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Halifax crime roundup: Correctional officer arrested; SN drug bust

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Law enforcement across Halifax County made the following reports:

Halifax County Sheriff’s Office

Chief Deputy Scott Hall reported on Tuesday around 6:30 a.m., Deputy Steven Stansberry and Sergeant Travis Clark responded to Caledonia Correctional Institution about a correctional officer reportedly smuggling two cellular phones to an inmate.
After further investigation Clark arrested Bryan Mason, 25, of Roanoke Rapids, and charged him with attempting to provide a mobile device to an inmate.
The officer allegedly attempted to smuggle one of the phones in through his coat and the other inside his lunch container.
Prison officials caught the attempt before the phones were provided to the inmate.
Mason was placed in the Halifax County Detention Center under a $2,000 secured bond and received a court date of June 7.


On Sunday around 3 a.m.,Lieutenant Steven Casey stopped a Nissan Altima for speeding on Interstate 95 near the 171 mile marker.
During the stop Casey discovered a concealed handgun in the car along with a glass jar containing 11 individually wrapped bags of marijuana.
Casey issued the driver, Antonio Webb, 30 of Pleasant Hill, a North Carolina State Citation for speeding and carrying a concealed handgun.
He arrested Frederick Holiday, 42, of Roanoke Rapids, and charged him with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Holiday received a $2,000 secured bond and a June 14 court date.



Scotland Neck Police Department

Captain Tommy Parker reported on Tuesday Officer C. Little stopped a 2017 Ford F-150 for speeding on Main Street.
Upon approaching the driver, Marque Jacobs, 24,of Tarboro, Little detected a strong odor of marijuana and noticed the driver acting nervous.
With the assistance of Chief John Tippett and Parker, Little detained Jacobs.
A search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of a stolen firearm, 1 ounce of crack cocaine, multiple bags of marijuana, and a large sum of cash.
Jacobs was arrested and brought before a Halifax County Magistrate where he received a $15,000 secured bond.
He was charged with possessing a stolen firearm, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver crack cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon, driving while license revoked on an impaired driving revocation, and speeding. Jacobs was held in the Halifax County Jail.

Enfield Police Department

Chief Tyree Davis reported on Tuesday around 4:30 p.m., he was monitoring the town’s camera system when he spotted someone later identified as a 15-year-old boy at Enfield Parks and Recreation waving a handgun.
It appeared on the video the boy was showing the firearm to others.
Davis contacted officers in the area.
When Detective Willie Murphy Jr. arrived on the scene, the boy with the gun ran to the rear of the building.
Davis watched the boy on video place the gun behind a trashcan and walk back to the group.
Davis relayed the information to Murphy, who went to the location and located a .40- caliber handgun.
Murphy returned to the others and detained the boy.
The boy’s guardian was contacted and he was released.
Murphy will obtain juvenile petitions and contacted a school resource officer.

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