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Two charged with stealing vehicles, firing shots

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BY BILL WEST
Staff WRiter

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Two Rocky Mount men were apprehended on Monday after allegedly stealing a farm truck in Nash County, firing shots at farm workers, abandoning the truck in Halifax County, high-tailing away in a stolen car and going down Interstate 95, authorities said.

Kelvis Parnell Marshall, 27, and Keywanta Tyree Sharpe, 23, are both charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle, Nash County Chief Deputy Brandon Medina said in a press release. Marshall was jailed under a $150,000 secured bond and Sharpe was jailed under a $30,000 secured bond, Medina said.

Deputies on Monday responded to the 10900 block of N.C. 33 in the Whitakers area after a Fisher Farms truck was stolen while workers were in a field, Medina said.

The suspects fired a weapon at two workers before driving away in the truck and one of the workers followed the suspects, Medina said.

The suspects entered Halifax County, where they left the truck near an intersection, Medina said.

As the suspects got into a Chevrolet Cruze, they fired at the worker who had been following them, Medina said.

Another worker followed the suspects as they headed south on I-95 and the suspects pulled into the rest area and got out of the vehicle, Medina said.

The suspects ran from deputies, but a law enforcement bloodhound was brought into the area and the suspects were arrested a short time later, Medina said.

The Chevrolet was found to have been stolen from Wake County on or about May 29, Medina said.

In addition to the theft-related charges, Marshall and Sharpe are both charged with assault with a deadly weapon and assault by pointing a firearm. Marshall also is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Marshall, of the 2200 block of Blue Willow Lane, and Sharpe, of the 1100 block of Delphia Drive, are both due to appear today in District Court in Nashville.

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