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Roanoke Rapids man to be charged in morning break-in

Carter, of Roanoke Rapids, fled the victim’s house in the 500 block of Raleigh Street after he was shot in the upper extremities. It is believed he fled the residence on a bicycle, Hasty said this evening.

RRSPIN.COM - 2018-05-24 22:19:00

Manhunt for suspect continues in Roanoke Rapids

Roanoke Rapids police have set up a command post at the Aquatic Center as they stage a manhunt for a suspect suffering from a gunshot wound.Police Chief Chuck Hasty said about 3:30 a.m., a male suspect broke into a residence in the 500 block of Raleigh Street. The house's owner, who was home at the

ROANOKE DAILY HERALD - 2018-05-24 12:20:00

Police: Intruder shot up to 3 times before fleeing Roanoke Rapids home :: WRAL.com

By Jessica Patrick, WRAL.com editorRoanoke Rapids, N.C.— Police say a suspect was shot early Thursday after breaking into a home in Roanoke Rapids.According to officials, police officers responded to a home along the 500 block of Raleigh Street in Roanoke Rapids around 3:30 a.m.A person inside the h

WRAL - 2018-05-24 14:52:00

Homeowner shoots suspect in breaking, entering

A suspect who police believe was shot during an attempted breaking and entering of a Roanoke Rapids home has been captured.Roanoke Rapids police said late Thursday that about4:15 p.m.law enforcement received information that a subject was at a hospital with a possible gunshot wound. Roanoke Rapids i

ROANOKE DAILY HERALD - 2018-05-25 10:00:00

Man, child arrested in Sheetz robbery case

It turns out a child may have done it.Saturday about 1 a.m., the Roanoke Rapids Police Department responded to a reported armed robbery at the Sheetz gas station and convenience store, located on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway, said Chief Chuck Hasty.“Store staff told officers that a male entered the s


Police looking for breaking and entering suspect

Police Chief Chuck Hasty said a suspect broke into a residence in the 500 block of Raleigh Street early Thursday morning. The house's resident, who was home at the time, shot the subject, who then fled on foot.

ROANOKE DAILY HERALD - 2018-05-24 12:20:00

POLICE: Home invader shot by homeowner, still on the run

The homeowner told police they awoke after hearing a noise, retrieved a firearm, and then confronted the person inside the home.

WITN - 2018-05-24 14:04:00

Prosecutors allowed to seek death penalty in Halifax County quadruple murder

Dontayvious Devonte Cotton, 24, Keyon Quarice West, 23, and James Edward Powell, 25, both of Roanoke Rapids, and Matthew Simms, of Enfield, are all in the killings, according to authorities.

CBS17.COM - 2018-05-23 15:59:14

Court starts again for suspect in 2006 Salmon homicide

The suspect in the 2006 death of a Roanoke Rapids businessman is back on the docket.Gene Arnold Hawkins, who was indicted and arrested in 2009 for the Feb. 2, 2006, death of 69-year-old Shelby Salmon, was found competent to stand trial by Superior Court Judge Alma Hinton Wednesday.Hawkins was found

ROANOKE DAILY HERALD - 2018-05-24 10:00:00

Rocky Mount man faces drug, firearm charges, officials say

Darcoa McCalop was charged with reckless driving to endanger, possession of less than half ounce of marijuana, possession of stolen firearm, carrying concealed gun and possession of firearm by felon.


Four more charged in Durham restaurateur's shooting death :: WRAL.com

Zheng was gunned down in his car, and his wife, Shirley Chan, was grazed by bullets. Still, she was able to return fire with a gun the family keeps on hand to fend off robbery attempts.

WRAL - 2018-05-24 15:04:00

Man arrested after investigation into heroin trafficking in Edgecombe and Nash Counties

TARBORO, N.C. (WNCT) - A man was arrested on drug charges after an investigation into heroin trafficking in Edgecombe and Nash Counties, deputies said.


Teenage girl nabbed after high-speed chase

It started as a domestic violence call and turned into a car chase that nearly crossed a state line.Capt. Patrick Jacobs, head of investigations for the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, said Deputy Alexus Young was called to the Lucky Mike’s Casino in Garysburg in reference to a possible domesti


RRGSD names Hantz Teacher of the Year

The Teacher of the Year nominees come from each school in the district, where their peers nominate them. A panel interviews the finalists — the panel includes administrators, teachers and the previous Teacher of the Year. The teachers are asked to bring to the panel any examples of their projects or

ROANOKE DAILY HERALD - 2018-05-24 10:00:00

Drugs, gun found during campus arrest

A Roanoke Rapids man’s odd behavior in front of the city’s historic high school has landed him in trouble with the law.Police Chief Chuck Hasty said officers were dispatched about 9:30 a.m. to the school in response to a suspicious person report.“A male adult was spotted in our senior parking lot st


Man on RRHS campus found with narcotics and a gun

A man was arrested at Roanoke Rapids High School this morning carrying narcotics and a concealed handgun in his car, police said.Jeffrey M. Tomlinson, 40, of Roanoke Rapids, was talking with school resource officer Rex Stainback and school staff in the RRHS senior parking lot when officers arrived a


Suspected dealer nabbed in traffic stop

According to a release from the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, a traffic stop conducted on a vehicle driven by Lucas resulted in 850 bags of heroin being seized by deputies with assistance from the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force. Deputies said the heroin had a street value of $6,000.


Lake Currents: Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend at the lake

Happy soon-to-be Memorial Day weekend, everyone! Memorial Day weekend is a pretty big deal around the Lake Gaston region. Our population will triple this weekend with our second homeowners celebrating the nation’s long holiday weekend at their lake homes, likely accompanied by family and friends. Pl


Man sets home on fire, kills self

Several agencies processed the scene with the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, included firefighters from Princeville, Heartsease, Lewis Community, Monroe, Conetoe, Macclesfield, Speed, Tarboro and South Edgecombe. In addition, Edgecombe County Emergency Services, the Edgecombe County Rescue Squad


Annual 301 Endless Yard Sale June 15-16 :: WRAL.com

If you are a fan of the annual 301 Endless Yard Sale that takes place in 5 different counties, you'll want to mark your calendar for June 15 and June 16 this year!