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Fugitive sought

WINTON – The Hertford County Sheriff’s Office has fugitive warrants on file for the arrest of a Northampton County man.

Hertford County Sheriff Dexter Hayes said that 35-year-old Renard Fennell is wanted for possession with intent to sale and distribute cocaine as well as failure to abide by a court order.

“Mr. Fennell is a fugitive from justice,” said Sheriff Hayes. “He is wanted by the Superior Court of Hertford County.”

Renard Fennell

Renard Fennell

Fennell’s last known address is 223 Maple Street in Woodland.

“He is known to frequent Hertford County,” Hayes noted.

Sheriff Hayes said Fennell is considered as armed and dangerous.

“I would advise any and all law enforcement personnel who may encounter him to approach him with extreme caution because he is known to resist law enforcement,” Hayes stressed.

Fennell is described as a black male, standing 5’-9” and weighing approximately 300 pounds.

Those aware of his whereabouts can contact Hertford County Crimestoppers at 252-358-7841 or their nearest law enforcement agency.

“All we want is a caller’s information; their identity will be protected,” Hayes said.

A check of Fennell’s arrest record through the North Carolina Department of Public Safety revealed that he spent nine months behind bars after being found guilty for a 2011 felony breaking and entering crime in Northampton County. He served another nine months in jail for a 2009 case involving his arrest for possession of a firearm by a felon and intimidating a witness, also in Northampton County.

In the late 1990’s, Fennell was arrested in Northampton for possession of stolen goods and common law robbery. He served six months in jail for those crimes.

He was placed on probation in 1999 for two misdemeanor charges of simple assault/affray in Northampton County.