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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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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.


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.


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.


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


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


Lakeland hires artistic managing director

Lakeland Theatre Company's new artistic managing director, John Duvall, plans to move the company beyond just the theater offering, he said.Submitted


Single-vehicle crash on Hwy 58

South Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Southside Rescue Squad and Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Hwy 58, just outside of South Hill on Tuesday morning after a pick-up truck pulling a piece of equipment on a trailer overturned. See the weekend edition of the South Hill En


Arrest made in Sheetz robbery case

Roanoke Rapids Police Department arrested and charged Antwan Harvey, 24, of Littleton with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, police reported this morning.The arrest occurred about 1 a.m. and a 12-year-old boy also was taken into custody for r


Man on RRHS campus arrested

The man, not yet identified, was arrested by RRPD and his car towed. School officials say the suspect is a former RRHS student who may have graduated in 1996.


Former Chesterfield deputy arrested, charged for sexual battery of inmate

Stephen C. Neal, of Chesterfield, was arrested following an incident that occurred on March 5.


Police: 2-year-old dies after accidentally shooting himself inside apartment

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) -- Roanoke Police said officers were flagged down by a vehicle on Melrose Avenue at Peters Creek Road, NW around 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 after parents said their two-year-old had shot himself.


Statewide Silver Alert issued for missing Rocky Mount woman

Freeman is 5'2" tall, weighs 182 pounds, and has medium length black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.


Local foods celebration, discussion continue next week

The Warren County Local Foods Promotion Council continues its Local Foods Celebration and Discussion with an event scheduled for 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, at Buck Spring Park at Lake Gaston.