12 arrested during unannounced searches in Nash, Edgecombe counties
Posted April 14, 2014
Rocky Mount, N.C. — North Carolina Department of Public Safety officers conducted unannounced searches at the homes of 20 people on probation, parole or post-release supervision in Nash and Edgecombe counties on April 10.
Officers arrested 12 people, including a probation absconder, and seized weapons, drugs and drug paraphernalia.
“These type of operations show offenders that we are serious about enforcing the terms of probation and parole supervision,” W. David Guice, commissioner of adult correction and juvenile justice, said in a statement. “We will not tolerate those who continue to possess drugs and weapons and engage in gang activity while on probation or parole.”
The following people were arrested, according to authorities:
- Yolanda Jordan, had a marijuana roach and drug paraphernalia and was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor probation violation
- Kortate Wilkins had drug paraphernalia and was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia
- Francis Evans had 4.5 grams of marijuana, six bags, $18 in cash and baggies and was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver (marijuana), maintaining a dwelling, simple possession and felony probation violation
- Kenneth Williams had a .22-caliber revolver, marijuana and drug paraphernalia and was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell and deliver and misdemeanor probation violation
- Carlos Dunn had three baggies with marijuana resin and was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor probation violation
- Thomas Bellamy and Michael Vick had 28 bags of marijuana, sandwich bags, a utility knife and loose seeds and were charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a dwelling and simple possession, as well as a felony probation violation for Bellamy and a misdemeanor probation violation for Vick
- Lazenevon Bastien had drug paraphernalia and was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia
- Marquavian Mosley had a marijuana grinder and baggies and was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia
- Eric Kokoruda had three 12-gauge shotgun shells, one 44 magnum bullet, and a switchblade knife with brass knuckles and was charged with felony probation violation
- Marquez Forte had a .38-caliber revolver and was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and felony probation violation
- Tory Parker was a probation absconder and was captured
The warrantless search operation was conducted by NCDPS officers, including probation/parole officers from Nash and Edgecombe counties, probation/parole officers assigned to U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Forces and an FBI task force.
State K-9 units from the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice participated, along with officers from the Rocky Mount Police Department gang unit.
The effort was organized by the Security Services section of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, which handles security management across prisons, probation, parole, juvenile facilities and juvenile supervision.