Conway man arrested after stand-off with Nhamp deputies

Published 10:04 am Tuesday, March 28, 2017

CONWAY – A Conway man was arrested here last week following a stand-off with Northampton County Sheriff’s deputies.

Amanuel Harrison stands charged with criminal domestic malicious assault by secret, assault by strangulation, and second degree kidnapping. Those charges stemmed from an investigation conducted by Sgt. A. Roye of the Northampton Sheriff’s Office on March 18.


According to information provided by the Northampton Sheriff’s Office, Harrison allegedly assaulted a female by choking her in the neck and holding her down with a rag to the face. Harrison forced female in a vehicle and held a weapon to her throat while forcing her to drive to a designated area where he received money.

On March 20 at around 4:45 pm, Sgt. Roye was joined by

Major D. Harmon, Capt. B. Simmons, Capt. P. Jacobs, Sgt. Barnes, and Deputy Byrum in locating Harrison at his residence off of Jenkins Mill Road near Conway.

Harrison initially barricaded himself inside the residence, according to the report tracking the events of that day, and then inside a back bedroom upon entry by the officers.

Harrison resisted arrest and was in possession of two knives in his hands when the officers encountered him. Harrison was eventually arrested.

Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith stated that he would like to thank Sgt. Alan Roye for the swift investigation into this situation and would like to thank the officers that assisted in arresting Amanuel Harrison without incident.

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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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