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Suspect in Kittrell Food Mart Incident Charged With Seven Armed Robberies

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-Press Release, Vance County Sheriff’s Office

On Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 9:48 p.m., the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to Kittrell Food Mart, located at 1243 U.S. Highway 1 South in reference to an armed robbery.

Vance County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division arrived at the scene and began the investigation. A person of interest was developed.

Wesley Deandre Anderson (Photo courtesy VCSO)

After conducting interviews, Wesley Deandre Anderson, age 20, became a suspect.

Criminal Investigation Division made contact with other jurisdictions that had similar incidents in Franklin County and Wake County (Knightdale and Raleigh, North Carolina). Anderson was subsequently charged with a total of seven (7) armed robberies.

Anderson was charged with one count of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon for an incident the occurred on March 7, 2020, in Vance County.

Anderson has no bond and is currently in the Wake County Detention Center. His court date was set for May 11, 2020. This investigation is continuing.

Vance Co. Sheriff’s Office Announces Procedure Adjustments

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The purpose of this memo is to outline considerations with respect to law enforcement operations during this ongoing state of emergency. Although there are no known positive cases of coronavirus in Vance County, we must be proactive and take precautions now to mitigate the spread of the virus in our community.

Law enforcement, like healthcare, is going to be an essential function during the current state of emergency. In order to maintain a high level of public safety, the Vance County Sheriff’s Office will be implementing minor adjustments in our operating procedures to ensure that we can continue to provide the safety and core services to our community. 

Effective immediately, many nonviolent criminal reports will only be taken by telephone. These reports include, but are not limited to: misdemeanor theft, harassing communications, lost property, identity theft, computer/phone/mail scams.

Reports can be made with a Sheriff’s Office employee during normal operating hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) at 2527382200.

Our deputies were instructed to exercise discretion and avoid arrests for minor offenses that do not endanger others including property crimes. A concern for law enforcement is the spreading of Covid19. 

Our Emergency Management Center (911) will be asking more questions in order to obtain a wide range of information from callers who will be responding to calls. This is so that our deputies can take more proactive steps, and will not affect our response to your calls for service

As we continue to receive information we may be asking victims to step out of their homes or businesses to conduct interviews in order to comply with social distancing to complete the call. Deputies may be seen wearing personnel protective equipment (PPE). This will not hinder the calls for service. 

As we continue to receive information from the CDC and the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association, our goal is to continue to provide the same quality of service to the citizens of Vance County. 

The front lobby of the Sheriff’s Office will only allow one person inside beginning March 23, 2020, until further notice

The Vance County Sheriff’s Office will continue to monitor the Vance County Jail to limit the exposure of the inmates and staff. We will be restricting visitation until further notice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and inmates are met at the Detention Center. 

The Vance County Sheriff’s Department will continue to do its part to serve you during these difficult times and want to assure you that that the safety of our community is our top priority.

Christopher Arendall Arrested for Attempted Murder in Dec. Shooting Incidents

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-Press Release, Vance County Sheriff’s Office

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, Christopher Arendall, age 28, was arrested in Fayetteville, North Carolina for the shootings that occurred on December 25, 2019, at 2840 US 158 Bypass in Henderson and on December 16, 2019, at 137 Sombrero Lane in Henderson.

Christopher Arendall (FCSO photo)

Arendall was charged with one count of Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury, two counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, two counts Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, one count of Attempted Murder and Burglary/Breaking & Entering.

Arendall was picked up from the Cumberland County Detention Center on Friday, March 13, 2020, and transported to the Vance County Detention Center and placed under a $890,000.00 bond.

Second Suspect in Kittrell Food Mart Armed Robbery Arrested

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-Press Release, Vance County Sheriff’s Office

On Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 1 p.m. the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division arrested the second suspect, Raeshon Marquice Dunston, age 23, for an Attempted Armed Robbery on February 13, 2020, at Kittrell Food Mart, 1243 U.S. Highway 1 South, Kittrell, NC.

Dunston’s bond was set at $25,000.00. His court date is set for March 16, 2020

This investigation is continuing.

Raeshon Marquice Dunston (VCSO photo)

Kittrell Food Mart Struck by Armed Robber Twice; Suspect Charged

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-Press Release, Vance County Sheriff’s Office

On Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 9:56 p.m. the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to Kittrell Food Mart, located at 1243 U.S. Highway I South in reference to an armed robbery and an assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

Tyric Keith (VCSO photo)

Vance County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division arrived at the scene and developed a person of interest.

After conducting interviews, Tyric Keith, age 21, became a suspect. Keith was charged with one count of Attempted Armed Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury. Keith was also charged with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon for an incident that occurred at the same location on February 1, 2020.

Keith’s bond was set at $500,000.00. His court date is February 26, 2020.

This investigation is continuing.

Missing Person Update: Gentlemen is safe and home

Update: Pleased to report gentlemen is safe and home

-Press Release, Vance County Sheriff’s Office

On Monday, February 10, 2020, at 6:13 a.m., the Vance County Sheriff’s Office responded to 724 North Chavis Road, Kittrell, NC in reference to a missing person. Once at the scene, deputies made contact with family members that stated Dennis Wayne Dickerson II, age 41, was last seen Saturday at 10:30 p.m. when Dickerson went to bed.

Dickerson was wearing a blue Columbia fleece with dark grey sweat pants or blue jeans. Information received from the family advised that Dickerson is a large man, about 5’9″, 260 pounds with limited walking ability. 

The Vance County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on Dickerson’s whereabouts. If you see Dickerson, please contact the Vance County Sheriff’s Office at 2527382200.

This investigation is continuing.

Dennis Wayne Dickerson II (VCSO photo)

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Kittrell Shell Station Armed Robbery

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

On Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 10:32 p.m., the Vance County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1243 U.S. Highway 1 South in reference to an armed robbery. The victim in this matter described the suspect as wearing dark-colored clothing with his face covered.

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

WIZS Note: A search of the address indicates this is the Shell gas station in Kittrell, NC.

Clark Grocery Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

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-Press Release, Vance County Sheriff’s Office

On Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 6 p.m. the Vance County Sheriff’s Office responded to Clark Grocery, located at 2064 Vicksboro Road in Henderson, NC in reference to an armed robbery with a dangerous weapon.

On Monday, February 3, 2020, Vance County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division spotted a vehicle matching the description of a robbery that occurred in the city limits of Henderson on February 2, 2020, and matched the description of the robbery that occurred on February 1, 2020.

Deputies approached the vehicle and identified the driver as Marcus Andrew Wright, age 37. Wright was detained.

Upon Vance County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division arriving at the known location, Wright was taken into custody and charged with Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. Wright’s bond was set at $75,000. This investigation is continuing. 

Marcus Andrew Wright (VCSO photo)

Four Suspects Arrested for Dec. Murder of Nicholas Conner

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-Press Release, Vance County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Curtis R. Brame announces the following arrests by the Vance County Sheriff’s Office in regards to the homicide investigation of Nicholas Conner on December 18, 2019, at 172 Mansfield Lane, Henderson, NC. 

Assisting Agency: North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations

This investigation is continuing. 

Four suspects arrested and charged: 

Damarous Magbie (age 23) 755 Dr. Finch Rd., Henderson, NC

Charges:

Felony Murder 

Attempt Robbery Dangerous Weapon

Discharge Weapon into Occupied Moving Vehicle 

Court Date: February 17, 2020 (Vance County District Court)

Bond: No Bond, Release Not Authorized 

Demetris Miller (age 23) 131 Sherwood Rd., Henderson, NC

Charges:

Felony Murder 

Attempt Robbery-Dangerous Weapon 

Court Date: February 17, 2020 (Vance County District Court)

Bond: No Bond, Release Not Authorized 

Latimor Drumgold (age 23) 1218 Rail Road St., Henderson, NC 

Charges:

Felony Murder 

Attempt Robbery-Dangerous Weapon 

Court Date: February 17, 2020 (Vance County District Court)

Bond: No Bond, Release Not Authorized

Neajsia Jones (age 19) 128 Hidden Creek Lane Warrenton, NC

Charges:

Felony Murder 

Attempt Robbery-Dangerous Weapon 

Court Date: February 17, 2020 (Vance County District Court)

Bond: No Bond, Release Not Authorized

Damarous Magbie

Demetris Miller

Latimor Drumgold

Neajsia Jones

Yancey Charged With Rape, Kidnapping

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-Press Release, Vance County Sheriff’s Office

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to a call for service at 141 Chloe Lane in Henderson, NC. When patrol arrived, the victim of a sexual assault was already inside the Vance County ambulance. After speaking with Vance County paramedics about the victim’s injuries, the victim was transported to Maria Parham Health.

The Vance County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit was contacted, at which time the victim was interviewed.

Warrants were obtained for the suspect Shamon Keshawn Yancey (age 36) for First Degree Forcible Rape, First Degree Kidnapping and Assault on a Female.

Yancey was placed in the Vance County Detention Center without bond.

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, the Vance County Sheriff’s Office arrested Keshawn Yancey (age 36) on charges of First Degree Forcible Rape, First Degree Kidnapping and Assault on a Female. (VCSO photo)