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Vance Co. Sheriff’s Office Investigates Homicide

On June 11th, 2021 around 4pm, 911 Central dispatched the Vance County Sheriff’s Office deputies to 519 Fields Ave. in Henderson to check on a resident’s welfare.

Upon arrival, the family member that called 911 met the deputies. The deputies, along with the family member, approached the residence to check on the occupant. No one answered the knock on the door or responded when deputies called out.

Upon entering the residence, deputies detected a pungent odor.  Moving further into the residence, deputies discovered a body that was later identified as Hiawatha Nicholson, a black male, age 73.

The Vance County Sheriff’s Office along with the State Bureau of Investigations are investigating the death of Mr. Nicholson as a homicide.

Please contact the Vance Co. Sheriff’s Office with any information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects in the death of Mr. Nicholson.  The Vance Co. Sheriff’s Office may be reached at 252-738-2200

Pair Arrested by Vance County Sheriff’s Office and Charged with Drug-Related Offenses

Press Release courtesy Sheriff Curtis Brame

On February 10, 2021, the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit and Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team executed a search warrant at 385 Julian Smith Road Lot 3, Henderson, North Carolina 27537.

Arrested at the scene were Tevin Lee Daye, Age 28 and Janeika Shadia Speed, Age 24, for Possession With Intent to Manufacture Sell and Deliver Heroin, Possession With Intent to Manufacture Sell and Deliver Cocaine and Possession With Intent to Manufacture Sell and Deliver Marijuana.

Daye’s bond was set at $90,000.00 and Speed’s bond was set at $75,000.00. They are scheduled to appear in Vance County District Court on March 15, 2021.

This investigation is continuing.

Local News Audio

WIZS Noon News 12-30-20: Arrests, Garbage Collection; School Audit; Gold!

WIZS Noon News 12-30-20:

 

Vance County Sheriff’s Office Charges Against Suspects

New Year’s Garbage Collection in Henderson

Granville County Public Schools Good Audit

GOLD!! Local Gold in Franklin County

 

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18 Year Old Suspect Arrested On Four Drug Charges

— courtesy of press release from Sheriff Curtis Brame

On December 23, 2020, the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team served a search warrant at 252 New Bethel Church Road Lot 16 and Lot 26, Henderson, North Carolina 27537.

Arrested at Lot 16 was Djhante Blash, B/M, Age 18. Blash was charged with Maintaining a Dwelling, Possession of Marijuana and 2 counts of Trafficking Heroin. Recovered from Lot 26 were 3 assault rifles. Blash received a $125,000.00 bond and a court date was set for January 11, 2021, in Vance County District Court. This investigation is continuing.

Vance County Sheriff's Office

Vance County Deputy Charged With Extortion, Obstruction of Justice

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-Press Release, Vance County Sheriff’s Office

On Thursday, November 5, 2020, Vance County deputy Mitch Pittman turned himself into the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation in Granville County after being charged with two counts of Extortion and two counts of Obstruction of Justice.

Vance County Sheriff Curtis Brame is conducting an internal investigation by an outside entity to ensure that the integrity of the agency is being met. The findings of the matter will be provided to the District Attorney.

Local News Audio

Noon News 10-22-20 Vance County Schools; Domestic Violence Awareness


– Vance County Schools Attendance Matters Campaign
– Domestic Violence Awareness “Think Community” Saturday at Clearview Church, 3pm

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Shooting Suspect Terry Arrested; Charged with 1st Degree Murder

Press Release – October 13, 2020 – Vance County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Curtis Brame

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 7:52p.m., the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and the Henderson Police Department’s Patrol Division responded to 956 David Street, Henderson, North Carolina regarding a shooting. Once at the scene, Deputies discovered gunshot wounds to the deceased victim Willard Ray Dement Jr. (Age 38), Misty Boyd (Age 42) and a juvenile. Misty and the juvenile were transported to Maria Parham Hospital. Misty was later air lifted to Duke Medical Center and the juvenile was treated and released from Maria Parham Hospital.

Deputies and Police Officers patrolled the area and located a person of interest Dequante Jabree Terry (Age 24). Terry was detained and brought to the Vance County Sheriff’s Office. The Vance County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division arrived at the scene along with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and began to conduct interviews in the neighborhood.

Terry was later charged with 1st Degree Murder, 2 counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with the Intent to Kill, Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon and Attempted Armed Robbery.

Terry is being held without bond on the 1st Degree Murder charge and $750,000.00 bond for his other charges. Terry’s court date was set for October 20, 2020.

The Vance County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding this incident. Please contact the Vance County Sheriff’s Office at 252-738-2200. This investigation is continuing.

Sincerely

Sheriff Curtis Brame

Antavian Cornelius Yancey

Yancey, Wanted for July Murder of Vance Co. Woman, Located, Arrested

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-Press Release, Vance County Sheriff’s Office

On Saturday, October 10, 2020, the Roanoke Rapids Police Department received a tip regarding the whereabouts of Antavian Cornelius Yancey (age 34) in their city. Acting on the tip, the Roanoke Rapids Police Department arrested Yancey at an address inside the city.

Yancey was taken to the Halifax County Detention Center where he was detained until Vance County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrived and took Yancey into custody and transported him back to the Vance County Sheriff’s Office.

On Saturday, October 10, 2020, Antavian Cornelius Yancey (age 34) was arrested and charged with the 1st Degree Murder of Charisma P. Robinson and Burning of Personal Property. (VCSO photo)

Upon Yancey arriving at the Vance County Sheriff’s Office, he was charged with the 1st Degree Murder of Charisma P. Robinson and Burning of Personal Property.

Yancey is being held in the Vance County Detention Center without bond. Yancey is scheduled to appear in Vance County District Court on November 9, 2020. This investigation is continuing.

Previous VCSO Press Release on Antavian Cornelius Yancey:

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division received a call in reference to smoke in a wooded area. Upon the arrival of deputies and the Vance County Fire Department on the scene, a vehicle was fully engulfed.

Members of the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division responded to investigate the vehicle fire along with North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation’s Arson Unit.

On July 17, 2020, the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division received a phone call from Burlington Police Department reference to Burlington Police Department locating the body of a black female that was believed to be from Henderson, North Carolina. The female was identified as Charisma Robinson, age 35.

Investigators began to investigate these incidents and developed that the two cases were connected. Participating agencies from the Vance County Sheriff’s Office, Henderson Police Department, Burlington Police Department and North Carolina State Bureau of investigation began a collaborative effort to solve the murder of Charisma Robinson.

Through the investigation, a person of interest was developed and later identified as a subject/suspect in this matter.

On July 24, 2020, a warrant for Murder and Burning of Personnel Property was issued for Antavian Cornelius Yancey (B/M/Age 34), regarding the death of Charisma Robinson.

Yancey is believed to be armed and dangerous.

John Williams Jr.

No Bond for Henderson Man Arrested While on Pretrial Release

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-Press Release and photo, Vance County Sheriff’s Office

On October 6, 2020, the Vance County Sheriffs Office Criminal Investigation Division, Vance County Sheriffs Office Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Criminal Apprehension Team arrested John Williams Jr. (age 37) at 550 West Andrews Avenue Apt. 55 in Henderson.

John Williams Jr.

Williams was arrested on two counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with the Intent to Kill from an incident in the County. Williams was also charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon from an incident that occurred in the city limits of Henderson

Williams received no bond because he was out on pretrial release for a 1st Degree Murder charge. Williams was placed in the Vance County Detention Center.

Williamscourt date was set for October 19, 2020, in Vance County District Court.

This investigation is continuing.

 

Think Community

‘Think Community’ at VCSO’s 2nd Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Event

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-Information and flyer courtesy Debbie Scott, Vance Co. Sheriff’s Office

The Vance County Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with Dr. Abidan Shah, pastor of Clearview Church, will host the 2nd Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Event on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The event will begin at 3 p.m. at Clearview Church located at 3485 US Hwy 158, Henderson.

Activities will be held in the church parking lot for social distancing purposes. Face masks are required.

This year’s theme is “Think Community.” The keynote speaker will be Winston-Salem Chief of Police Catrina Thompson and the honorary guest will be Valerie L. Williams, founder and CEO of Lovesmart, Inc.

Music will be performed by the Clearview Praise Team with a special guest performance by Minister Roy Burroughs & Work In Progress.

Refreshments will be served courtesy of Clearview Church.

Sponsors for the event are Clearview Church, the Optimist Club of Henderson and Betty B’s Florist.

For more information, contact Debbie K. Scott, domestic violence coordinator/gang resource specialist with the Vance Co. Sheriff’s Office at (252) 738-2235 or by email at dscott@vancecounty.org.