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Two teens charged in Roanoke Rapids armed robbery

Posted July 13, 2012

Two 16-year-old boys are awaiting extradition to North Carolina from Virginia after being arrested Thursday in connection with an armed robbery in Roanoke Rapids in which the victim says he was beaten with a handgun.

Donavan Edwards, of Roanoke Rapids, and Sequan Carter, of Littleton, were arrested in Emporia, Va., the Halifax County Sheriff's Office said Friday.

A third person, Jeremiah Mangum, 23, of Roanoke Rapids, is still at large.

Investigators said that the victim in the robbery chased the men from the Brandy Creek area of Roanoke Rapids onto Interstate 95 before someone shot at his vehicle.

The victim was taken to Halifax Regional Medical Center for his injuries.


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  • doubletrouble Jul 13, 2012

    How does Obama have anything to do with this?? You can cry about unemployment numbers, bad times,etc..but the fact is, these "folks" have been running rampant for YEARS. Look up the depression, it was rampant then too...but, if you tried to steal a man's brood of chickens, he would/could light you up, the sheriff would come by and then call the undertaker, a done deal. The point being, it's the JUSTICE system that needs repair with repeat offenders and making prisons HARD, with shackles on their legs and busting rocks all day, regardless of the heat. Something else..if you try to take a person's things, well..you are taking your life in your own hands, give the law abiding citizen more rights, than these "folks". Prison now, is a badge of honor for some of these folks, the thing is..you need to make it where they NEVER want to come back + their life means NOTHING, when they step on another's property to rape, rob, or believe they are "entitled" to what a working person has earned. Publ

  • Coach K is still GREAT Jul 13, 2012

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    "They had such great futures ahead of them and they threw it all away. Obamanation" Really?? At the age of 16, they are already pulling gun and shooting other people. What kind of great future will they have?

    Da Toy Maker
    July 13, 2012 1:06 p.m.
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    Obamanation... I think you should've inserted ( sarcasm ) somewhere in your post...

  • lonewolf2735 Jul 13, 2012

    If Obama had a son(s),he would like these losers

  • ims1924 Jul 13, 2012

    Never have and never will contribute anything to society.

  • DivaD Jul 13, 2012

    Send them straight to prison, since they think they are so tough!

  • Scubagirl Jul 13, 2012

    hmmmmmmmmm, censors didn't like my first try......OK take 2:

    we will hear more from these boys.

  • onoudont Jul 13, 2012

    western wake- I am with you 100%!!

  • Obamanation Jul 13, 2012

    rickandlinda88, what parents?

  • rickandlinda88 Jul 13, 2012

    how proud their parents must be..16 and already no good..

  • jaydosse Jul 13, 2012

    Will they be charged as adults in North Carolina? How about tagging on an attempted murder charge!