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One charged, another sought in Thursday robbery

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One person has been charged and Roanoke Rapids police are looking for another following a Thursday night armed robbery at a New Dixie Mart store on Roanoke Avenue.

Chief Chuck Hasty said 16-year-old Amani Laveral Lashley of Gaston was taken into custody around 12:15 today with assistance from the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office.

Police continue to look for Kevin Earl Elrod, 27, of Roanoke Rapids.

Elrod is known to frequent the Highway 48 and P&J areas of Roanoke Rapids as well as Northampton County, Hasty said. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Hasty said working with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office by sharing information helped solve the case. “We work well together.”

Lashley faces charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy, three counts of assault by pointing a gun and illegal discharge of a firearm.

He was also served Northampton County warrants for breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods. He has a $95,000 bond and March 7 court date.

Hasty confirmed the three counts of assault by pointing a gun reflect three people were in the store at the time of the 7:30 p.m. heist and the illegal discharge count reflects the act of shooting into the ceiling of the store.

Elrod is wanted for robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy, three counts of assault by pointing a gun, illegal discharge of a firearm and injury to property, which Hasty said reflects damage to the store’s ceiling.

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

 

 

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