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The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Captain Scott Hall:

This morning shortly after midnight, Corporal P. Rackley and Lieutenant D. Newsome noticed a Roanoke Rapids man with outstanding warrants in the parking lot of the courthouse in Halifax. Michael Fahey, 34, was located in the passenger seat of a vehicle in an attempt to conceal himself and avoid capture. 

Rackley attempted to remove Fahey from the vehicle when he began to resist.

After Fahey was taken into custody, drug paraphernalia along with a white powdery substance believed to be fentanyl was located in his possession.

Fahey was arrested for the felony warrant of assault by strangulation and also charged with new charges of two counts of resist, obstruct, and delay, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was jailed without the opportunity for bond and received a November 30 court date.

Juvenile charged

A search warrant linked to the November 9 shooting of a juvenile in Scotland Neck led to the seizure of multiple firearms and the arrest of a 16-year-old juvenile.

The shooting is one of several that have led to a curfew in the town, Hall confirmed.

Deputies responded to East Thirteenth Street and Detective A. Holland secured a search warrant for the residence in which marijuana was also seized.

One of the guns seized was a Glock handgun reported stolen from Apex. It was modified to a full automatic weapon. The Glock was located with a 30-round magazine and also a drum type magazine to hold multiple rounds of ammunition. 

The other firearms were a semi-automatic handgun and an AK-47 pistol.  

Holland took out juvenile petitions for possession of a firearm by a minor, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of a weapon of mass destruction.