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HPD Chief Credits Agency Cooperation, Public’s Help With Drug Arrests

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Henderson Police Chief Marcus Barrow was on Thursday’s edition of WIZS Town Talk for a general discussion on crime in the city as well as to provide updates on recent newsworthy incidents.

Barrow reassured listeners that law enforcement is making strides in the on-going war against drugs, a feat that he believes is made possible by the cooperative spirit between local agencies.

“We’ve federally indicted 152 people now since I became chief in December 2013,” Barrow said. “I think that’s very successful. Our District Attorney’s office has made some transitions to move some cases along in the state court system, which has really helped.”

“Our agencies are working really well together right now. The sheriff [Curtis Brame] has been a blessing to our agency. Our togetherness shows and shines through; it’s like it should be.”

Another essential part of fighting crime, according to Barrow, is the information and assistance provided by the general public and organizations such as Vance County Crime Stoppers.

“We wouldn’t solve anything without the public unless we saw it first hand,” said Barrow. “The information the public gives us is vital to every investigation – especially violent crimes and drug deals.”

While violent crimes and drug arrests often get the most press, Barrow reassured citizens that most calls are less intense in nature. “We get a large volume of calls, the majority of which are common, domestic calls such as arguments and civil issues.”

When asked about police pay and retention rates, Barrow said progress has been made in making salary and benefits more competitive, an accomplishment he credits, in part, to Henderson City Manager Frank Frazier.

“In my short tenure as chief, the City Manager [Frazier] has been instrumental in assisting the police department with huge pay increases. We aren’t quite there yet, but we do have benefits that people don’t have in other locations. It takes us going out and making those recruitment contacts for people to understand what the City of Henderson has to offer.”

To hear Barrow’s interview in its entirety, including updates on recent crimes in Henderson, please click here. Listen live to WIZS’ Town Talk Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on 1450AM, 100.1 FM or online at www.wizs.com.

Four Deputies Transported to Maria Parham After Suspect Rams Vehicles

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-Press Release, Vance County Sheriff’s Office

On the morning of September 13, 2019, members of the Vance County Sheriff’s Office and the Henderson Police Department were attempting to serve a search warrant at 617 Thomas Street in Henderson. A suspect rammed into three Sheriff’s Office vehicles in an attempt to escape.

The suspect was apprehended at the scene.

Four members of the Vance County Sheriff’s Office were transported to Maria Parham Health with non-life threatening injuries. The Henderson Police Department is investigating the incident.

Any other details will be released by the Henderson Police Department at the appropriate time.

HPD: Attempted Breaking & Entering Ends in Death of Suspect

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-Press Release, Henderson Police Department

On Monday, September 9, 2019, at approximately 2 a.m., Henderson Police Department officers responded to a report of someone shot at 232 Crozier Street. Upon arrival to the area, officers located a deceased subject who had been shot, lying outside a window.

Preliminary investigative efforts reveal that the subject was attempting to break and enter the window when he was shot by a resident inside the home. The investigation is continuing, however no charges have been filed at this time.

The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending proper notifications.

Anyone from the area that may have information on the shooting or breaking and entering is urged to contact Henderson Police Department at 252-438-4141.

HPD: Two Arrested, Two Wanted in Rockspring Street Murder

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-Press Release, Henderson Police Department

In the early morning hours of August 14, 2019, Quintin Rogers, 27, of Durham, NC, succumbed to gunshot wounds that he received while in the area of the 600 block of W. Rockspring Street in Henderson.

The investigation of this matter has led to the arrest of Erica Champion, 25, of Vance County, for First Degree Murder and Antavis Jones, 30, of Henderson, for Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Conspiracy to Sell/Deliver Schedule I Narcotics. Both are in the Vance County Jail.

The Henderson Police Department has also obtained warrants for First Degree Murder on Morey Bernal Champion, 30, and Tradarius Delmont Jones, 29.

If you have information on their whereabouts or more information about this case, please contact the Henderson Police Department at (252) 438-4141, Crime Stoppers at (252) 492-1925, or through the use of the P3 mobile app.

Town Talk 08/28/19: Community Events Show Law Enforcement in ‘Different Light’

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Sgt. Marti Stewart, with the Henderson Police Department, was on Wednesday’s edition of WIZS’ Town Talk to discuss local law enforcement’s participation in the annual “Cops on Top” fundraiser as well as Vance County’s observance of the National Night Out Against Crime.

Stewart said these and other such community events allow the public to see law enforcement outside of their traditional roles. “These events let people see us in a different light. We, in turn, get to meet people and participate in community events.”

Cops on Top

Chick-fil-A of Henderson, the Henderson Police Department, the Vance County Sheriff’s Office, WIZS 1450AM/100.1 FM and other community organizations will once again team up for the annual “Cops on Top” fundraiser for the Special Olympics of NC.

The event will be held at Chick-fil-A of Henderson on Thursday, September 5, 2019, from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Officers and deputies will be collecting donations at the restaurant’s drive-through and side entrances. Money raised will cover the expenses Vance County athletes incur while participating in the Special Olympics.

“Look into your console, look into your dash where you throw change after paying for something. We’d appreciate it if you drop that spare change in the bucket for us,” said Stewart.

The event will also provide entertainment for families including a bouncy house in the Chick-fil-A parking lot and face painting courtesy BoHo the Clown with Character Antics.

Kids are sure to enjoy guest appearances by Henderson Fire Department’s Sparky the Fire Dog and the Chick-fil-A cow, along with a special guest appearance by Muddy the Mudcat from 3:30 until 4:30 p.m.

Stewart reiterated that all money raised goes directly to Special Olympics of NC and not law enforcement departments.

Night Out Against Crime

Vance County’s Annual Night Out Against Crime will be held Tuesday, October 1, 2019, from 5 until 8 p.m. in front of the Henderson Police Department on Breckenridge Street. In case of rain, the event will be held Tuesday, October 8.

Stewart encouraged the community to bring the family out for presentations and displays by the Henderson Police Department, Vance County Sheriff’s Office, Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers, Henderson Fire Department, Vance County Fire and EMS, NC State Highway Patrol, Vance County Schools and many other agencies and organizations.

Bleachers will be set up for participants to enjoy performances by the Badd Boyz and Lady Badd Boyz Social Club of Henderson, line dancers, Ballet Arts Dance Studio, Midnight Blue Martial Arts, Vance County High School’s JV cheerleaders and South Henderson Pentecostal Holiness Church’s gospel group.

Free hotdogs will be served and bouncy houses and activities for children will be available.

To hear Stewart’s interview in its entirety, please click the play button below. Listen live to WIZS’ Town Talk Monday-Friday at 11 a.m. on 1450AM, 100.1 FM or online at www.wizs.com.

Henderson/Vance Annual Night Out Against Crime Scheduled for Oct. 1

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-Information courtesy the Henderson Police Department

Henderson/Vance’s Annual Night Out Against Crime will be held Tuesday, October 1, 2019, from 5 until 8 p.m. in front of the Henderson Police Department on Breckenridge Street. The rain date will be Tuesday, October 8.

Bring your family out for presentations and displays by the Henderson Police Department, Vance County Sheriff’s Office, Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers, Henderson Fire Department, Vance County Fire and EMS, NC State Highway Patrol, Vance County Schools and many other agencies and organizations working together with the community to prevent crime and promote safety.

Four Henderson Residents Arrested in Early Morning Drug Search

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-Press Release, Henderson Police Department

In the early morning hours of August 1, 2019, the Vance County Sheriff’s Office, State Bureau of Investigations, and the Henderson Police Department executed search warrants at the residence of 488 Merriman St., 490 Merriman St., and 640 Ransom St. in Henderson.

Over 700 dosage units of Heroin, 82 dosage units of Suboxone, $3,495 in U.S. Currency, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia and 2 firearms were seized during the execution of the search warrant. It was found that one of the firearms seized was stolen (reported stolen in Alabama).

In the early morning hours of August 1, 2019, the Vance County Sheriff’s Office, State Bureau of Investigations, and the Henderson Police Department executed search warrants at the residence of 488 Merriman St., 490 Merriman St., and 640 Ransom St. in Henderson. Over 700 dosage units of Heroin, 82 dosage units of Suboxone, $3,495 in U.S. Currency, miscellaneous drug paraphernalia and 2 firearms were seized during the execution of the search warrant. (HPD Photo)

(#1) Theodous Lewis Williams, 49, of 488 Merriman St. Henderson, NC was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Trafficking Heroin, PWIMSD Heroin, Maintaining a Vehicle/Dwelling, 3 counts of Conspiring to Sell/Deliver Heroin, PWIMSD Schedule III, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Continuing Criminal Drug Enterprise.

His bond was set in the amount of $300,000 secured. He is scheduled to appear in court on August 26, 2019. In addition, Mr. Williams had two Probation Revocations in the amount of $500,000. Mr. Williams has been released to the custody of the Vance County Jail.

(#2) Andrew Edward Burwell, 51, of 488 Merriman St. Henderson, NC was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, 3 counts of Conspiring to Sell/Deliver Heroin, PWIMSD Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

His bond was set in the amount of $250,000 secured. He is scheduled to appear in court on August 26, 2019, and was released to the custody of the Vance County Jail.

(#3) Terrance Lamont Pulley, 40, of 640 Ransom St. Henderson, NC was arrested and charged with PWIMSD Heroin, 3 counts of Conspiring to Sell/Deliver Heroin and Maintaining a Vehicle/Dwelling Place for a Controlled Substance.

His bond was set in the amount of $100,000 secured. He is scheduled to appear in court on August 26, 2019, and was released to the custody of the Vance County Jail.

(#4) Sangeeta Den Nicholson, 42, of 640 Ransom St. Henderson, NC was arrested and charged with PWIMSD Heroin, 3 counts of Conspiring to Sell/Deliver Heroin and Maintaining a Vehicle/Dwelling Place for a Controlled Substance.

Her bond was set in the amount of $100,000 secured. She is scheduled to appear in court on August 26, 2019, and was released to the custody of the Vance County Jail.

Theodous Lewis Williams, 49, of 488 Merriman St. Henderson, NC was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Trafficking Heroin, PWIMSD Heroin, Maintaining a Vehicle/Dwelling, 3 counts of Conspiring to Sell/Deliver Heroin, PWIMSD Schedule III, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Continuing Criminal Drug Enterprise. (HPD Photo)

Andrew Edward Burwell, 51, of 488 Merriman St. Henderson, NC was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, 3 counts of Conspiring to Sell/Deliver Heroin, PWIMSD Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. (HPD Photo)

Terrance Lamont Pulley, 40, of 640 Ransom St. Henderson, NC was arrested and charged with PWIMSD Heroin, 3 counts of Conspiring to Sell/Deliver Heroin and Maintaining a Vehicle/Dwelling Place for a Controlled Substance. (HPD Photo)

Sangeeta Den Nicholson, 42, of 640 Ransom St. Henderson, NC was arrested and charged with PWIMSD Heroin, 3 counts of Conspiring to Sell/Deliver Heroin and Maintaining a Vehicle/Dwelling Place for a Controlled Substance. (HPD Photo)

 

Fourth Person Arrested in Murder of Adonius Hawkins Jr.

-Information courtesy Henderson Police Department

Late yesterday afternoon, Thursday, July 25, 2019, Tyleak Hargrove, age 27, the fourth person wanted for the murder of Adonius Hawkins Jr, was taken into custody from underneath a residence on Vance Street.

He has been turned over to the custody of the Vance County Jail without bond pending a court appearance.

Late yesterday afternoon, Thursday, July 25, 2019, Tyleak Hargrove, age 27, the fourth person wanted for the murder of Adonius Hawkins Jr, was taken into custody from underneath a residence on Vance Street. He has been turned over to the custody of the Vance County Jail without bond pending a court appearance. (HPD photo)

Third Arrest Made in Homicide of Adonious Hawkins Jr.

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-Information courtesy Henderson Police Department

At approximately 5 p.m. on July 20, 2019, Tyshon Stokes, age 20, of Warren County was taken into custody at the Vance County Magistrates Office. He is the third person arrested in the homicide of Adonious Hawkins Jr.

Stokes is being held in the Vance County Jail without bond.

At approximately 5 p.m. on July 20, 2019, Tyshon Stokes, age 20, of Warren County was taken into custody at the Vance County Magistrates Office. He is the third person arrested in the homicide of Adonious Hawkins Jr. (HPD photo)

Two Arrested in Murder of Adonious Hawkins Jr., Warrants for Two Others

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-Press Release, Henderson Police Department

On July 14, 2019, at approximately 8 p.m., Officers of the Henderson Police Department arrested a 15-year-old juvenile for the murder of Adonious Hawkins Jr. and obtained warrants for three others.

As of today at noon, Officers of the Henderson Police Department have also arrested Clysaveon Fields, B/M age 16 of Henderson.

Outstanding warrants remain on Tyleak Hargrove, B/M age 26 of Vance County, and Tyshon DeAndre Stokes, B/M age 20 of Warren County.

We are greatly appreciative of all the cooperation we have received from the public during this investigation. The case still remains open while we continue to search for more evidence.

Please contact Crime Stoppers (252) 492-1925, the Henderson Police Department (252) 438-4141, and the State Bureau of Investigations at (919) 779-8188 (day) or 1-800-334-3000 (nights and weekends) if you have information that can lead to the arrest of these individuals or if you have further information on the incident. You can also contact us by using the P3 mobile app.

On July 15, 2019, Officers of the Henderson Police Department arrested Clysaveon Fields, B/M age 16 of Henderson, for the murder of Adonious Hawkins Jr. (HPD photo)