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Petty crime results in added arrests

JACKSON – Even on a simple arrest there is often more than meets the eye.

Such is the case of Damien Robinson of Gaston who was arrested last week and served an outstanding order for arrest for failure to appear in court.

As the result of his arrest – made by Northampton Sheriff’s Deputy T. Worrell and Sgt. W. Ransom – two other Northampton County law enforcement officers had been keeping tabs of Robinson’s whereabouts and possible other crimes.

On the day of his arrest, Northampton Sheriff’s Lt. A. Roye and Deputy A. Leitner investigated the incident of Robinson being found inside the residence where located by the other two NCSO officers. As it turned out, Robinson had been banned from occupying the property.

As a result of this investigation, Robinson and a female acquaintance, Jacqueline Rera, were both charged with breaking and entering.

Rera and Robinson each were held under a $5,000 secured bond and both are scheduled to appear in Northampton County District Court on March 1 to answer the breaking and entering charges.

Meanwhile, Deputy Leitner conducted an investigation involving Robinson that began on Feb. 6 involving the same residence in question. As a result of that investigation, Robinson was additionally charged with breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering. For that crime, Robinson was placed under a $10,000 secured bond and has a March 1 court date.

He was also placed under a $15,500 secured bond for failure to appear in court.

Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith stated that his officers will leave no stone unturned when it comes to bringing those responsible for crimes to justice.

“I would like to commend Lt. A. Roye, Deputy A. Leitner, and Sgt. W. Ransom, and Deputy T. Worrell for working this case with the arrest and gathering enough evidence to bring charges against these subjects for the breaking and entering of this residence. Anyone who is a victim of a breaking and entering or any crime is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office or their local law enforcement agency,” Sheriff Smith stated.

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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