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Final Monroe St. suspect surrenders

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The final suspect in a Monroe Street attempted robbery surrendered to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Thursday.

Vinlente Barnes, 17, faces charges of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy, Captain Bobby Martin of the Roanoke Rapids Police Department said in a statement.
The surrender of Barnes of Roanoke Rapids comes after three more in the case surrendered to the sheriff’s office Wednesday.
One was arrested Monday.
The charges stem from a June 2 case in the 900 block of Monroe Stree where the victim reported around 10:30 p.m. they went to the back porch and saw a person with a mask and gloves walking up.
When confronted by the victim the person ran.
A witness gave chase and found there were more people with the first suspect.
The witness pursuit of the man ended when the suspects pointed a gun.

The four others charged in the case are:

Aaron Addunus Powell, 18, of Roanoke Rapids

SKii’e Devoe Alston, 22, of Littleton

Darius Lamar Alston, 19, of Littleton

Key-Luntay Ashod Brickell, 20, of Roanoke Rapids

Cocaine and Marijuana charges

Martin also reported on Wednesday around 12:50 a.m. Master Officer Gerald Morris was dispatched to the area of Logan’s about a person who appeared to be breaking into vehicles in the parking lot.
Morris spotted a person identified as Kameron Pugh, 17, of Woodland, in the area of Zaxby’s.
Pugh initially gave Morris false information about his name and learned he had two orders for his arrest outstanding.
While checking Pugh’s backpack Morris discovered marijuana and cocaine inside the bag.
Morris charged Pugh with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and cocaine; possession of marijuana; possession of cocaine; resist delay and obstruct and two outstanding orders for arrest.
He received a $1,500 bond and July 5 court date.
Officer A. Green assisted.

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