HCSO roundup: Marijuana, stolen gun; man flees after chase

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Lieutenant Shane Guyant:

On Saturday shortly before 10:30 a.m. Corporal C. Sherrod observed the driver of a Lexus run a stop sign at Highway 561 and Drapers Road outside Enfield.

While speaking with the driver, Jaquan Tyrell Simmons, Sherrod observed Simmons and a female passenger acting nervous and being “extremely evasive,” Guyant said.

Sherrod learned there was marijuana and a gun hidden in the car. The deputy also learned that Simmons, 26, of Enfield, was driving on a revoked license.

A probable cause search revealed a 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol in the glove box, which was reported stolen from Davidson County.

A Mason jar containing marijuana and other paraphernalia was found hidden in a black bag in the trunk.

He faces the following counts: Felony possession of a stolen firearm, felony possession of marijuana, felony maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, and failure to stop for a stop sign.

Simmons received a $10,000 bond and July 28 court date.

The passenger was released and was not charged.

On Saturday around 1 a.m. Deputy N. Estes and Sergeant D. Coley initiated a traffic stop on Roanoke Street in Scotland Neck for a vehicle without headlights on.

Estes learned Bobby Dewayne Goods, 24, of Scotland Neck, was driving on a revoked license and there were outstanding warrants for his arrest in Edgecombe County for failure to comply with a court order.

When Estes attempted to arrest the man, Goods drove off and a chase ensued. He ran several stop signs and eventually crashed into a utility pole on Church Street.

Goods exited the vehicle and fled. He was not captured.

Goods is wanted for fleeing to elude arrest and other traffic offenses.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the sheriff’s office at 252-583-8201, Halifax County Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444 or through the anonymous P3 app.

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