by Corporal D. Newsome, T. Vesce, and P. Davis of the Halifax County Sheriff's Office and Officer H. Marshall of the Roanoke Rapids Police Department.


Prentis Anderson II


On Friday shortly before 1 a.m., Mason and Coles responded to the 400 block of Maple Street on a breaking and entering call.

They spoke with the victim and discovered several items were removed from the residence including baby shoes, a  flat screen TV, other electronics, an undisclosed amount of money and other articles of clothing.

Mason determined Prentis Anderson II, 21, of Weldon, allegedly broke into the residence.

He obtained a warrant for his arrest on charges of  breaking and entering and felony larceny.

Meanwhile Sunday shortly before 7:30 p.m., Sergeant  L. Melton, Coles and Officer A. Burgess located Anderson in the area of Sixth and Maple streets.

Anderson fled but was later apprehended at a residence located in the 200 block of East Fourth Street.

Anderson had an outstanding order for arrest for a misdemeanor probation violation.

He was placed under arrest and taken before a magistrate where he was charged with misdemeanor probation violation, breaking and entering and felony larceny.

Anderson received a $3,000 cash bond and December 18 court date for the probation violation and a $5,000 secured bond and December 19 court date for the other charges.

Weldon officers were assisted by Lieutenant E. Carroll, Sergeant  L. Mann, Corporal A. Cash and Deputy P. Rackley of the sheriff's office.