Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty said in a statement Charlie Andrew Lynch, 29, has been charged with second-degree sex offense, breaking and entering with intent to terrorize, assault on a female and damage to property.
The charges stem from a domestic disturbance call investigated by Officer H. Grimes Tuesday around 6 p.m. in the 1300 block of Virginia Avenue involving a disturbance between Lynch and his estranged wife.
Lynch came to the residence to retrieve items and accusations were made which prompted an argument and an alleged assault on the victim.
The victim got away from Lynch and locked herself in the bedroom.
Lynch, however, reportedly kicked the door open and assaulted the victim again. He also reportedly damaged more property before leaving.
Grimes obtained warrants for Lynch’s arrest and this morning he was located in the 1400 block of Trueblood Road by deputies Corporal D. Newsome and Deputy E. Johnson of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office along with Grimes and Lieutenant J. Baggett of the police department.
Hasty said Lynch reportedly damaged the victim’s cell phone, ring and debit card. The sex offense involved inappropriate acts.
Lynch was jailed without opportunity for bond and has a January 3 court date.
This morning around 4:30, police responded to a fight call at Walmart.
Sergeant T. Tyler located a victim with several lacerations to his abdomen and shoulder.
The victim was transported by Halifax County EMS to Halifax Regional for treatment.
The victim gave a description of three men who left on a silver Nissan.
Hasty said it is still under investigation whether all three participated in the stabbing. It is not clear whether a knife or other sharp instrument was used.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the police department at 252-533-2810 or Halifax County Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.
On Tuesday at approximately 11:15 p.m., Officer J. Spragins located a fugitive from Virginia in the 300 block of Taylor Street.
Carlesha Reed, 30, of Roanoke Rapids, was arrested on a fugitive warrant for probation violation out of Lancaster County.
She received a $50,000 bond and December 20 court date.
Officer J. Shelburne assisted.