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Third person charged in Carter, Oak street shootings

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A third person has been charged in shootings which occurred on Carter Street and the Gordon Drive area on October 26.

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty said investigators are still trying to determine motive in the shootings. Two people have already been charged.

On Friday at approximately 5:30 p.m., Taurus Devon Price, 22, of Roanoke Rapids, surrendered to Investigator G.L. Williams at the police department.

Price was charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied vehicle, going armed to the terror of the people and discharging a weapon in city limits.

He received a $1,000 bond and December 6 court date, Hasty said in a statement.

On Wednesday Collie Davis Jr., and Darius Jaquan Robertson, both 26 and both from Roanoke Rapids were charged in the case.

The charges stem from a report received October 26 around 10:30 p.m. of shots fired on Carter Street.

When officers arrived they did not locate any suspects, but located numerous shell casings in the area.  

While processing the scene officers heard more shots fired in the area of South Rosemary.

When officers arrived they found an occupied vehicle on Oak Street and Gordon Drive had been shot, but nobody was injured.



Habitual larceny

On Saturday at approximately 1 p.m., Officer J. Spragins responded to Walmart about a larceny. Loss prevention reported Reggie Woodson, 46, of Roanoke Rapids, took items from the store.

Woodson was arrested and charged with habitual larceny and possession of stolen goods.

He received a $2,500 bond and December 6 court date.


Fraud charges

On Friday at approximately 2:45 p.m., Captain B.L. Martin arrested Jacqueline Batchelor Burke, 48, of Rocky Mount, on outstanding warrants for larceny by employee and obtaining property by false pretense.  

She received a $5,000 bond and December 6 court date.

The charges stem from a report filed on October 25 where the victim alleged Burke, a salesperson, was paid to fix a customer’s credit. Hasty declined to name the victim.

Martin this afternoon said salespeople can only give customers tips on how to improve their credit scores. “If they’re adding things, that’s illegal.”

Beyond saying cash was paid, Martin declined to give the specific amount.

The charges also reflect Burke rented out a vehicle for payment although the victim does not  have a rental program.

Martin declined comment on how much money she allegedly received but said there was evidence a vehicle was rented out several times.


Attempted robbery

On Friday at approximately  8 p.m., officers responded to an attempted armed robbery call in the area of Fourth and Summit avenues.

Officers found a victim was shot in the arm and transported to Halifax Regional.

The victim was then transferred to an undisclosed trauma center for further treatment.

There are no suspect descriptions at this time and investigators J. Benthall and O. Wiltsie continue their probe of the matter.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the investigators at 252-533-2810 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.



On Saturday at approximately 11:45 p.m., Sergeant T. Tyler arrested and charged Denisha Nicole Gills, 26, of Roanoke Rapids, with disorderly conduct and resisting/delaying/obstructing an officer.  

She received a $500 bond and December 1 court date.

The charges stem from a matter at a private event at Kirkwood Adams where Tyler was working.  There was a disturbance inside the venue and the sponsor asked for Gills to leave.

Gills allegedly refused to leave and began yelling and cursing and was escorted out.

Lieutenant J. Baggett assisted.


Drug charges

On Sunday at approximately 2:30 a.m., officers were conducting a driver’s license checkpoint  when a vehicle came through with the odor of marijuana.

Narcotics and paraphernalia were found.

Officer C. Hagbourne made the following citations and charges:

Savannah Woodruff, 18, of Roanoke Rapids, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released until her January 19 court date.

Quincy Jay Vann Jr., 18, of Roanoke Rapids was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. He was released until his January 19 court date.

Ryan Keith Grizzard, 21, of Roanoke Rapids, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine.

He  received a $2,000 bond and December 6 court date.

Master Officer J. Hardy and officers S. Blythe and A. Green assisted.

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