Roxobel man arrested for Northampton crimes

Published 10:09 am Thursday, July 7, 2022

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JACKSON – A Roxobel man stands charged with numerous criminal offenses in connection with breaking & entering and larceny cases that took place in Northampton County.

Dwight Davis

Dwight Davis, age 48, was developed as a suspect upon investigation of the break-ins and thefts. That investigation was conducted by Sgt. L. Baker and Lt. A. Collier of the Northampton Sheriff’s Office, Officer K. Simmons of the Jackson Police Department, and Officer T. Boone with Probation / Parole.

Northampton Sheriff Jack Smith said his deputies responded on consecutive days (June 26 and 27) to reports of breaking and entering at a hunting club and a residence, both located outside Rich Square.

Davis was charged with breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, larceny of a firearm, injury to real property, possession of a firearm by a felon, conspiracy to breaking & entering, conspiracy to felony larceny, accessory after the fact to breaking & entering, and habitual felon.

Sheriff Smith said numerous items were stolen and later recovered by detectives to include a zero-turn lawn mower, push lawn mower, jewelry, air compressor, and numerous other items.

Upon his arrest on June 27, Davis was jailed under a $275,000 secured bond.

Additionally, Davis was charged with two counts of breaking & entering, one count of injury to real property, and misdemeanor larceny by the Jackson Police Department for a crime that occurred on June 23. The secured bond for that criminal case was set at $2,000.

Davis is scheduled to make an appearance on Aug. 4 in Northampton County Criminal District Court.

“I am thankful that officers from both agencies were able to work together to apprehend the subject involved in these breaking and entering’s,” Sheriff Smith stated.

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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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