Windsor man under #036;500,000 bond

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 3, 2004

WINDSOR – Having the right information at just the right time is critical for law enforcement agents in helping to make an arrest. One local lawman had those facts working in his favor here Monday afternoon.

Roanoke-Chowan Narcotics Task Force (RCNTF) Agent Kenny Gilliam made a significant find upon stopping a vehicle operated by Mark C. Carter on South King Street. Using information that Carter, who has previous arrests on drug charges, was currently in possession of a large quality of crack cocaine, Agent Gilliam initiated a traffic stop on Carter at approximately 5:30 p.m.

According to RCNTF Commander Frank Timberlake, upon stopping, Carter fled on foot. During the ensuing foot chase, Agent Gilliam observed Carter tossing a bag on the ground. After apprehending the suspect, Gilliam returned to the bag at which time he discovered it contained 49.1 grams of crack cocaine and 3.8 grams of marijuana.

Carter, 29 of 1739-B Cooper Hill Road, Windsor, was charged with felony trafficking in cocaine, felony possession with intent to sale and deliver cocaine, felony maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. He was taken to the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail under a $500,000 bond.

Aiding Gilliam in the arrest were Windsor Police Department officials – Chief Rodney Hoggard, Detective Herman Purvis and First Sgt. Carlton Bond – along with Bertie Sheriff’s Detective Eddie Graham and Hank Miles of Bertie County Community Corrections.

&uot;Mr. Carter was a person that we had received a large number of complaints on,&uot; said Timberlake. &uot;Judging from the nature and size of this arrest, I’m thinking that we will not be receiving any more complaints on Mr. Carter.&uot;