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Multiple Trials Resolved in Vance County – Office of the DA

Henderson, NC – Jurors in Vance County Superior Court found Antwon Burt guilty of Battery on an Unborn Child and Simple Assault after hearing one day of testimony. Officers with the Henderson Police Department testified about their 2016 investigation of the defendant. Mr. Burt was sentenced to 210 days in the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction (DAC). That sentence was suspended for 18 months of supervised probation by Judge Henry W. Hight, Jr. Mr. Burt was represented by Deborah Leigh Holtzman and Adam Mincher.

In the second jury trial of the week long session of Superior Court in Vance County, Melvin McDonald was found guilty by a Vance County jury of Resisting a Public Officer and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. Judge Hight sentenced McDonald to an active sentence of 17 to 30 months in the DAC. McDonald was on probation at the time he was charged by officers with the Henderson Police Department. Judge Hight revoked McDonald’s probationary sentence as well. The defendant was represented by Scott Hamilton.

Maurice Manning plead guilty to Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury. Judge Hight sentenced Manning to a 16 to 29 month sentence that was suspended for 24 months of supervised probation to begin after the defendant had served a portion of his sentence in jail. Detective B. Logue with the Henderson Police Department investigated the case. Mr. Manning was represented by Nick Bagshawe.

Peter Lagattuta plead guilty to Felony Possession of Cocaine. Judge Hight sentenced Lagattuta to a 6 to 17 month sentence that was suspended for 18 months of supervised probation. Officer J. Henderson with the Henderson Police Department charged the defendant. Mr. Lagattuta was represented by J. Paul Stainback.

Arthur Henderson was found guilty of Driving While Impaired and Carrying a Concealed Gun after entering a plea of no contest. Mr. Henderson was given a 60 day sentence that was suspended for 12 months of supervised probation in each of his cases. B. Yarborough who was formerly with the Henderson Police Department charged Mr. Henderson with the gun charge, while Trooper J. Harrah with the NC State Highway Patrol charged Mr. Henderson with Driving While Impaired. The defendant was represented by Michael F. Rogers.

Jonathan Dailey plead guilty to Assault on a Female and was given a 75 day sentence that was suspended for 18 months of supervised probation. J. Aiken with the Vance County Sheriffs Office was the complainant. Defendant was represented by Deborah Leigh Holtzman.

Stanley Bullock, Jr. plead guilty to misdemeanor breaking and entering and misdemeanor larceny. Mr. Bullock was given a 45 day sentence that was suspended for 18 months of supervised probation by Judge Hight. Detective J. Jones with the Vance County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. The defendant was represented by Dorothy Lewis.

HPD Crime of the Month: Shooting into an Occupied Vehicle

Press Release: February 1, 2017

On January 25, 2017 at approximately 9:21 PM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to 518 Hickory Street in reference to a shooting into an occupied vehicle. Upon arrival, officers spoke with Jessica Howard who stated that while at the intersection of Lehman Street and Old Epsom Road a confrontation occurred that resulted in a handgun being fired into the windshield of her vehicle. There were no reported injuries resulting from the gun shot.

The investigation is being conducted by members of the Henderson Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division. If anyone should have any information related to this case, they are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925 or the Henderson Police Department at 252-438-4141. Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $2,000 for information that may lead to an arrest. Callers may remain anonymous.

Authority: Chief M.W. Barrow

HPD Crime of the Month: Another Domino’s Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed

Press Release: February 1, 2017

On January 26, 2017 at approximately 8:50 PM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to 156 Church Street (Vance County Sheriff’s Office) in reference an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers found that a delivery driver for Domino’s Pizza had been robbed in the roadway of the 300 block of Gary Street for an undetermined amount of US currency and thirty-two dollars’ worth of pizza.

The investigation is being conducted by members of the Henderson Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division. If anyone should have any information related to this case, they are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925 or the Henderson Police Department at 252-438-4141. Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $2,000 for information that may lead to an arrest. Callers may remain anonymous.

Authority: Chief M.W. Barrow

Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers Thanks You for Support

On September 15th The Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers held their annual Awards Banquet at Vance Granville Community honoring “The Best of the Best” in law enforcement.  They would like to thank the following people for being a sponsor for helping make this award winning night so special to so many.  They are:

1st Sgt. Jeff Rowan
Adam Johnson
Advantage Ford-Lincoln
Alice Harris
Baskerville & Baskerville, PLLC
Beacon Light Masonic Lodge #249
Billy Ford
Bobby Choplin
Calvary Baptist Church
Carolina Carpet and Flooring
Caroline Burnette
Charles Boyd Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC
City of Henderson
Clearview Church
Cobblestone Community Watch
Craig Thorpe
Danny Wright, CPA
Early Falsom Properties
Edward Woodlief
Frankie Nobles
Freison
Henderson Fruit and Produce
Henderson Institute Historical Museum
Henderson Vance Recreation Department
Home Decorator Shop
Henderson Police Department
J M. White Funeral Service
Joe Dittmar
Larry’s Service Company
Mainstreet Marketplace
MR Williams
Magnolia Management, LLC
Mike Waters, District Attorney
Vance County NAACP
Pinnell Insurance Agency
Rosemyr Corporation
The Screen Master
Senior Citizens Home, Inc.
Sheriff Peter White
Superior Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Vance County
Vance Johnson
Vance-Granville Community College
Wester Realty & Insurance Agency, Inc.
Western Vance Academy
WIZS Radio

 

Again, thank you for your support in all that Crime Stoppers does to honor those for their commitment and dedication in serving the citizens of Henderson and Vance County.  Without your support, we would not be able provide them with necessary funds as well as other necessities to help gather information to make our city and county a safer place for all of us.

Henderson PD Press Release: Shooting in Henderson

On September 16, 2016 at approximately 2:48 PM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to the area of Chavasse Ave and Champion St in reference to a person who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers found Freddaire Leemon Hargrove, 27, of 426 Chavasse Ave, Henderson, suffering from a gunshot wound. Vance County EMS arrived and transported Mr. Hargrove to an area hospital for further medical treatment.

The investigation is being conducted by members of the Henderson Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division. If anyone should have any information related to this case, they are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925 or the Henderson Police Department at 252-438-4141. Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $2,000 for information that may lead to an arrest. Callers may remain anonymous.

Authority: Chief M.W. Barrow

Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers Garners State Award

Last night at the Daniel Boone Inn in Boone, NC, the Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers were presented the productivity award from the North Carolina Crime Stoppers Association. The Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers received this award for their help in continuing to build the working relationship between the Henderson Police Department and the Vance County Sheriff’s Office. Lorraine Watkins, the Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers President, told WIZS, “It takes an entire board working together to receive an award like this. I’ve got a great board, and this is their reward for all their hard work.”

Four members of the Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers board of directors attended the North Carolina Crime Stoppers Association’s annual convention to meet fellow Crime Stoppers, generate new ideas, and offer assistance to other Crime Stopper groups across North Carolina.

The Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $2,000 dollars for information that leads to an arrest. Callers remain anonymous. Call the Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925 to leave a tip.

Henderson PD Press Release: Shots Fired at Moving Vehicle on David Street

On August 25, 2016 at approximately 10:30 PM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to the area of 331 Corbitt Rd in reference to a motor vehicle that had been shot. Upon arrival, officers spoke to Jamersira Semaj Brodie, 22, of 331 Corbitt Rd, whose vehicle had been shot while traveling on David St.

The investigation is being conducted by members of the Henderson Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division. If anyone should have any information related to this case, they are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925 or the Henderson Police Department at 252-438-4141. Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $2,000 for information that may lead to an arrest. Callers may remain anonymous.

Authority: Chief M.W. Barrow

Henderson PD Press Release: Robbery at Dabney Drive Cruizers Store

On August 14, 2016 at approximately 4:10 PM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to the Magistrates Office in reference an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers found that a Ms. Talaya Rogers had been robbed in the parking lot of Cruizers, 800 Dabney Dr., while attempting to purchase a cellular phone from a subject that had posted an ad on Facebook.

The investigation is being conducted by members of the Henderson Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division. If anyone should have any information related to this case, they are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925 or the Henderson Police Department at 252-438-4141. Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $2,000 for information that may lead to an arrest. Callers may remain anonymous.

Authority: Chief M.W. Barrow

Vance County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit Announces Marijuana Arrest

Sheriff Peter White announces the following arrest by the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit:

Timothy Randall Beckham, 560 Little Rosewood Lane, Henderson, NC 27537

Age: 53

Charges: Manufacture of Marijuana and Possession of Non-Tax paid Alcoholic Beverages

Bond: $7,000

Court Date: 09/26/2016

The Vance County Drug Enforcement Unit with the assistance of NC National Guard Counter Drug Support Program arrested the above individual after spotting approximately 20 mature Marijuana Plants on the property of 560 Little Rosewood Lane. A further search of the property uncovered a homemade distillery and approximately four gallons or more of non-tax paid liquor and approximately 55 gallons of mash waiting to be processed. The estimated street value of the Marijuana is $1,200 per plant and $100 per gallon of non-tax paid liquor.

Robbery at Kerr Lake Bait and Tackle – Arrests Made

Two individuals have been arrested and charged in connection with the August 9th robbery of Kerr Lake Bait and Tackle on Nutbush Road.

Leonardo Martinez, 30, of Cary is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiring to rob with a dangerous weapon. He is currently housed in the Wake County Jail under a $100,000 bond.

The second individual, Dalton Christmas, 23, of Raleigh was also charged in the robbery. He is facing a charge of robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiring to rob with a dangerous weapon. His bond is set at $400,000. He is also being held in the Wake County Jail.

They both are scheduled to appear in Vance County Court on August 29th.

(The previous was a press release from the Office of the Sheriff of Vance County)