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SBI probe continues

HALIFAX – An investigation into a Halifax County probation officer arrested last month continues as new information suggesting additional victims has surfaced.

Maud Edwin Elliott Ingram, 49, of Henrico in Northampton County was charged in September with attempted second-degree rape, felony obstruction of justice and failing to make reports and discharge other duties. He was arrested by SBI agents.

The SBI continues to urge anyone with information to call 336-209-5201, a special out-of-area number set up by the Greenville SBI office. This number will be manned by an SBI Agent 24 hours a day.

Following his arrest, Ingram appeared before a magistrate and received a $50,000 secured bond. He was fingerprinted and photographed at the Roanoke Rapids Police Department before being released.

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department made the request for an investigation by the SBI after receiving information alleging Ingram had inappropriate relationships with his probationers.

Ingram is the husband of District 3 State Senator Erica Smith-Ingram. She released a statement following the arrest:

“As many of you may be aware, there have been serious allegations made against my husband. While I have no knowledge of the basis for these claims, I trust due process. At this time, I am not able to respond to media requests for information in regard to this ongoing investigation. My family and I appreciate your prayers,” she stated.