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A man wanted by Weldon police surrendered to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office this afternoon.

Weldon police Chief Chris Davis said Paul Montrell Eley, 26, of Roanoke Rapids, surrendered around 1:30 p.m.

Detective S.A. Bryant of the sheriff’s office served Eley warrants for possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting a public officer, driving while license revoked and failure to stop for a duly erected stop sign.

He was issued a $5,000 secured bond and March 11 court date.

Eley ran from officers just as he was about to be arrested Thursday night following a traffic stop.

Eley was stopped shortly before 10:30 p.m. after he reportedly ran a stop sign. Sergeant T. Mason and Officer S. McKimmey made the stop on Country Club Road near Stuart Circle.

As the officers prepared to handcuff him, Eley ran into a wooded area and he couldn’t be immediately located.

The officers located cocaine and paraphernalia in the vehicle.