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A fourth alleged conspirator was charged Tuesday in a larceny scheme in which more than $3,000 in merchandise was stolen with assistance from a store employee.

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Shane Guyant said Terry Ray Boyd of Weldon was charged Tuesday night around 9.

He faces charges of felony conspiracy, misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen goods and is scheduled for a Thursday district court appearance.

Boyd joins Johnise McLaurin, Jermaine Anderson, and Gennetta Anderson all of Weldon and who were charged Sunday as alleged conspirators in the case in which Ailito Roberto Estrada, 27, voided purchases at the self-checkout area of a Premier Boulevard store and allowed them to leave with the goods.

Estrada, the Andersons, and McLaurin all had their first district court appearances Tuesday and are scheduled for second appearances on July 25, according to the state court calendar.

According to Halifax County Detention Center records, Estrada remains in custody.

The scheme is believed to have begun in early May and Estrada was identified through extensive investigation after police received a report of a possible larceny Thursday.

For the larceny scheme he faces eight counts of felony larceny by employee, eight counts of felony conspiracy, and eight counts of aid and abet larceny. 

Estrada, who maintains residency in Emporia and Weldon, was also charged with counts related to him concealing cocaine and a weapon upon intake at the Halifax County Detention Friday.

Guyant said Friday the contraband was well hidden in his crotch area and was not immediately detected during a pat down. He has a July 2 district court date for those charges.

Upon the discovery of 8 grams of cocaine and a weapon at the detention center the Halifax Regional Drug and Gang Task Force charged him with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine, felony possession of a weapon by a prisoner, felony possession of a controlled substance on jail premises, and misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon.