Quick action nets four arrests
Published 9:03 am Thursday, October 9, 2014
JACKSON – A breaking-and-entering case was quickly solved on Tuesday, resulting in the arrests of four Enfield men.
Rashad Monte Carter, 24; Robert Donta Johnson, 22; Timothy Randolph Dancy Jr, 19; and Jarvis Lavon Boone, 25, were arrested and charged with breaking and entering, attempted larceny, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering, possession of burglary tools, and damage to property. They all received a $33,000 bond and were given an Oct. 13 court date.
Captain Chuck Hasty and Lieutenant Bo Deloatch of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division made the arrests after the vehicle the Enfield foursome was traveling in was spotted on US 301. That vehicle was reportedly at the scene of a breaking-and-entering case at a residence located on NC 186 between Seaboard and Margarettsville.
Hasty said officers from the NCSO, municipal police departments and the NC Highway Patrol responded to that residence around 11 a.m. on Tuesday where a breaking-and-entering was reportedly in progress.
“The victim reported that they were in their bedroom when they heard a loud noise and walking in the house,” said Hasty, adding that the victim had locked the bedroom door in an effort to secure themselves.
“When the suspect(s) tried to open the door, they found out that someone was inside the residence and they took off running,” Hasty noted. “The victim heard a vehicle start, so they looked out of the window and saw a vehicle backing down the driveway and take off towards the town of Seaboard. The victim was on the phone with the NorthamptonCountyCommunicationsCenter, giving the description of the suspect vehicle.”
Numerous law enforcement units responded to the area to assist with the search for the vehicle. Shortly after 11 am, North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Jamie Warren spotted a vehicle on US 301 matching the good description that the victim had given. Units from NCSO, Garysburg Police Department, Gaston Police Department, Seaboard Police Department and other State Troopers responded to back upon Warren with stopping the vehicle.
“With the information that the victim provided to communications and then communications getting it out to responding law enforcement agencies helped the Sheriff’s Office to get these guys in custody,” stated Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith. “Trooper Warren’s keen eye was the break in this case to help us solve this crime. Again it goes to show that when law enforcement works with each other can catch the people that are committing crime.”
Assisting in the capture of the individuals were Chief Melvin Garner and Officer Marcel Goffington of Garysburg PD, Chief Randy Griffin and Officer Marvin Moody of Gaston PD, Chief George Reed of Seaboard PD, Highway Patrol Troopers W.T. Smith, D. Efrid, R. Dennis and S. Smith, and NCSO Deputies Michael Sledge and Sgt. Virginia Powell.