One arrested, one sought in unrelated crimes

Published 5:43 pm Friday, February 18, 2022

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JACKSON – The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one suspect and is seeking another involved in unrelated crimes.

Arrest warrants have been drawn for 28-year-old Shai Maynor of Littleton and 44-year-old Willie Suiter of Weldon.

Shai Maynor

Maynor was developed as a suspect after Northampton deputies and investigators responded on Feb. 10 to numerous calls in the Potecasi area of Griffintown Road where citizens complained of vandalism.

After deputies canvassed the area and checked numerous homes within that area, approximately 11 different homes and a church were vandalized/damaged in the early morning hours of Feb. 9. Citizens had numerous items damaged to include but not limited to several vehicle tires, mail boxes, flower pots, windows, and larceny of a bicycle. NCSO Lt. Alan Roye began the investigation and upon developing a suspect, warrants were obtained on Feb. 16 for Maynor’s arrest. Those warrants charge Maynor with nine counts of injury to personal property, one count of injury to real property, one count of misdemeanor larceny, and one count of possession of stolen property.

If there are any other citizens that experienced property damage during this rash of vandalism, they are encouraged to contact the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office (252-534-2611 to file a report.

Willie Suiter

Those with information regarding Maynor’s whereabouts are encouraged to contact the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office or their local law enforcement agency.

Meanwhile, NCSO Detective Sgt. Ashley Leitner obtained arrest warrants on Feb. 14 for Suiter in reference to a residential breaking and entering and larceny that took place in Margarettsville on Feb. 11. Those arrest warrants charge Suiter with one count of breaking and entering a residence and one count of larceny after breaking and entering.

Suiter also has outstanding warrants for a previous breaking & entering case investigated by NCSO Sgt. M. Deloatch. This case began on Nov. 5, 2021 where it was reported that someone had broken into a residence in Seaboard and a vehicle within the yard.

After investigation, Sgt. Deloatch obtained warrants on Jan. 18, 2022 for Suiter’s arrest on the charges of one count of breaking & entering a motor vehicle, one count breaking & entering a residence, and one count larceny after breaking & entering.

Suiter was located and arrested on Feb. 17 in the Seaboard area. He was placed under a $2,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Northampton County Criminal District Court on Feb. 24.

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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