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A Roanoke Rapids man who allegedly went on a crime spree Thursday was taken into custody after crashing a stolen vehicle.


Christopher Curley, 30, faces numerous counts associated with multiple break-ins, larcenies and the theft of the car he crashed late Thursday afternoon.

He was jailed on $255,000 bond and has a December 19 court date.

Chief Deputy Scott Hall of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said the break-ins were reported Thursday morning.

His ultimate arrest, Hall said, was the result of “great sheriff’s work” from deputies, their sergeant and lieutenant.

The case began when Sergeant Roy Ball and Lieutenant Steven Casey began investigating two break-ins which were reported earlier in the day, Hall said in a statement.

That investigation led Ball to obtain warrants for the arrest of Curley.

After leaving the magistrate’s office with warrants for arrest on Curley, deputies were called to Sunset Crest Lane outside of Roanoke Rapids regarding the armed robbery of a person. Casey responded and deployed his canine, Torro, on a track left by the suspect.

The suspect’s track led Torro and Casey to a residence near Radar Circle where the suspect stole a vehicle and fled from Casey.

Casey provided a description of the stolen vehicle to responding deputies which was later spotted by Ball.

The suspect, later learned to be Curley, was operating the stolen vehicle and led Ball on a vehicle pursuit.

Curley was taken into custody on Smith Church Road near Pearson Hill Road after he crashed the vehicle.

Said Hall: “Every deputy who worked on this case including Sergeant Ball and Lieutenant Casey performed great sheriff’s work.”

Curley faces the following charges:

Three counts larceny of a firearm

Three counts felony breaking and entering

Two counts possession of firearm by convicted felon

Two counts felony possession of stolen property

Two counts felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle

Two counts felony larceny

Robbery with a dangerous weapon

Possession of stolen motor vehicle

Felony flee to elude arrest

Felony probation violation

First-degree trespassing

Misdemeanor larceny

Possession of stolen goods

Resist, delay and obstruct

Larceny of motor vehicle