The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to interim Chief Bobby Martin:
On Tuesday at approximately 11:59 p.m., Officer B. Council was patrolling in the area of Cedar and West Tenth streets when he noticed a vehicle run a stop sign.
Council activated his lights and stopped the vehicle. He detected the odor of marijuana. He also discovered the driver gave him a false name at the beginning of the stop. The driver was detained for giving false information and Council located a baggie of marijuana in the cup holder of the car.
The driver was identified as Kenn Graham Jr., 26, of Roanoke Rapids. He was cited for failing to stop for a duly erected stop sign, driving on a suspended license, possession of marijuana, and marijuana paraphernalia. He received a March 29 court date.
Officers C. Roberts and M. Hunsucker assisted.
On Wednesday at approximately 4:04 a.m., Roberts and Hunsucker were dispatched to the area of Creekside Court on an assault call.
Lieutenant J. Baggett and Council had separated the two people involved.
One of the victims had significant injuries on her face and throat area.
Martin said this morning there was personal dispute between the two and the victim and alleged suspect lived in the same apartment.
The victim was reportedly strangled and assaulted by Tiawan Hockaday, 44, of Roanoke Rapids. Hockaday was carried before a magistrate and charged with assault by strangulation. She received a $10,000 bond and March 6 court date.
The victim is OK.
This morning at approximately 1:30, Roberts was in the area of West Second Street when he noticed a vehicle traveling ahead of him and checked the tags.
The tags came back revoked and had a pick-up order.
Roberts activated his blue lights to stop the vehicle. The driver did not stop and picked up speed. The driver headed toward Jackson Street where the vehicle hit the curb and slid to a stop.
The driver fled from the vehicle and ran from the officers.
There were two passengers left in the car so the officers dealt with the occupants of the vehicle. The two passengers were identified and checked to see if there were any outstanding warrants on them. One passenger was released while the other was identified as Stevie Lambert, 33, of Emporia.
Lambert had an order for his arrest outstanding and was arrested and carried before a magistrate.
Lambert was placed in the Halifax County Jail without opportunity for bond due to the fugitive warrant.
Investigation continues into the identity of the driver.
Sergeant A. Cash and his dog Bosco of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office assisted with a track. Hunsucker also assisted.