Crime in Roanoke Valley: Arrest for firearm use, hit-and-run charges

Roanoke Valley Police reported:

Halifax County Sheriff's Office

An Enfield man was arrested and charged Friday in connection with an April 24 shooting in the Drapers Road area of ​​Enfield.

Captain Scott Hall said Detective Sergeant T. Byers obtained arrest warrants for 34-year-old Rashad Monte Carter on charges of illegal possession of a firearm, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle and petty assault with a deadly weapon.

The sheriff's office reported at the time that the occupant of a vehicle suffered a gunshot wound to the leg during the shooting.

Initial reports indicated that two vehicles were traveling on Drapers Road and the occupants were shooting at each other.

Carter was easily arrested at his home by Byers and Detectives A. Holland and B. Edmondson.

He is currently in the Halifax County Detention Center, but is out of parole as he was previously released on bail for a crime in another county.

He has a date in district court on June 27.

Roanoke Rapids Police Department

Police Chief Shane Guyant reported around 1 p.m. Friday that a child under the age of 16 was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Park Avenue and East Tenth Street.

Officers learned that the driver of the vehicle, later identified as James Livingston, 30, of Roanoke Rapids, had left the scene of the accident.

Witnesses provided a detailed description of the vehicle and with the assistance of the Halifax County Sheriff's Office, it was located on Colonial Drive.

Livingston was taken into custody and charged by Officer B. Johnson with hit and run causing personal injury and failure to yield to a pedestrian.

He remains in the county jail and is unable to post bail because he faces a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in Warren County.

He has a date in district court on June 24.

The child suffered numerous injuries but was released from ECU North later that afternoon.