2017-12-06 / News

Person man faces felony drug charge

William Travis Craven, 38, who lives at 5808 Burlington Road in Person County, was arrested Dec. 1 for felony possession of cocaine, and misdemeanor charges of driving with a revoked license and following too close.

He was taken to the Law Enforcement Center and placed under a $10,000 secured bond.

On Dec. 1, Sheriff ’s Deputy J.C. Dixon said he was advised by Sgt. Mark Harris to be on the lookout for a green van that possibly had illegal drugs inside, in the vicinity of Burlington Road.

Dixon spotted a van fitting the description following closely behind an tractor-trailer.

On activating his lights, Dixon saw the van attempt to turn into his driveway but missed it and ran into the ditch.

The suspect then opened his door and attempted to flee but Dixon shoved him back into the vehicle.

The suspect denied having any illegal substances on him, but a pat down revealed “two small gravel like objects in his right front pocket which Dixon believed to be cocaine.”

Craven then said he started smoking crack again after his sister died.

He was subsequently arrested and taken to the Law Enforcement Center for processing.

Firearms reported stolen

Person County sheriff ’s deputies responded to a report of breaking and entering and larceny of firearms reported by a homeowner on Virgilina Road on Monday.

The victim told Sgt. Mark Harris the items were stolen on Friday or Saturday.

He said the firearms stolen were a .22 leaver action rifle and an SKS rifle and a jar containing about $200 in change.

He said the firearms were locked in a safe and the key to the safe was in a closet, along with the jar of change.

The victim said only three people knew of the location of the key.

One was his mother, the other his girlfriend, and the third was someone he worked with.

Harris noted that the point of entry to the house was the rear door and someone had used a pry tool to gain entry.

The case remains under investigation.

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