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RRPD roundup: Fight at game; assault charges

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


Fighting arrest

On Saturday at approximately 6:45 p.m., Lieutenant C. Burnette and Sergeant M. Peck were working an off-duty assignment at the Roanoke Rapids High School basketball game when a fight started between two girls in the stands.  

The officers separated the two girls.

Latina Jamil Moore, 17, of Roanoke Rapids, was charged with simple affray and a 14-year-old juvenile will be petitioned for the same charge.

They were both released to a responsible person until their courts dates.

The reason for the fight was not known.


Parade participant struck  

On Sunday at approximately 2 p.m., Peck was notified a juvenile was struck by a float in the parade line-up area.  

The juvenile was next to the float, lost their footing, fell and struck.  

The juvenile was transported by Halifax County EMS to Halifax Regional for treatment and is doing OK.  


Assault call 

On Sunday at approximately 4:45 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Elm Street about an assault.

Officer J. Spragins found the victim bleeding from the head.

Halifax County EMS transported the victim to Halifax Regional for treatment.

Spragins arrested Felicia Smalls, 51, of Roanoke Rapids, for assault inflicting serious injury.

During the arrest Smalls spit on, kicked and head butted Spragins.  

She was additionally charged with assault on a government official, resisting/delaying/obstructing an officer and interfering with emergency communications.

She received a $3,000 bond and January 12 court date.

Officer J. Shelburne assisted.


Domestic charges

On Monday at approximately 11:30 a.m., Officer J. DeSare responded to a 911 hang-up call at Chockoyotte Park.

DeSare spoke with several witnesses and the victim about the matter.

DeSare arrested Albert Lee Simmons Jr., 28, of Roanoke Rapids, for assault on a female.  

He was jailed without opportunity for bond and has a December 8 court date.

Lieutenant J. Baggett assisted.


Domestic warrant

On Monday at approximately 11:45 a.m., Officer H. Grimes was attempting a warrant service in the 300 block of Jefferson Street for domestic assault.  

When Grimes knocked on the door someone peeked through the window blind and closed it.

Grimes could hear footsteps inside the house.  

Officer M. Hunsucker was at the back door when he saw Jeremy Scott Haines, 25, of Roanoke Rapids, walking towards the back of the residence.

When Haines saw Hunsucker he ran towards the center of the house.

Officers knocked on the door several more times in an attempt to get Haines to come to the door but he refused.  

Officers entered the residence and arrested Haines on the outstanding warrant.

He was also charged with resisting/delaying/obstructing an officer.

He was jailed without opportunity for bond and received a December 8 court date.

The assault on a female charges stem from an investigation by Master Officer G. Morris into a matter reported on November 27.

Baggett and Sergeant D. Jenkins assisted.

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