The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Captain Scott Hall:
On Monday Deputy D. Williams noticed the driver of a vehicle behind her was following too closely and driving erratically.
Williams pulled to the side and allowed the vehicle to pass to initiate a stop.
The driver, later identified as Marquez Javon Taylor, 21, failed to stop and the deputy pursued the vehicle through the city limits of Roanoke Rapids.
The pursuit began on Old Farm Road and ended in the 600 block of Hamilton Street where Taylor, of Roanoke Rapids, was arrested and charged with flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, reckless driving to endanger, resist delay obstruct, and following too closely.
Taylor was placed in the Halifax County Detention Center without the opportunity for bond and awaits a February 22 district court date.
He also has pending court dates on April 24 for felony conspiracy, misdemeanor larceny and a deferred prosecution review while on March 30 he is scheduled to appear for failing to burn headlamps and exceeding the posted speed limit.
The vehicle he was driving was seized in accordance with the state’s run and done law.
The Roanoke Rapids Police Department assisted.
Also on Monday Deputy J. Snider responded to an address in Littleton to the report of a motor vehicle theft.
Further investigation by deputies led to the recovery of the stolen vehicle behind a residence in Littleton where it was partially covered by a tarp.
Snider arrested Ricky Edmonds, 57, of Littleton and charged him with larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
Edmonds was placed in the Halifax County Detention Center without the opportunity for bond and awaits a February 22 district court date.
He is also awaiting the same district court date for charges related to larceny and obtaining property by false pretense. He has served state prison time for a series of vehicle break-ins.