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Wanted Northampton Man Could Be Back In N.C., Authorities Say

Posted July 29, 2005 3:21 a.m. EDT

— Investigators think a Northampton County man wanted in two states on suspicion of trying to kill a Virginia State Police officer is back in the area.

Melvin Curry led authorities on a high-speed chase that ended in Roanoke Rapids last month, authorities said. He is accused of dragging the Virginia officer down Interstate 95.

Police said that when Curry was asked to step out of his car, he put it in drive and dragged the officer, who was not injured.

Investigators believe Curry may be back in Halifax County or Northampton County.