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Roxboro armed and dangerous suspect turns himself in

Posted August 5
Updated August 7

— A man who fled from officers Friday during a "high-risk" traffic stop turned himself in Sunday evening, Roxboro police said.

Marquis Torain was considered armed and dangerous, according to the Roxboro Police Department.

Officers tried to arrest Torain on outstanding warrants that included assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling, but he fled on foot from the traffic stop.

Because of Friday's incident, he has since been charged with possession with intent to sell crack cocaine, resisting a public officer, carrying a concealed gun and possessing with intent to use marijuana paraphernalia.

The traffic stop occurred around 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Southern Food Mart located at 1274 Hurdle Mills Road after police received a tip.

Officers seized firearms and narcotics from Torain's vehicle, police said. Police had begged Torain to turn himself in after Friday's incident.

"Anytime we're out and about looking for someone, there's a sense of the unknown. It's that unknown that always create that sense of anxiety both for the family members and for law enforcement," said Chief of Police David L. Hess.

WRAL received a tip from family members that Toriain had planned to turn himself in Sunday night and that everyone wanted it to be done peacefully. They said they wanted media and cameras there to ensure the interaction was peaceful and safe.


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