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Weldon man faces statutory rape count

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A 23-year-old Weldon man was charged today with statutory rape following an investigation by the Roanoke Rapids Police Department.

Jackson Cortez

Lieutenant Charles Vaught charged Cortez Quwon Jackson after a report was received last month of a crime reportedly committed in November, Chief Chuck Hasty said in a statement.
The victim’s parents reported Jackson allegedly had sexual relations with a juvenile child. Hasty said this evening Jackson was familiar with the victim.
The investigation continues and more charges could be filed.
Jackson was jailed on $50,000 bond and has a May 3 court date.

Walmart larceny

Meanwhile, Vaught reported the police department is investigating a larceny from Walmart which occurred on March 30 around 4 a.m.
The two unidentified men in the accompanying photo gallery entered the store and proceeded to steal merchandise.
The suspects stole multiple video games and electronics and concealed the items in a bag taken from the sporting goods section.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact law enforcement, the police department at 252-533-2810, Detective Chris Babb at 252-533-2823, or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.

Employee theft

On Wednesday at approximately 7:30 p.m. Sergeant M. Peck arrested and charged Marcus Devon Jones, 44, of Roanoke Rapids, with larceny by employee.
The charges stem from an investigation by Peck reported last month. The business reported Jones allegedly stole money from the register.

Traffic stop

On Wednesday at approximately 5:15 p.m., Babb conducted a traffic stop for a violation on West Tenth near Hinson Street for a violation.
During the stop Babb found James Randolph Williams Jr., 27, of Roanoke Rapids in possession of narcotics and a revoked license.
Babb cited Williams for driving while license revoked and possession of marijuana.
Williams was released until his April 19 court date.
Officer O. Wiltsie assisted.

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