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Detectives follow signal to stolen computer

The laptop, which was reported stolen from a school in Gaston, had a locator device that emitted an electronic signal.

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Travis Julius Hopson
ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. — A Roanoke Rapids man was arrested and charged with felony possession of stolen goods when a stolen laptop was found at his house.

The laptop, which was reported stolen from a school in Gaston, had a locator device that emitted an electronic signal and enabled detectives to track it to an address on Wheeler Street in Roanoke Rapids.

Several people at the residence identified the suspect for Halifax County sheriff's deputies. Travis Julius Hopson was placed under $1,500 bond.

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