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Three Halifax men charged with kidnapping, robbery

Posted September 15, 2008 1:35 p.m. EDT

— Three Halifax County men are charged with robbing and kidnapping at least one person from the front porch of a Roanoke Rapids area home Friday night.

Four people were on the porch at N.C. Highway 93 and Everett's School Road shortly before midnight when Travis Tyshon Jackson, of Roanoke Rapids, approached and asked to make a phone call.

Within minutes of Jackson's call, Elvin Maurice Alston, 20, of Roanoke Rapids, and Jacques Jermaine Jefferson, 19, of Littleton, came up to the porch. They carried a pistol and rifle.

One victim was taken from the porch at gun point, and then driven a half-mile down N.C. 903. The victim was robbed and then left on the side of the road.

No one was injured during the robbery and kidnapping.

Deputies Emerson Carroll and Curtis Hawkins responded to a call about the incident at 12:54 p.m. Saturday.

Jackson, Alston and Jefferson were each charged with one count of first-degree kidnapping, four counts of second-degree kidnapping and one count of robbery with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

They were being held in the Halifax County Jail under separate $10,000 bond. Their first court date was set for Oct. 22.