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Roanoke Valley crime roundup: Armed robbery; cocaine possession

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Roanoke Valley law enforcement reported the following:


Roanoke Rapids Police Department


Police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred Sunday night around 11 in the area of the 700 block of East Littleton Road near Windchase Apartments.

Officers found the victim on the ground. The victim told officers they were approached by two armed people. The victim said they attempted to run away but fell and sustained a leg injury. The armed suspects reportedly took items from the victim. Chief Chuck Hasty declined to say what was taken.

The suspects may have fled the area in a sport utility vehicle.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator G.L. Williams at 252-533-2821 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.


Halifax County Sheriff’s Office


Chief Deputy Scott Hall reported on Saturday around 10 p.m., Deputy Brandon Council stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation on Eighth near Church street in Scotland Neck.  

Through further investigation Council conducted a search of the vehicle and its occupants when he located cocaine inside a cigarette.

The passenger, Keshia Renee Clark, 32, of Scotland Neck, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Clark received a December 13 court date and was placed in the Halifax County Detention Center under a $2,500 secured bond.

The driver was issued a citation for displaying a revoked North Carolina license plate and was released.

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