2018-04-14 / News

Local man faces felony charge for eluding arrest

A Roxboro man has been charged with felony fleeing arrest with a motor vehicle, as well as three misdemeanors.

Trawick Lamar Edwards, 21, of 219 Johnson St., Roxboro, was arrested April 11 by Person County Sheriff ’s Investigator Jimmy Wilborn Jr. on the felony charge, as well as misdemeanors of no operator’s license, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer. He was confined to Person County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond.

The incident unfolded when Wilborn and Investigator B.D. Massey were conducting surveillance on an apartment complex on Hurdle Mills Road. They noticed an orange Dodge charger pull into the driveway and had recently received information from the Narcotics Unit that Edwards was selling narcotics out of the vehicle. The Dodge circled through the parking lot and came back out. Wilborn began following the vehicle and noted that Edwards was looking in his rear view mirror. Wilborn turned on his blue lights and siren, but Edwards sped up, and then slowed down, and was observed drinking water or soda from a bottle, apparently trying to swallow his narcotics before being arrested.

Edwards then pulled into the parking lot of the Word of Life Food Bank. Wilborn tried to block him from exiting onto Franklin Street and both vehicles made contact. Both vehicles were spinning in the parking lot as Edwards attempted to exit the Hill Street side and both vehicles again made contact. Both vehicles ended up in road on the Hill Street side. Edwards jumped from his vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Massey ran after him, while Wilborn turned Massey’s K-9 Luky out of the van to assist in the foot chase. Edwards was subsequently captured and taken to the Law Enforcement Center.

BREAKING AND ENTERING AND LARCENY

Sheriff ’s Deputy Christy Stewart is investigating a report of breaking and entering and larceny that occurred at 7520 Burlington Road.

The victims showed Stewart the damaged front door with the deadbolt still out. Once she was inside, Stewart noted that “it was very noticeable that someone had been inside and ransacked the whole house.”

Vivian stated no one lived at the house and they were cleaning it out in order to sell it. She said the last time they were at the house was a month ago.

She listed missing items totaling over $1,000 but said the house was so ransacked that this was just a partial list.

BREAKING AND ENTERING

Sheriff ’s Sergeant Heath Gill arrested Shana R. Koretz, 33, of 4430 Bowmanton Road, on April 10 on two felony counts: breaking and/or entering, and conspiracy to commit felony larceny. She was confined to Person County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond.

BURGLARY NETS FELONY CHARGES

A Timberlake man is facing three felony counts related to forced entry and larceny from buildings.

Sheriff ’s Sgt. Douglas Harrison arrested Chad Ryan Hicks, 30, of Timberlake, April 10 and charged him with felony burglary by forcible entry, felony larceny from buildings and an additional felony listed as “all other offenses.”

Harrison was assisted in the arrest by Sgt. Heath Gill and Deputy Christy Stewart.

He was confined to Person County Jail under a $40,000 secured bond.

RESTAURANT MONEY STOLEN

Roxboro police are investigating a breaking and entering report April 11 at the Brookland Eats restaurant at 333 Old Durham Road. The report came in at 9:11 a.m. when an employee reported for work. A cash register containing cash valued at $300 was reported stolen. Officer J.G. Wright is investigating.

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