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HPD Crime of the Month: Individual injured after drive-by shooting

Press Release: March 1, 2017

On February 25, 2017 at approximately 11:50 PM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to Maria Parham Health in reference to a shooting into an occupied vehicle. Upon arrival, officers spoke with Nakiya Cheek who stated that while at a stop sign at Davis and Nicholas Street a vehicle drove pass and a subject opened fire into her vehicle. As a result Cheek sustained injuries from broken glass.

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: Bullet Hole Found in Rear Window of Parked Car

Press Release: March 1, 2017

On February 27, 2017 at approximately 8:45 AM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to 84 Ranes Drive in reference to property damage to a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers spoke with Kelly Puryear who stated that she found a bullet hole in the rear window of her vehicle.

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

Breaking News: Charges dismissed against Mayor Eddie Ellington

Press Release

Henderson, NC– On November 6, 2016 officers with the Henderson Police Department were called to investigate a report of domestic violence alleged to have occurred at the home of Mayor Eddie Ellington. When the responding officer arrived on scene he called his supervisor. Officers on scene spoke with Cheri Wheeler Ellington. After observing no evidence of physical abuse, officers advised Mrs. Ellington about the procedure for securing warrants if she so desired.

On November 8, 2016, warrants were issued charging Edward H. Ellington with assault on a female and communicating threats.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Ellington, after consultation with their respective civil attorneys, have requested that the charges against Edward. H. Ellington be dismissed.

Attempts to speak with Mrs. Ellington went unanswered.  However, after consultation with Cheri Wheeler Ellington’s civil attorney, District Attorney Michael D. Waters’ office has decided to not prosecute Mr. Ellington.

The decision reflects the desires of the parties and the police reports which indicated a lack of physical abuse.

Michael Waters

Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers Approve New Text-a-Tip Program

Henderson, NC – Henderson and Vance County Residents will now be able to text the Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers along with the traditional phone in method to report crime.

Kevin Bullock, the president of the Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers said, “We’re still in the early stages of setting up our local Text-a-Tip program, but once completed, the Text-a-Tip will allow anyone with a cellphone to not only call 252-492-1925, but text in a crime they witness as well. Other Crime Stopper groups across North Carolina are using this technology with great success to reach younger audiences.”

The program will be ready to go later in the year.

Henderson Police Chief Marcus Barrow said, “Text-a-Tip will put us in contact with a new generation and also give others another simplistic way of reporting criminal activity anonymously.”

If anyone should have any information related to a case, they are encouraged to call the Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925. Crime Stoppers offers a reward of up to $2,000 for information that may lead to an arrest. Callers may remain anonymous.

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

Henderson PD Crime of the Month – Individual Robbed at Henderson Food Mart

On December 24, 2016 at approximately 9:45 PM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to Henderson Food Mart in reference an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers found that a Mr. Jason Rodriguez had been robbed while transporting an unknown subject. Mr. Rodriguez stated that he was lost and that the suspect was picked up to provide directions. Mr. Rodriguez was struck in the face two times by the suspect. Taken from Mr. Rodriguez were US currency and a cellular phone.

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

Press Release: January 10, 2017

Henderson PD Crime of the Month – B&E on South Garnett Street

On December 26, 2016 at approximately 9:14 PM officers with the Henderson Police Department responded to 221 S. Garnett St, Henderson in reference to a breaking and entering. Upon arrival, officers spoke with Deryl Von-Williams who stated that upon responding after being contacted by the alarm company, found that a window on the rear door was missing. Ms. Von-Williams advised that nothing appeared to have been taken.

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

Press Release: January 10, 2017

Henderson Police Department Executes Major Drug Bust on Perry Avenue – Press Release

Press Release- Friday, January 06, 2017

On Thursday, January 5, 2017, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit executed a search warrant at 1453 Perry Avenue. During the search, officers located 6 bricks (300 dosage units) of heroin, 6 firearms, 3 pints of permithrozine with codeine, 4000.00 U.S. currency, 80 Xanax bars, and a substantial quantity of marijuana packaged for sale.

Staron Burton, 19, 1453 Perry Avenue was charged with the following litany of charges:  2 counts of trafficking heroin, manufacturing heroin, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin, maintaining a dwelling for keeping/selling a controlled substance, manufacturing marijuana and possession of marijuana.  Burton was placed in the Vance County Jail after failing to post a secured 150,000.00 bond.  A preliminary hearing is scheduled in Vance County District Court on January 23, 2017.

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Yolanda Wilson, 40, 1453 Perry Avenue, was charged with maintaining a dwelling for keeping/selling a controlled substance.  Wilson was placed in the Vance County Jail after failing to post a secured 20,000.00 bond.  She also will appear in Vance County District Court on January 23, 2017.

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Authority: Chief Marcus Barrow

Illegal Sale of Fake Goods in Henderson – Press Release

Press Release: January 6, 2017

On January 5, 2017 around 5:36 PM, members of the Henderson Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division executed a search warrant at 117 S. Garnett Street, Henderson, in reference to a complaint received regarding the illegal sale of counterfeit goods.

During the execution of the search warrant various items were seized including: seventeen (19) jackets, four (4) sweaters, two (2) hats, (10) wallets, five (5) watches, fifteen (15) purses, fourteen (14) pairs of boots, ten (10) headphones, and U.S. Currency. The items seized are believed to be counterfeit goods with the markings of Beats by Dre™, The North Face®, MICHAEL KORS®, and UGG®.

Charges in this case are pending further investigation.

The investigation is being conducted by members of the Henderson Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division. If anyone has any information related to this case or similar cases, 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.

As consumers we must be mindful of the harm that may be associated with purchasing counterfeit items. The sale of counterfeit goods harms legitimate businesses in the community and the economy as a whole.

Authority: Chief M.W. Barrow