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RRPD roundup: Assault suspect; flee to elude

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


Assault suspect surrenders


On Tuesday at approximately 11 a.m., Taneshia Antoinette Burgess came to the police department to take care of outstanding warrants for assault on a handicapped person.  

Burgess was served the warrant and received a $1,000 bond and August 30 court date.

The charges stem from an investigation by Investigator O. Wiltsie into a report filed July 12.

The report alleges Burgess assaulted a handicapped person she was taking care of during a shopping trip.

Captain Bobby Martin said the assault reportedly was in the form of physical contact with the special needs victim.


Virginia fugitive arrested


On Tuesday at approximately noon, Officer S. Blythe arrested Ki’Ashley Ana’ysha Young, 19, of Roanoke Rapids, for being a fugitive from Virginia.  

Young was wanted by the Waverly Police Department for four counts of forgery, four counts of uttering and two counts of stealing cash.

She received a $12,000 bond and August 4 court date pending extradition to Virginia.


Arrested at work  


On Tuesday at approximately 2 p.m., Officer A. Green attempted to stop a vehicle for a violation in the 300 block of Madison Street.  

The driver, later identified as Diquan Shakelle Garner, 23, of Roanoke Rapids, failed to stop for blue lights and siren.

Garner drove down back alleys before getting on Thirteenth Street where he failed to stop for stop signs and lights.

He went through  residential streets and Green lost sight of him.  

Green was familiar with Garner, who he stopped Monday.

Green obtained warrants on Garner for flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, driving while license revoked, fail to stop for blue lights and siren, and stop sign/stoplight violation.

The  Nash County Sheriff’s Office located Garner at his job around 5 p.m. and arrested him on the warrants.

He received a $3,000 bond and September 6 court date.

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