Edenton duo charged in Powellsville case

Published 8:57 pm Friday, July 2, 2010

WINDSOR – Two of the subjects involved in a bizarre incident in Powellsville last month have been arrested.

Jammelah Al-Raggad, 19, and Marcus Antonio Logan, 22, both of Edenton were charged in the incident in which a SUV crashed into the RGS No. 5 convenience store on June 10.

That afternoon, a Chevrolet Blazer plowed into the former Red Apple store, located at the intersection of U.S. 13 and N.C. 42, and two men exited the vehicle.

Bertie County Sheriff John Holley later reported that one of the men was sitting in the vehicle at the gas pumps when another, now believed to be Logan, entered his vehicle and pulled a gun.

“The suspect apparently did not shut the door and the driver panicked, took off and tried to throw the other person out of the car,” Sheriff Holley said at the time. “He then lost control of the vehicle and it ran through the station.”

No one was injured in the incident and the suspect fled on foot and jumped into a vehicle and sped away.

An ensuing investigation led the Bertie County Sheriff Office to arrest the two suspects, according to Detective Sgt. Ed Pittman. While the two are in custody, the probe into the event continues.

Logan was charged with attempted armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and assault by pointing a gun after his arrest June 23. He was placed in the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail under a $28,000 secured bond.

Al-Raggad was charged June 11 with aiding and abetting attempted armed robbery. She was placed in jail under a $1,000 secured bond. Her court case was set for June 30, but was continued.

“I’m very pleased with the work of our detectives and the uniformed officers in this case,” Sheriff Holley said. “I’m glad no one was seriously hurt in this incident, but it could easily have caused someone to be injured or killed. We’re not going to tolerate this type of activity and I’m glad the first two of the suspects are in custody.

“We’re going to continue to investigate the incident and, if appropriate, more charges will be made,” he added.

Sheriff Holley asked that anyone with information that had not been previously shared to call the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office at 794-5330 or call him personally at 724-1681.