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

Sunday shortly before 4 p.m officers responded to Sheetz after the store received a bomb threat.

The caller said they planted a bomb in the men’s room.

Police, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, EMS and fire responded. No bomb was found.

Fight call

Friday around 8 p.m. Sergeant D. Newsome responded to a fight call in the 500 block of Chestnut Street. 

Newsome received information as he was responding that the suspect had left in a vehicle with the lights turned off. 

Newsome then received word that the person in question — Jacob Whitley, 18 — had returned to Chestnut Street.

Upon Newsome activating his blue lights, Whitley pulled off slowly and proceeded to the stop sign where he came to a stop. 

Newsome and Lieutenant D. Jenkins had other occupants step out of the vehicle. Whitley refused several times to exit the vehicle but was eventually taken into custody — officers observing he was unsteady on his feet and reportedly smelled of alcohol.

Whitley was taken into custody for suspicion of driving while impaired and resist, delay and obstruct. 

A 450  Mosberg rifle with a round in the chamber was found concealed under the rear seat. The victim in the case said Whitley threatened to use the weapon.

Martin said Whitely, of Roanoke Rapids, actively resisted commands to exit the vehicle which resulted in the resist, delay and obstruct charges and when being taken to the magistrates office he kicked Newsome in the legs as he resisted further. 

Whitley was charged with driving while impaired, resist, delay and obstruct, carry a concealed weapon, driving while impaired on a provisional license, assault on a government official, open container, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

He received a $1,500 bond and February 17 court date.

The juveniles in the vehicle were turned over to their parents.

Expired tags

On Friday shortly after 8:30 p.m. Officer D. Norfleet attempted to stop a vehicle for expired tags. The driver, identified later as Jermisha Hopson, 21, refused to stop and led Norfleet on a chase to the area of Wood Street where a man fled from the rear of the vehicle.

Hopson, of Roanoke Rapids, was charged with felony flee to elude arrest, reckless driving, fail to heed blue lights and sirens and expired registration.

She received a $1,000 bond and Tuesday court date.