One jailed, three sought in Woodland home invasion

Published 10:14 am Tuesday, September 27, 2016

WOODLAND – One person is behind bars and three others are sought following a report of a home invasion here.

Captain Patrick Jacobs of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division said that Raquan Williams of Woodland is currently being held under a $101,000 bond on several felony charges in connection with the Sept. 16 incident that occurred at Arrowhead Mobile Home Park, located on NC 35 north of Woodland.

Williams stands charged with one count of first degree burglary, one count of injury to personal property, and four counts of second degree kidnapping.

Warrants have been drawn for the arrest of three others allegedly involved in the home invasion. Jacobs said they were Eddie Sheppard, Shameek Williams, and Bieshera Pennick, all of Arrowhead Mobile Home Park in Woodland.

The investigation into the case began when NCSO Sgt. C. Collier and Deputy A. Leitner, assisted by Officer Bracy with the Conway Police Department, responded to a location on Indian Trail in Woodland in reference to a home owner stating that several male subjects and a female all with guns were forcing their way into the residence.

According to Jacobs, the male subjects entered the residence where they assaulted one adult male and one juvenile male occupant inside the residence. The female caller was also assaulted. The male subjects chased the adult male out of the residence.

During this home invasion the male suspects turned the power off inside the residence by damaging the electrical meter box.

Jacobs said the homeowner was able to give a good description and identification of the suspects.

Deputies checked the area for suspects and Sgt. Collier was able to locate one in the immediate area who was identified as Raquan Williams.

NCSO Detective Sgt. J. Jenkins was called out to conduct investigation and he obtained warrants to arrest R. Williams. Sgt. Jenkins also obtained warrants on the remaining three suspects.

Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith wants to encourage all citizens to dial 911 anytime there is any type of home invasion and to begin to pay close attention to the person or persons committing this crime so that a good description can be giving to the 911 center and to law enforcement officers.

“We encourage them to remain as calm as possible and gathering any and as much information as can be gathered so that the person doing these things can be prosecuted in the court of law,” Sheriff Smith said.

Smith thanked his officers for their work in this case and also praised the assistance provided by officers with the  Conway Police Department, Jackson Police Department, and Ahoskie Police Department.

“I would like to thank Sgt. Jenkins for the time and effort he put into working this case and as he continues to work this case,” Smith stated. “I am very thankful that no one was injured during this home invasion that occurred near Woodland. I encourage anyone that comes into contact with the remaining suspects to use caution and if anyone knows there whereabouts to contact the Northampton Co. Sheriff’s Office.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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