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High school students charged with first-degree rape

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Two high school students have been charged in a rape which occurred in a locker room Wednesday.

Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp, who declined comment beyond a statement emailed late Wednesday night, said the two students have been charged with first-degree rape.

Tripp said the alleged rape occurred when 18-year-old Raquan Marquest Boswell and 16-year-old Jesse Jyrell Alston pushed and restrained a female student in a male locker room area.

Investigators responded.

Working with school resource officers, Sergeant Lindsay Mann charged the students, Boswell, of Roanoke Rapids, and Alston, of Littleton.

They have November 15 court dates.

Investigation continues and more arrests are possible.

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Through further investigation by Detective R.B. Biggerstaff, warrants were obtained on Glenn Junior Hubbard, 65, of Rocky Mount.

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

He was arrested Wednesday and has a first court appearance October 4.


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The obtaining property charge stemmed from Davis selling stolen property to a pawn shop in the Roanoke Rapids area.

She was arrested Wednesday and has an October 11 court date.

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