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RRPD roundup: Carnival arrests; ATV chase

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Roanoke Rapids police on Saturday and Sunday made arrests at an annual spring carnival held in the parking lot of Becker Village Mall.

The carnival ends this coming Saturday.
On Saturday around 10:30 p.m., Chief Chuck Hasty said in a statement Lieutenant P. Parks was working off-duty when a disturbance broke out.
Daniela Donisha Rojo, 16, of Gaston, and Nyasia Ahmyl Rooks, 16, of Roanoke Rapids, were arrested and charged with simple affray.
Both were released to their parents pending their June 12 court dates.
Lieutenant C. Burnette, Sergeant M. Peck, Master Officer R. Ball and officers G. Colson, J. Mason and N. Velazquez assisted.
On Sunday night around 11:30 p.m., Ball was investigating suspicious activity at the event when he encountered Austin Michael Jernigan, 20, of Laurinburg.
Jernigan was found in possession of narcotics and arrested and charged for possession of marijuana.
He received a $500 bond and June 12 court date.

Friday report

At approximately 12:45 p.m., Master Officer G. Morris was investigating suspicious activity on Glover Street, when he encountered Stephanie Brook Barber, 27, of Gaston, and Crystal Jean Marie Saner, 28, of Roanoke Rapids.
Morris and his dog Champ discovered drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle they were in.
Both were cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and released until their court date on July 21.

Saturday report

At approximately 2 a.m., Mason investigated a report of an intoxicated person on an ATV at East Tenth Street near Park Avenue.
The driver of the ATV, later identified as William Eugene Edwards, 39, of Roanoke Rapids, led officers on a chase which ended near West Tenth Street and Bolling Road.
Officers arrested and charged Edwards with flee to elude arrest, reckless driving to endanger, possession of marijuana, driving while impaired, driving while license revoked, failing to stop for a sign/light, no insurance, and injury to property, which occurred when a large plant belonging to a business was damaged.
Edwards received a $750 bond and May 5 court date.
Peck, Ball, Colson and Velazquez assisted.

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