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RRPD roundup: Fraud counts; kidnapping

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


Fraud suspect  


On Friday at approximately 4 p.m., Denise Leeann Walker, 21, of Roanoke Rapids, surrendered to the police department on obtaining property by false pretense warrants.  

Hasty served the two warrants and Walker received a $2,000 bond and November 1 court date.

The charges stem from an investigation by Investigator J. Benthall into a report filed on September 20.

Walker allegedly used fraudulent credit card numbers to make purchases of food from a local business.


Disturbance call  


On Friday at 6:45 p.m., Officer A. Green responded to a disturbance call in the 1000 block of Cedar Street.

Jalen Tymere Garner, 22, was in the street yelling and cursing.  

During the investigation Garner was asked numerous times to calm down and stop causing a disturbance. He refused to cease or leave the area.

He was arrested and charged with resisting/delaying/obstructing an officer.  

He received a $500 bond and October 27 court date.

Master Officer A. Salmon and Officer J. Shelburne assisted.


Domestic disturbance


On Saturday at approximately 8 a.m., Salmon responded to an assault call in the 900 block of Franklin Street.

Salmon observed the suspect drive away as he approached the residence and attempted to conduct a traffic stop.

The suspect refused to stop for blue lights and siren and after going for several blocks pulled into a residence in the 200 block of Preston Street.  

Salmon took James Randolph Williams Jr., 27, into custody for flee to elude with a motor vehicle, driving while license revoked and two counts failure to stop for stop sign.

He was also served warrants for assault on a female, damage to property and interfere with emergency communications.  

He received a $4,000 bond and November 1 court date.

Sergeant T. Tyler and Master Officer G. Morris assisted.




On Sunday at approximately 11 a.m., officers responded to the 1800 block of Gordon Drive for a disturbance.

Officers learned a female was forcibly removed from the area by two people.

Investigator G.L. Williams learned Tahaun Lavelle Jenkins Jr., 19, and Malik Tyjirian Lee, 18, both of Roanoke Rapids forced a female into a vehicle and drove away.

Jenkins and Lee were located and arrested and charged with kidnapping and assault on a female.

They received $10,000 bonds and November 1 court dates.

The victim was located unharmed.

Also during the investigation, Lamarius Shankey Hockaday, 24, of Roanoke Rapids, was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana. He received a $1,000 bond and November 17 court date.

Lieutenant P. Parks, Tyler, Salmon and Shelburne assisted.

Hasty said the matter was related to a domestic issue.

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