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The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Shane Guyant:


On Sunday around 10 a.m. Lieutenant D. Hundley and Master Officer N. Powell were traveling east on Highway 158 conducting traffic enforcement.  

They noticed a Camry traveling in the westbound lane at a high rate of speed. The driver was later identified as Starquashia Scott.

Hundley attempted to conduct a traffic stop for a speeding violation of 73 in a 35 zone.  

The driver continued to accelerate and a pursuit was initiated.  

Hundley and Powell continued the pursuit out of the city limits where speeds reached 100 until Scott, 21, of Rocky Mount crashed. The vehicle came to rest 300 feet off of the roadway and the driver was removed unharmed.  

Scott faces charges of felony flee to elude, speeding, failure to stop for blue light and siren, lane violations, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She has an April 5 district court date.

DWI checkpoint arrest

On Saturday while participating in a scheduled DWI checkpoint, PACE Officer J. Conrad witnessed a pickup traveling at a high rate of speed enter the area where officers were gathered. 

Conrad stopped the vehicle, which was driven by 20-year-old Brandon Smith of Roanoke Rapids.

Conrad smelled a very strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle and observed the driver showed several signs of impairment.

Conrad conducted Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and it was determined that Smith was impaired.  

Smith was charged with DWI, driving after consuming less than 21, and possession of a schedule VI narcotic. 

He was taken before a magistrate. Smith received a written promise to appear in court and was released to a responsible person. His court date is scheduled April 14.


On Friday around 11:30 p.m. Captain J. Baggett and Sergeant C. Hagbourne responded to an address on Hales Branch Road off of Highway 158 regarding a larceny. 

The victim reported that her boyfriend, Catwan Tirik Lamont Spivey, 25, of Roanoke Rapids, had stolen two iPhones from her. 

When Baggett and Hagbourne located Spivey and began speaking with him concerning the alleged larceny, he pushed Baggett and fled on foot. 

After a brief foot chase, Spivey was apprehended with the assistance of Lieutenant D. Jenkins and Master Officer C. Majette.  

Spivey was arrested and charged with assault on a government official, resist, obstruct, and delay, and two counts of felony larceny. 

Spivey has a Thursday court date.  

Larceny suspect sought

On Thursday around 3:30 p.m. Lieutenant M. Hunsucker responded to a larceny from a business located on Premier Boulevard.  A woman allegedly stole over $100 worth of merchandise from the store and left on a silver Pontiac G6.  

The tag number of the vehicle that left the scene comes back to a different person than that of the suspect.  Furthermore, the DMV shows the address of the vehicle is registered to a white female from Rocky Mount.  

Law enforcement has been unable to locate the owner of the vehicle.

Hit and run

On Wednesday around 5 p.m. Hunsucker responded to a vehicle collision in the parking area of a business on Premier Boulevard.  

Hunsucker learned that the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision had fled from the crash scene without providing any information required by state law.

Hunsucker obtained video footage of the suspect vehicle and occupant of the vehicle. 

The alleged hit-and-run vehicle is a newer model Nissan sport utility vehicle. 

The female pictured was seen getting out of the vehicle and then leaving.  

Anyone with any information on the last two crimes is encouraged to contact Halifax County Crime Stoppers at its website or by calling 252-583-4444.