A man with a pending superior court date for murder and other charges who last month cut his ankle monitoring bracelet and went on the lam is back in custody without the opportunity for bond following his capture Tuesday.
Captain Scott Hall of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said it is believed that Shelvy Edwards left and returned to the area several times before his capture around 7:45 p.m.
The Halifax Regional Drug and Gang Task Force received information on his location and swarmed the area. Edwards attempted to flee but with assistance of a canine named Raven, agents took him into custody.
Two guns, an AR-15 and a handgun reported stolen out of Virginia, were located.
The patrol division of the Roanoke Rapids Police Department assisted, Hall said.
In the gallery, Edwards left, and Perry
Zatez Perry, who Hall said was an acquaintance of Edwards, was also arrested and charged with an outstanding order for arrest from Edgecombe County, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of a stolen firearm.
The Roanoke Rapids man is currently being held on a $135,000 bond and has a September 28 district court date in Halifax County and a September 26 court date in Edgecombe County.
Edwards faces charges of resisting a public officer, possession of a firearm by a felon, interfering with an electronic monitoring device and a hold out of Southampton County, Virginia for an attempted murder count.
A spokesperson for the Southampton County Sheriff's Office was not immediately available for comment as of this report.
Edwards has a September 28 district court date in Halifax County.
Edwards is scheduled for an October 9 superior court date in Halifax County where he faces charges of murder, felony conspiracy, robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault.
The murder charges are tied to the May 13, 2021 shooting death of Frederick Lee, who was shot inside his residence in the 300 block of Monroe Street.
Edwards had been released from jail following the counts associated with the shooting and was placed on electronic monitoring but cut his device around 11 p.m. August 4.
The Roanoke Rapids Police Department at the time of the shooting death said officers and EMS responding to the 300 block of Monroe Street discovered Lee, 30, inside the residence. It appeared he had been shot in the upper body and did not survive.