Firearm theft nets drug arrest

Published 10:21 am Thursday, October 4, 2018

WINDSOR – Bertie County Sheriff’s officers, responding to a call involving a stolen firearm, netted a parole violation and more.

According to Bertie John Holley, on Monday, stated that on Sept. 25 Bertie County Sheriff’s officers responded to Grabtown Road for a report of a stolen firearm.

Cpl. Danielle Colon of the BCSO took the report and informed investigators about the incident. More information was later provided just before midnight that the suspect may be traveling back to the location the firearm was stolen from.

Cecil White

A short time later, Lt. Matt Roebuck observed a vehicle in the area occupied by Cecil White and attempted a traffic stop. Roebuck was able to peacefully take White into custody.

Several other Sheriff’s officers (Cpl. Colon, Deputy Malcolm Cherry, Sgt. Alvin Hendrix, Detective Ronald Rascoe and Sgt. Harris Williams) responded on the scene and assisted Lt. Roebuck with a search of the vehicle as well as its occupants.

A check by officers revealed White was wanted for a parole violation by NC Probation and Parole.

As a result of the arrest, White has pending additional charges according to Roebuck that include: trafficking cocaine by possession, trafficking cocaine by transportation, and possession to intent to sell and distribute marijuana.

White is now being held without bond in the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail.