A man already on probation for a 2022 felony breaking and entering conviction as well as several larceny convictions from last year was charged as a habitual felon Saturday after running out of a store he had banned from with a duffel bag full of health and beauty items.
Roanoke Rapids police Chief Shane Guyant said Marvin Scott Jr., 32, of Halifax, had been banned from the business due to past thefts.
Around 7 p.m. Saturday PACE Officer J. Conrad was dispatched to the business following a larceny call.
Loss prevention identified the man as Scott. A canvass of the area led Conrad to locate the man who resisted when he was asked to turn around and place his hands behind his back.
Scott began to fight with Conrad. With assistance from Master Officer C. Majette, Scott was taken into custody.
Scott was charged with felony habitual larceny and injury to personal property for damaging the officer’s smart watch during the fray. He also faces charges of misdemeanor larceny, misdemeanor possession of stolen goods and second-degree trespass after he had been told numerous times to not come on the victim’s property.
The habitual larceny charge is the result of four or more previous larceny convictions, Guyant said — convictions on September 21, 2017; July 24, 2019; June 30, 2021; and January 31, 2023.
Scott was jailed without the opportunity for bond due to an arrest on December 28 for drug paraphernalia.
He has a February 22 district court date.