Bertie man under $1 million bond

Published 5:23 pm Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WINDSOR – A Bertie County man is in the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail under a $1 million bond.

Jaronta Raynor, 21, of Colerain was arrested in Greenville Tuesday and is facing charges for a shooting in Martin County and a kidnapping case in Hertford County.

The kidnapping occurred in Ahoskie April 1 and Raynor was developed as a suspect in the case. Sgt. Stephen White of the Ahoskie Police Department drew warrants for Raynor, whose address is Quebec Road in Colerain, for first degree kidnapping.

“Raynor then fled to prevent his apprehension,” White said.

Months later, on July 26, Raynor was allegedly involved in a shooting at Warren Court in Williamston.  Officers of the Williamston Police Department were called to the location and found Eddie Moore and Keith Lawrence, both suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were taken to Pitt Memorial Hospital.

Raynor was also developed as a suspect in that case.

Recently, information led officers to a tip that Raynor was at the Forest Glen Apartments in Greenville. Multiple agencies worked together to take Raynor into custody after having been positively identified through surveillance Tuesday. Those agencies included the Eastern North Carolina Violent Fugitive Task Force of the U.S. Marshal’s Office, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville Police Department and Ahoskie Police Department,

He was charged with kidnapping by the Ahoskie Police Department and later charged by the Williamston Police Department with attempted first degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Raynor was placed in the regional jail under a $1 million bond for all charges.

Ahoskie Police Chief Troy Fitzhugh and White each said they were appreciative of the help they received in tracking down Raynor and his arrest.