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RRPD roundup: Wanted person; traffic stop

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

On Monday the department received information on the location of a person wanted out of Mecklenburg County, Virginia, for a probation violation.

Around 4:20 p.m., Sergeant M. Peck located Cortney Sherie Groves, 33, of Gaston, on Smith Church Road.

She was taken into custody without trouble and extradition is pending.


On Monday at approximately 10:30 p.m., Officer J. Spragins conducted a traffic stop for a violation on Hinson Street near Branch Avenue.

Spragins learned John Tyler Pierce, 20, had several outstanding orders for arrest and narcotics were found in his possession.

Pierce was served the outstanding orders for arrest and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, expired tags and expired registration.

He received a $3,200 bond and April 4 court date.

Lieutenant P. Parks and Officer J. Shelburne assisted.

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