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Gaston man charged after crashing into building

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A Gaston man was charged Wednesday afternoon after he struck a building in the 600 block of Julian R. Allsbrook Highway and reportedly claimed the vehicle he was driving was stolen.

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty said Troy Elmore Patterson, 20, was charged by Officer J. Mason with filing a false police report and hit and run with property damage.
Mason responded to the call around 1 p.m. along with the city fire department. Witnesses stated the driver and passengers fled the area.
Mason, who conducted the investigation, learned Patterson attempted to report the vehicle as stolen.
Two juveniles were in the car at the time of the collision and Mason will be consulting with authorities about possible charges.
Patterson received a $500 bond and May 22 court date.
Investigator J.K. Davis, Sergeant M. Peck and Officer G. Colson assisted.

Hasty also reported that on Wednesday around 9 p.m., Officer J. DeSare conducted a traffic stop for a violation on Apollo Circle.
Narcotics and paraphernalia were found inside the vehicle and DeSare cited Zabriel Maurice Johnson, 23, of Roanoke Rapids, with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and a tail light violation.
His court date is May 22.

On Tuesday around 10 p.m., DeSare conducted a traffic stop for a violation on Third Street near Hamilton.
Narcotics and alcohol were found inside the vehicle.
DeSare cited Crystal Marie Owen, 32, of Roanoke Rapids, for possession of marijuana and cited Nate Walker, 39, for possession of an open container.
They were both released until their May 22 court dates.
Lieutenant J. Baggett assisted.

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