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Mecklenburg deputies stay on the go responding to crime reports

SoVaNow.com / November 15, 2017
Burglaries, drunk driving arrests and assaults kept deputies with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office busy over the weekend.

On Thursday, Deputy Cody Mull investigated a break in at 109 Summerville Street in Clarksville. The victim told Mull she received a call while at work telling her of a possible break-in at her home; this was around 8:45 p.m.

Mull and the victim discovered an open window in the residence, which Mull believes was used to gain entrance. Taken were an Xbox and controllers. Following his investigation, Mull was able to recover the property and return it to the victim. He is in the process of obtaining a petition for a juvenile believed to have committed the crime. The juvenile will be charged with grand larceny and breaking and entering.

On Saturday deputies made three separate arrests involving individuals driving under the influence. At 2:41 p.m. Sgt. Andy Ramsey stopped Diante Lequan Womack of Halifax, while he was driving on Garrett Road near Buffalo Road in Clarksville. As he approached the vehicle, Ramsey said he detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside. During a weapon check pat down, Ramsey was advised by a passenger in the vehicle that he had marijuana in his coat pocket. A summons was issued for the unnamed passenger for possession of marijuana. Womack received a separate summons for driving with an expired state inspection sticker.

Joshua Aaron Watson of Durham, N.C. was transported to Meherrin River Regional Jail on Saturday, charged with eluding and driving under the influence. Around 9 p.m. Saturday, Corporal Travis Bailey observed a vehicle speeding on West Danville Street and Fairview Street near Goodes Ferry Road in South Hill. Bailey activated his blue lights and siren, but the vehicle sped up, passing a vehicle in a no passing zone trying to elude police. Baisey was finally able to make a stop. Bailey got the vehicle stopped on Fairview street off Goodes Ferry in South Hill.

Watson refused to submit to a breath test, and he was taken to jail where he is being held with no bond.

At 10:18 p.m., Deputy Josh Watts arrested Justin Lamont Branch Jr. of Norlina, N.C. following a traffic stop. Watts caught up with Branch on Highway One South near Holy Lane. When he approached the vehicle, Watts reported that he detected and odor he associated with marijuana coming from inside the car. Branch was issued summons for driving with no operator’s license, no registration, and possession of marijuana.

Tools were removed from a shop located in the 2600 block of Hunters Lane in Chase City. The victim told Cpl. Scott Edmonds his shop was burglarized sometime between 3 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. Sunday.

On Monday,13, Sgt. Brent Evans arrested Ricky Donell Bullock, age 40 of Baskerville following a domestic incident at the home he shared with the victim. Bullock was charged with domestic assault and booked to Meherrin River Regional Jail.

These cases remain under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 738-6171.



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