Duck-Thru robber arrested

Published 7:07 pm Wednesday, October 22, 2014

JACKSON – An Aulander woman is behind bars here, held under a $200,000 bond for allegedly robbing a convenience store in Woodland on Tuesday night.

Jennifer Nelson Odom, 34, was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon by Northampton County Sheriff’s Lt. Bo Deloatch.

Jennifer N. Odom

Jennifer N. Odom

Northampton County law enforcement officials praised the clerks at the Duck-Thru in Woodland for giving an accurate description of the suspect as well as the vehicle she was seen leaving the store property.

“The store employees that gave our communications center a very good description of the suspect, the vehicle, and a direction of travel assisted law enforcement in making a quick arrest of the suspect,” said Northampton Sheriff Jack Smith. “The communications center quickly getting that information out to our law enforcement officers helped them locate the suspect and arrest her. Our law enforcement agencies working together was also key in arresting the suspect quickly.”

According to Northampton Sheriff’s Captain Chuck Hasty, the NCSO responded around 9 p.m. to the Duck Thru Food Store in Woodland for the report of an armed robbery.  The store employee told Northampton County Communications that a white female with a pony tail had just robbed the store.

Rich Square Police Officer Altessie Taylor, one of the responding law enforcement officers, located the vehicle at another store in Woodland and, with the assistance of North Carolina State Highway Trooper Danny Edwards and off-duty Northampton Deputy Chris Collier, took the subject into custody.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol Troopers Jamie Warren and Dustin Efrid, the Murfreesboro Police Department and the Hertford County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office in this case.

Odom is scheduled to make her first appearance today (Thursday) in Northampton County District Court to answer to the charges.

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