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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.

Dequarius Johnson

New Hope Mini Mart Armed Robbery Suspect Apprehended

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

On September 7, 2020, the Vance County 911 Center received a call for service regarding an armed robbery that had just occurred at the New Hope Mini Mart located on NC Hwy 39 North at the intersection of Morgan Road. The incident occurred at approximately 7:35 a.m.

An unknown black male entered the store and approached the counter, at which time the suspect produced a handgun and demanded money. The clerk provided the suspect with an undisclosed amount of US currency, at which time the suspect fled the area on foot and was last seen running towards Morgan Road

Through investigative techniques, the suspect was later identified as Dequarius Johnson of Louisburg, NC. Warrants were obtained for the arrest of Johnson for Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.

Members of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office located Johnson in the early morning hours of September 9, 2020, at which time he was arrested without incident.

Johnson has been placed in the Vance County Jail pending his ability to secure a bond in the amount of $70,000 secured.

Dequarius Johnson of Louisburg, NC

Tyquilla Chavis

Sixty Dosage Units of Heroin Found in Vehicle Stop; Chavis Arrested

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

On Monday, August 10, 2020, the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Narcotic Division stopped a vehicle traveling on East Andrews Avenue, Henderson, NC. As a result of the vehicle stop, the passenger inside the vehicle, Tyquilla Lavoya Chavis, (B/F, age 32) was detained.

During the vehicle stop, narcotic officers recovered 60 dosage units of Heroin from Chavis. 

Chavis was brought to the Vance County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Heroin.

Chavis’ bond was set at $20,000.00 secured, and she is scheduled to appear in Vance County District Court on November 23, 2020.

This investigation is continuing. 

Tyquilla Lavoya Chavis

Antavian Yancey Vehicle

Murder Suspect Antavian C. Yancey Still at Large, Considered Armed & Dangerous

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-Information and photos courtesy Vance County Sheriff’s Office

Update on 8/21/20:

Murder suspect Antavian Cornelius Yancey is still at large. The Vance County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any and all assistance in locating Yancey. He is considered armed and dangerous. If seen, please contact the Vance County Sheriff‘s Office at (252) 738–2200.

Aliases: Cornelius Yancey and Antavian Yancey

Update on 7/31/20:

The Vance County Sheriff’s Office, along with other state and local authorities, continues to look for Antavian Cornelius Yancey for the murder of Charisma Robinson. It is believed that Yancey has family and friends in Durham, Burlington and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Yancey is considered to be armed and dangerous. If you have seen or have any knowledge about Antavian C. Yancey’s location, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

Original Press Release Issued July 24, 2020:

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division received a call referencing 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 the Burlington Police Department in reference to the 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.

Investigator 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. If located, please contact the Vance County Sheriff‘s Office at (252) 738–2200.

Charisma Robinson Victim

 

Peace, Fields, Lawson

VCSO: Three Arrested on Kidnapping, Armed Robbery Charges

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

On Monday, August 17, 2020, 2:55 a.m. the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division responded to 812 Briggs Road, Henderson, North Carolina in reference to a kidnapping and armed robbery. While en route to the scene, deputies located the suspect vehicle. A chase ensued, and the vehicle wrecked at the end of Faucet Road. 

Identified in the vehicle were Susie Ni’Jah Nicole Peace (B/F, age 19), Isaiah Fields (B/M, age 18), Nathaniel Deshawn Lawson (B/M, age 18) and the known victim in this matter.

The Criminal Investigation Division arrived at the scene and began to interview all subjects involved in this matter and subsequently charged Peace, Fields and Lawson with Attempted Armed Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and First Degree Kidnapping.

Peace was also charged with Felony speeding to Elude Arrest. Lawson and Fields were also charged with Second Degree Kidnapping for a case in another jurisdiction that occurred on August 12, 2020, in Oxford, North Carolina.

Fieldsand Lawson’s bonds were set at $250,000 each and Peace’s bond was set at $170,000. All parties are scheduled to appear in court on September 14, 2020, in Vance County District Court.

This investigation is continuing.

Susie Ni’Jah Nicole Peace

Isaiah Fields

Nathaniel Deshawn Lawson

Isreal and Williams

Two Arrested for Obtaining Property by False Pretense at Quality Equipment

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

On August 6, 2020, the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit received information regarding the attempt of obtaining property by false pretense at Quality Equipment located at 70 John Deere Road, Henderson, NC.

Investigators arrived at the scene and observed two individuals loading property onto a trailer after they had forged a person or persons name. 

Investigators approached suspects Hoshayah Abraham Isreal (Age 26) and Javon Tyrell Williams (Age 28).

Ultimately, Isreal was charged with Obtaining Property by False Pretense, Accessing Computer to Defraud, Possession of Stolen Property and Possession Fraudulent ID. Williams was charged with Accessory After the Fact, Possession Stolen Property and Possession Fraudulent ID 

Isreal’s bond was set at $70,000 secured, and Williamsbond was set at $42,000.00 secured. Both parties are set to be in Vance County District Court on September 14, 2020.

Note from Sheriff Curtis Brame: We believe these two suspects have been operating in other jurisdictions throughout North Carolina – possibly in Durham, Alamance, Wake and Cumberland counties.

If either of these two suspects has been into your place of business to purchase lawn care equipment or filled out an application for a line of credit, please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Vance County Sheriff’s Office.

Hoshayah Abraham Isreal

Javon Tyrell Williams

Antavian Cornelius Yancey

Search Continues for Suspected Murderer Antavian Cornelius Yancey

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-Information and photos courtesy the Vance County Sheriff’s Office

Update: The Vance County Sheriff’s Office, along with other state and local authorities, continue to look for Antavian Cornelius Yancey for the murder of Charisma Robinson. It is believed that Yancey has family and friend ties in Durham, Burlington and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Yancey is considered to be armed and dangerous. If you have seen or have any knowledge about Antavian C. Yancey’s location, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

Aliases: Cornelius Yancey and Antavian Yancey

Original Press Release Issued July 24:

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, the Vance County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division received a call referencing 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 Sheriffs 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 Sheriffs Office Criminal Investigation Division received a phone call from the Burlington Police Department in reference to the 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. 

Investigator began to investigate these incidents and developed that the two cases were connected. Participating agencies from the Vance County Sheriffs 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. If located, please contact the Vance County Sheriffs Office at (252) 7382200.