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HCSO roundup: Concealed weapons counts

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The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Chief Deputy Scott Hall:

On Sunday around 10 p.m., Corporal A. Holland stopped a vehicle on Interstate 95 southbound near the 155 mile marker for speeding.

During the stop, Holland learned the driver, Jakwan Alston, 25, of Rocky Mount, was in possession of a concealed handgun.

Continued investigation led to the discovery of a steel-plated body armor vest.

Holland arrested and charged Alston with felony carrying a concealed weapon and speeding before placing him in the Halifax County Detention Center under a $2,500 secured bond and an August 9 court date.

Alston had no explanation for possessing the body armor.

 

On Sunday around 4 a.m., Lieutenant S. Casey stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation on Highway 48 near Wednesday Drive in the Medoc community just outside Enfield.

Casey observed the driver, Octavis Davis, 21, of Enfield, concealing a handgun inside the vehicle.

Casey also found the passenger, Darrelle Dancy, 24, of Roanoke Rapids, in possession of a concealed handgun and  29 grams of marijuana.

Both men were taken into custody without trouble.

It was later determined both men were convicted felons and one of the guns was reported as stolen.

Davis was charged  with felony possession of a stolen firearm, felony possession of a firearm by felon, carrying a concealed gun, unsealed wine or liquor in passenger area of a vehicle, and rear lamp violation.

Davis was placed in the Halifax County Detention Center under a $21,000 secured bond and an August 9 court date.

Dancy was charged with felony possession of a stolen firearm, felony possession of a firearm by felon, felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, carrying a concealed gun, possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia, and unsealed wine or liquor in passenger area of a vehicle.

Dancy was placed in the Halifax County Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond and has the same court date as Davis.

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