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Halifax deputy arrests break-in suspect

Posted November 12, 2008 12:05 p.m. EST

— 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.