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RRPD roundup: Shooting, domestic counts; traffic stop

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The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:

Police continue to investigate possible connections between a June domestic assault and two shooting calls which occurred Friday night.

Around 4:30 Saturday morning, Lieutenant J. Baggett, Sergeant T. Tyler and Officer J. DeSare responded to the 500 block of Oak Street and served a warrant for assault on a female to Sakwon Artavas Bowser, 21, of Roanoke Rapids.

Bowser was taken to the Halifax County jail where he was locked up without opportunity for bond.

Officers located a handgun in the bedroom where Bowser was sleeping.

DeSare had conducted an investigation into a shots fired call in the Oak Street area around 10:30 Friday night and then a shooting into an occupied vehicle call shortly before midnight, which occurred in the 300 block of Madison Street. Three people were inside the vehicle but were not harmed. Hasty declined to name the people in the vehicle.

DeSare continued his investigation Sunday and obtained warrants on Bowser for shooting into an occupied vehicle and assault with a deadly weapon.

Bowser was served those warrants this morning by Deputy T.W. Greene of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

Bowser has an August 8 court date.


Welfare check leads to arrest of wanted subject


On Friday around 9:30 a.m., Deputy Chief Andy Jackson and Lieutenant Charles Burnette were conducting a welfare check in the 700 block of Jefferson Street.

When they knocked on the front door, Willie Lewis McWilliams, 53, of Roanoke Rapids ran out back.

After a brief chase, Williams was taken into custody on outstanding warrants for possession of stolen goods.

He received a $1,000 bond and September 9 court date.

The charges stem from an investigation by Investigator G.L. Williams into a shed break-in where the victim reported items were taken.


Traffic stop leads to drug charge


On Sunday around 3:45 a.m., DeSare conducted a traffic stop for a violation on Roanoke Avenue near Ninth Street.

The driver, Isaiah Kaitrell Latravis Hendricks, 25, of Roanoke Rapids, was found in possession of narcotics.  

DeSare cited Hendricks for possession of marijuana, expired tags and expired inspection.

He was released until his August 20 court date.

Baggett assisted.

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