The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Shane Guyant:
On Sunday Sergeant D. Newsome, with assistance from several officers, recognized an individual who had several warrants from multiple agencies walking through the parking lot of a restaurant on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway.
Newsome and Officer C. Walker stopped Michael Kevonne Green, 24, of James Court, and told him he was under arrest. A brief foot chase ensued and Green was taken into custody without further trouble.
Green had a total of 13 outstanding processes from multiple counties including Halifax, Cumberland, Durham, and North Carolina Probation and Parole.
These charges are as follows:
Order For arrest
Order for a probation violation
Carry a concealed gun
Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle
Four counts resisting a public officer
Order For arrest
Two counts identity theft
Five counts forgery of an instrument
Five counts uttering a forged instrument
Two counts financial card theft
Three counts obtaining property by false pretense
Two counts felony conspiracy
Green received a total bond of $264,750 and has various court dates.
Lieutenant D. Jenkins, Lieutenant D. Hundley, Master Officer K. Williams, and Officer I. Nielsen assisted.
Fentanyl stashed in patrol car grill
On Saturday Walker observed a vehicle traveling south on Old Farm Road with an equipment violation.
Walker conducted a traffic stop and requested Newsome for backup.
Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Deputy G. Martin along with his dog Loki was called to assist and they encountered 31-year-old Christina Brooke Stevenson of Haywood Drive and removed her from the vehicle.
Guyant said Newsome observed recent puncture injection wounds consistent with intravenous narcotics use on the woman’s ankles.
According to the police chief, Martin observed Stevenson drop several folded pieces of paper. Newsome collected the paper that contained what was later determined to be fentanyl.
Loki indicated the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted and items of drug paraphernalia were found inside.
Officers also located another piece of paper that had been stuffed in a patrol car’s grill as she waited in handcuffs for the probable cause search. Guyant said Stevenson admitted that she had placed the piece of paper there which contained more fentanyl for a total of 7 grams.
Stevenson was charged with possession of schedule II, alter/steal/destroy criminal evidence, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
She received a $15,000 bond and October 26 court date.
The driver was cited for an equipment violation and released.
“The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is grateful for the assistance provided by the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office,” Guyant said. “We continue to have a very productive and admirable relationship with Sheriff (Tyree) Davis and his team”.
Speeding results in DWI arrest
On Saturday Newsome, assisted by Williams, noticed a vehicle traveling west on Tenth Street at a speed of 50 in a 25 zone .
The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Elliot Michael Erkel, 25, of Yankeetown, Florida, made a right turn on Park Avenue where Newsome conducted the stop.
Guyant said Newsome smelled the odor of alcohol on Erkel's breath.
Erkel was taken for a breath analysis where he was determined to have an alcohol concentration of .19, which is over twice the legal limit in North Carolina.
Erkel was charged with speeding, careless and reckless driving, open container, and DWI.
He received a $500 bond and October 20 court date.
Intoxicated and disruptive arrests
On Saturday Williams, assisted by Hundley and Nielsen, responded to the area of Hinson and West Tenth streets following a report of a two-vehicle collision.
Guyant said Williams smelled the odor of alcohol on the breath of the driver — 32-year-old Maressa Shanta Graham of Oakwood Drive.
While Williams was speaking with Graham, Jermaine Hugo Carter, 22, of Creekside Court, began challenging Williams, Nielsen, and Hundley to a fight.
Both Graham and Carter were taken into custody.
Graham was taken for a breath analysis where she was determined to have an alcohol concentration of .13.
Graham was subsequently charged with DWI and failure to stop for a stop sign.
She was released to a responsible person and has an October 23 court date.
Carter was charged with intoxicated and disruptive behavior.
He received a $1,000 bond and October 20 court date.