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The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Bobby Martin:

Sunday around 11:15 p.m. officers responded to a shooting at Georgia Avenue apartments.

Officers learned that Candace Demetris Davis, 30, of Norfolk, and Brenda Lee Walker, 61, got into an argument which led to Walker shooting Davis in the lower body area, Martin said.

Walker resides at one of the apartments in the 1500 block of Georgia Avenue.

Davis was transported to Vidant North and then airlifted to Vidant in Greenville for further treatment. Martin said she is doing OK.

“Based on the totality of the circumstances, Investigator J. Shelburne established probable cause to obtain a warrant on Brenda Lee Walker for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury,” Martin said.

Walker received a $100,000 secured bond and a Tuesday district court date.

Police continue to investigate.

On Saturday shortly before 8:45 p.m. officers responded to the 100 block of Julian R. Allsbrook Highway where a carjacking at knifepoint occurred at New Dixie Mart.

Martin said Jonathan Paul Lucas, 29, of Roanoke Rapids, carjacked the victims and stole their 2015 Chevrolet Traverse.


Officers encountered Lucas in the vehicle on South Street and a stand-off occurred. Officers deescalated the situation and took the man into custody with no further trouble.

Lucas was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, larceny of a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and resisting a public officer. He was also charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He received a $125,000 secured bond and Wednesday court date.

Police continue to investigate.

Investigative Sergeant Gorton Williams said the suspects involved in the larceny of a backpack containing a laptop on November 10 at Fairwood Lanes have been identified.

Martin said charges are expected to be filed.