Five face charges in N’hampton

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 9, 2005

JACKSON – Five men are behind bars facing charges from an incident more than four months old.

According to initial repots from the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office in March, several black males kicked in a door at Lot 18 in Arrowhead Mobile Home Park and interrupted a card game. They demanded valuables and money from the people in the home.

According to Detective Brenda Burnette, money, jewelry and other items were taken from the victims.

After the initial investigation, a Murfreesboro man was arrested and charged with seven counts each of first-degree burglary and robbery as well as one count of assault with a deadly weapon.

Burnette said Thursday further investigation had led to the charges against that man being dropped and the arrest of five others.

Four men are in the Northampton County Jail facing seven counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree burglary.

Those men include:

Antwoine Vaughan, 18, of Murfreesboro, Earl Lamont Powell, 19, of Murfreesboro, Derrick Demetrius Edwards, 25, of Conway and Gerald Curtis Bowser, 17, of Murfreesboro. Vaughan faced an additional charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

A fifth man, Addaryl Neshawn Vaughan, 27, of Murfreesboro is in the Hertford County Jail facing the same charges. Vaughan is the Hertford County Jail because he is facing charges of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, aiding and abetting with a deadly weapon and going armed to the terror of the public.

&uot;I want to thank the community for their support,&uot; Burnette said. &uot;Without their help, this case couldn’t have been solved.

&uot;Also, I appreciate the assistance provided by the Hertford County Sheriff’s Office and the Roanoke Rapids Police Department,&uot; Burnette added.