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RRPD roundup: Chase; fugitive arrest

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

On Wednesday at approximately 6:15 p.m., investigators C. Babb and J. Hardy attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the 300 block of Monroe Street.

When they activated lights and siren the driver of the vehicle refused to stop.

The driver travelled through the city at speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour, before being stopped on Highway 48 near Carico Road.

The driver, Tishawn Jermaine Edwards, 29, was arrested and charged with flee to elude with motor vehicle, reckless driving, possession of firearm by felon, driving while license revoked, fictitious tags and open container.

He received a $10,000 bond and August 1 court date.

Investigator O. Wiltsie, Officer H. Grimes and Halifax County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted.

On Wednesday at approximately 9:30 p.m., Lieutenant C.L. Vaught was investigating a reported larceny from Sheetz when he conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle matching the description given to him.  

During the stop a concealed handgun was found in the passenger’s possession.  

Vaught arrested and charged Detrick Devonne Williams, 16, for carry a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm with an altered serial number.

He received a $2,500 bond and August 1 court date.

Lieutenant P. Parks, Master Officer A. Salmon and Officer R. Cross assisted.


On Thursday at approximately 7:30 p.m., officers were called to assist state Probation and Parole in locating Buster Cleveland Thompson Jr., 38, of Roanoke Rapids.  

Thompson was located at a residence but fled and after a search was located on Hinson Street near the city shop where Cross took him into custody.

He was served with outstanding warrants for larceny and possession of stolen goods and charged with trespassing.

He received a $1,000 bond and July 9 court date.

The larceny and possession charge stem from a reported larceny from Family Dollar on Highway 158 June 15.

Parks, Salmon and Officer J. Shelburne assisted.


On Thursday at approximately 7:45 p.m., Sergeant T. Tyler and Officer C. Batchelor responded to a larceny call at Rose’s on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway.  

Store staff reported Patrick Bernard McGrue, 49, of Nashville, took items.

During investigation McGrue gave a fake name and attempted to flee from officers.

Officers discovered McGrue was wanted out of New York for larceny.  

He was charged with larceny, possession of stolen goods, resisting/delaying/obstructing an officer and being a fugitive from justice.

He received a $6,000 bond and July 9 court date.

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