Scotland Neck Police Department
Captain Tommy Parker said in a statement around 1:15 this morning Corporal C. Little responded to the 500 Block of East Thirteenth Street for a burglary of a single-family dwelling.
Little spoke with the homeowner and determined Robert Lee Shields, 56, of Scotland Neck, broke into the house, attempted to steal a TV, assaulted the homeowner with a kitchen knife, and fled out of the side door.
Little obtained warrants for Shields based on the investigation.
At 3:56 a.m. Little observed Shields walking across the Scotland Neck Fire Department driveway and placed him under arrest with the assistance of Officer D. Coley and Lt. S. Casey of the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.
Little found crack cocaine, a crack pipe, and stolen property from the residence he burglarized.
Little arrested Shields for felony first-degree burglary, felony larceny after breaking and entering, felony possession of stolen goods, felony possession of cocaine, assault with a deadly weapon, injury to personal property, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Shields was jailed on $50,000 secured bond. A court date had not been set as of this report.
Halifax County Sheriff’s Office
Chief Deputy Scott Hall said in a statement a husband and wife were charged early Monday morning after a sergeant spotted them walking in the area of highways 125 and 903.
Sergeant J.R. Matthews observed Mark Johnson, 38, and Tiffany Johnson, 32, of Halifax, around 3 a.m.
Matthews found the couple in possession of items which made him suspicious they were stolen.
Matthews located a residence in the area which had been broken into and determined the property was stolen from the home. The stolen items included a makeup bag and home decor items.
The couple was charged with second-degree burglary, felony larceny and possession of stolen goods.
They were jailed on $20,000 bonds and received August 9 court dates.