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Auto parts theft fugitive arrested

GARYSBURG – After months of searching, a Roanoke Rapids man was arrested and charged with numerous counts of larceny of motor vehicle parts.

Jacob Davis, age 32, stands charged with thefts of catalytic converters in Northampton and Halifax counties. He also has charges in Greensville County, VA that include a fugitive warrant for felony grand larceny of motor vehicle parts.

Jacob Davis

The Southampton County, VA Sheriff’s Office has also been searching for Davis over the past few months for catalytic converter thefts.

Davis was arrested on Sept. 22 by the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office and Gaston Police Department at the Super 8 Motel located near Garysburg.

Charges against Davis in Northampton County include case investigations conducted by Sgt. W. Kilian and Sgt. A. Leitner. These cases included incidents dating between May 2021 to September 2021. Charges included 11 counts of larceny motor vehicle parts, 11 counts possession of stolen goods / property, and 12 counts injury to personal property.

Charges served out of Halifax County included order for arrest for 2nd degree trespass and misdemeanor larceny, and 12 counts of orders for arrest indictments for larceny of motor vehicle parts.

Davis was jailed under a $199,250 bond. He was held under no bond for the Virginia charges, pending extradition.

Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith commended Deputy G. Reed, Chief C. Dixon with Gaston Police Dept., and Capt. C. Parker for their dedication and long hours of surveillance to apprehend this subject. He also thanked the investigators, narcotics unit, and the patrol division with Northampton County Sheriff’s Office who worked tirelessly to investigate cases and work together to apprehend Davis.

“I would also like to thank the Greensville County Sheriff’s Office, Southampton County Sheriff’s Office, and Halifax County Sheriff’s Office for working closely with our agency in these cases, search operations, and the apprehension of this fugitive. I’m thankful we were able to apprehend this subject with no further incident,” Smith stated.