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Roanoke Valley crime roundup: Beer theft arrest; Down East TF arrest

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Roanoke Valley law enforcement reported the following:


Halifax County Sheriff’s Office


Chief Deputy Scott Hall reported on Sunday around 11:30 pm, Deputy Brandon Council arrested a Roanoke Rapids man on drug offenses following a traffic stop.

Council stopped a vehicle on Highway 158 near the intersection of Airport Road for a motor vehicle violation.

The driver, Joseph Lance Humphries, 31, was arrested and charged with possession of  crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Council also cited Humphries with a moving violation.

Humphries received an August 16 court date and received a $1,000 secured bond.

On June 20 the sheriff’s office responded to an alarm call at Dollar General located on Highway 561 in Hollister.

Deputies noticed the store was broken into and several cases of Bud Light were stolen.

Through further investigation by Detective R.B. Biggerstaff, warrants were obtained on Bryon O’Neal Lynch 36, of Warrenton.

Lynch was charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, felony possession of stolen goods and injury to real property.

Lynch was arrested on July 22 and received a $1,500 secured bond and an August 9 first appearance.


Down East Drug Task Force

Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith reported on July 25 Down East Task Force agents M. Sledge and S. White were following up on complaints when they encountered a man identified later as Johnnie Coburn Jr., 39, of Gates County, leave from a known drug area in the Woodland community.

Agents located 4.5 ounces of marijuana in the vehicle.

Sledge cited Coburn for a traffic violation and also charged him with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony maintaining a vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He has an August 3 court date.

Smith in a statement commended the agents. “Agent Sledge and the Down East Drug Task Force will continue to follow up on all drug complaints throughout Northampton County.”

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