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Halifax deputy arrests break-in suspect

Posted November 12, 2008

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— An off-duty Halifax County Sheriff's deputy spotted and apprehended a man wanted on multiple break-ins Monday.

Deputy Willie Murphy Jr. identified Antwaan Deandre “Deon” Clanton, 35, of Weldon, a suspect in break-ins in the Weldon area, and called for backup.

Before help could arrive, the vehicle Clanton was riding in stopped at a Roanoke Rapids gas station. Murphy approached the car, ordered Clanton out and, when he refused, sprayed him with pepper spray.

Clanton was charged with four counts of larceny, two counts of damage to real property, two counts of resisting an officer and one count of assault on a government official. He was held in the Halifax County jail under a $100,000 bond.


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  • mramorak Nov 12, 2008

    Bad ANTWAAN!

  • Just the facts mam Nov 12, 2008

    Wow - I am glad I do not have to take my work home with me. That is the dedication of police officers - even when they are off work they are still protecting the public and risking their safety. There are people such as this officer who try to help the world, and other people such as this criminal who hurt the world.

  • mammothman53 Nov 12, 2008

    Good work,Deputy Murphy.Another criminal off the steets.At least for awhile,anyway.

  • NCMOMof3 Nov 12, 2008

    the criminal's preference shouldn't matter. He did not comply with an order from law enforcement, he's lucky to be breathing

  • djcnty8 Nov 12, 2008

    I am wondering if this guy would have preferred to be tased instead of sprayed.