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The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Lieutenant Shane Guyant:

Saturday Sergeant E. Richardson and deputies D. Read and M. Wilkins were conducting a license checking station on Highway 258 near Scotland Neck. 

The sheriff’s office has received multiple complaints concerning traffic violations and illegal activities at and near the boat landing.

During the checking station Read arrested Joshuh Fisher, 18, of Rich Square, with driving while license revoked.  

A concealed weapon was found in Fisher’s waist band.  

A probable cause search of the vehicle driven by Fisher revealed possession of Percocet.  Fisher was additionally charged with the possession of schedule II controlled substance and carrying a concealed weapon.  

He received a $500 bond and February 8 court date.

Guyant said 14 violators were charged with various traffic offenses during the checking station.

“The men and women of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office will continue to diligently provide services for our community and continue to do everything we can to keep illegal guns and drugs off of our streets and out of our communities,” Sheriff Tyree Davis said.  

On Saturday deputies received information from the Roanoke Rapids Police Department concerning a suspect vehicle that had stolen items from Sheetz on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway.  Lieutenant A. Cash located the vehicle in the Food Lion parking lot on West Tenth Street.  

As Cash approached the vehicle, the driver, later identified as Darlene Richardson Moody, sped off. 

A pursuit was initiated reaching speeds of approximately 90 mph. 

Richardson, 52, of Roanoke Rapids, wrecked on Zoo Road North. 

Moody was injured and transported to ECU North by rescue personnel. 

Moody had outstanding warrants for habitual larceny.  

Deputies also learned that a larceny had occurred from Food Lion shortly before the chase was initiated.  

All of the stolen items were recovered and returned to the victim businesses.  

Charges are pending.

Wanted out of Virginia

On January 19 Deputy D. Bybee conducted a traffic stop on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway near Premier Boulevard after he noticed a vehicle pass him with an expired Virginia license plate.  This plate was later determined to be fictitious.  

The driver, Trevor Carter, 32, of Sedley, Virginia, was discovered to be driving with a suspended Virginia driver’s license. Carter was listed as wanted by Virginia authorities.

The passenger, Jennifer Blythe, 40, of Emporia, also had outstanding warrants.

Deputy N. Estes and his dog Rocko conducted an exterior search of the vehicle.  

An indication was made that controlled substances were present within the vehicle.  

Deputies discovered 4 grams of methamphetamine, 7 grams of fentanyl, and other drug paraphernalia.  

Carter was subsequently charged with:

Driving while license revoked 

Fictitious registration

Possession of methamphetamine

Possession of fentanyl

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Blythe was subsequently charged with:

Possession of fentanyl

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Carter received a $10,000 bond and a hold from Virginia.  

Blythe received a $2,500 bond and a hold from Virginia.

Five Points raid

On January 18 narcotics agents of the sheriff’s office and Roanoke Rapids Police Department went to Five Points Mobile Home Park in Roanoke Rapids to follow up on an active drug investigation. 

Agents developed probable cause to believe that illegal narcotics and firearms were being stored inside the residence. 

Agents were granted a search warrant for the residence. 

Upon executing the search warrant, agents located three firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, 67 grams of marijuana, and various items of drug paraphernalia. 

The homeowner, Albert Acey Frazier, 52, is a convicted felon from another state.  

He was arrested for the following offenses:

Possession of firearms by a felon

Felony possession of marijuana

Felony maintaining a dwelling

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Frazier received an $18,000 bond and has a February 23 court date.

“The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is committed to removing these dangerous drugs from our community,” Davis said.  

Bolling Road traffic stop

On January 16 around 11 p.m. Corporal R. Chin conducted a traffic stop on Bolling Road near Morgan Drive in Roanoke Rapids for a vehicle lighting violation.  

The driver, Steven Rhodes Hargrave, 36, of Roanoke Rapids, was found to have a revoked driver’s license for a 2011 violation.  

Chin deployed his canine Duri and conducted an exterior search of the vehicle.  

An indication was made by the dog that controlled substances were present within the vehicle.  Upon searching Chin discovered methamphetamine in the center console.  

Hargrave was placed under arrest for driving while license revoked, vehicle lighting violation, and possession of methamphetamine.

Hargrave received a $1,000 bond and February 1 court date.

“The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is committed to removing these dangerous drugs from our community,” Davis said. “We have resources that can help you with your drug habit.  You have to take the first step and get yourself clean. Our community needs you to take that step.”  Contact Trillium Health Resources at 866-998-2597 or the Crisis Line at 877-685-2415. 

Dirt bike chase

On January 16 shortly before 11 a.m. Bybee observed a dirt bike traveling eastbound on Highway 158 in the westbound lanes of traffic in the area of Roanoke Rapids.  

Bybee attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the dirt bike.  

Rather than stopping, the driver, Darius Robertson, 31, of Roanoke Rapids, fled by driving through both the front and back yards of several residences on Carter and Church streets.  

A short time later, he got off of the dirt bike and fled on foot.  He was apprehended without trouble a few blocks away by deputies.

Robertson was charged with driving while license revoked and felony flee to elude with a motor vehicle.  The dirt bike was seized.

Robertson received a $1,500 bond and was scheduled to appear in district court Monday.