Rich Square man faces multiple charges

Published 4:53 pm Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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JACKSON – A Rich Square man faces multiple charges, to include stealing a motor vehicle, following his arrest today (Wednesday).

Northampton County Sheriff’s Deputy C. Boden arrested 27-year-old Dontay Pugh upon serving outstanding warrants for first-degree burglary, larceny after breaking and entering, and larceny of a motor vehicle.

Dontay Pugh

He was jailed under a $25,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Northampton County Criminal District Court on Aug. 13 to answer the charges.

The warrants were the result of an investigation conducted by Northampton Sheriff’s Lt. A. Roye that began on Saturday (Aug. 8) where a home was burglarized and a vehicle stolen from the residence.

Pugh was later involved in a high-speed chase while driving the stolen vehicle in state of Virginia. He was able to elude arrest there, but now faces charges in Virginia per his arrest in North Carolina.

Additionally, Northampton Sheriff Jack Smith said more charges are expected in the coming days against Pugh pertaining to Aug. 8 investigation and other similar investigations in the Rich Square area where it is believed this subject is involved.

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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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