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Roanoke Valley crime roundup: Task force; Weldon police

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Roanoke Valley law enforcement reported the following:


City County Drug Task Force


Captain A.M. Harris reported this morning shortly after 7:30, agents and the patrol division of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence in the 500 block of Walnut Street in Roanoke Rapids.

During the search of the residence agents seized marijuana and a marijuana grinder.  

The investigation was conducted by Agent C.A. Parker.

Parker cited Morante Tremanye Brown, 35, with a North Carolina Uniform Citation for possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.  Brown received a January 17 court date.

On Wednesday shortly after 5:30 p.m., agents seized 48 individually wrapped bags of marijuana from a residence in the 200 block of East Fourteenth Street in Scotland Neck.  

The drug investigation was conducted by Parker, who arrested and charged Phillip Themes, 32, for possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver marijuana and maintaining a dwelling/vehicle for a controlled substance.  

He received a $60,000 bond with a December 20 court date.

Themes is also scheduled to appear in court on other marijuana counts as well as a weapon count in January, according to state court records.


Weldon Police Department


Lieutenant Chris Davis reported on Saturday shortly 9:30 p.m., Sergeant T.L. Mason responded to a trespasser call at a business in the 500 block of West Second Street.

Mason identified the trespasser as Willie Lee Demory, 65, of Weldon.

Demory left the premises and then returned after being told not to while Mason was still on the scene.

Mason placed Demory under arrest and took him before a magistrate where he was charged with trespassing and resisting a public officer.

Demory received a $1,000 secured bond with a December 11 court date.


On Sunday shortly after 10 a.m., Officer Q.L. Godley responded to a business in the 100 block of West Second Street on a shoplifter call.

Before Godley’s arrival the suspect left the business but was located at the corner of  Third and Walnut streets.

He was identified as Ricky Nelson, 58.

Godley discovered Nelson was in possession of stolen goods and also had outstanding orders for his arrest.

Nelson was placed under arrest and taken before a magistrate where he was charged with misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen goods.

He was also served the outstanding orders for second-degree trespassing, breaking and entering, forgery of an instrument, felony uttering a forged endorsement, felony obtain property by false pretense and felony conspiracy to obtain property by false pretense.

He received a $5,300 secured bond with a first court date of December 6.


On Tuesday around 12:30 a.m., Officer C.M. Byrum responded to a hit and run call off of West Third Street near Washington Avenue.

While in route to the scene of the hit and run, Byrum spotted the accused vehicle after receiving  a description.

Byrum conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Travis Dean Barclift, 29, of Hertford. Byrum determined the vehicle was involved in the hit and run.

Barclift had a revoked license and he was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

Barclift was placed under arrest and taken before a magistrate where he was charged with DWI, driving while license revoked, careless and reckless driving, injury to personal property and hit and run.

He received a $1,000 secure bond with a December 15 court date.

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