LAWRENCEVILLE – Richard Junior Fields, 48, from Rawlings, Virginia is charged with possession of a Schedule I, II Controlled Substance on Jan. 2, 2021 and operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, second or subsequent offense.
Captain Brad Evans with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy T. Harding was operating patrol on Old Stage Road and noticed a sedan with a temporary tag that showed an expiration date of Sept. 10, 2020. The vehicle made a right turn on Liberty Road and then turned on Twin Road and Harding conducted a traffic stop.
Fields was the operator who stated that he did not have a license on him at the time. Harding learned that Fields was a habitual offender. He conducted field sobriety tests. Fields stated that he was a user of cocaine. Fields passed the field sobriety tests.
Permission to search the vehicle was given. During the search Harding found 3 separate baggies of what appeared to be cocaine. The passenger stated he knew of the baggies but they were not his. Fields admitted the narcotics were his but said he was not selling it. Fields had a metal smoking device in his back pocket and alerted Harding of the device. Fields was placed under arrest for possession of cocaine and charged with driving revoked and for having expired registration and for tags not belonging to the vehicle. He was held on a $3,000 secured bond.
In other matters, Daneka Neshelle Robinson, 28, from Lawrenceville, Virginia is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol on Jan. 1, 2021 and for not having a valid operator’s license, second or more offense.
Deputy A. W. Connell responded to a call of a suspicious person at 974 Rose Drive. While in the 1400 block of Rose Drive he met a car on his side of the road. He pulled off the road to avoid a wreck and initiated a traffic stop. Robinson was the driver. Connell smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from her person and it appeared the passenger was passed out. While talking with Robinson he noticed that her eyes were glassy and her speech was slurred. She was given a field sobriety test and blew a 0.17% BAC. She was arrested and transported to the Meherrin River Regional Jail and began the 20 minute observation period. Another test was given and she blew a 0.20% BAC. Robinson said she knew she didn’t need to drive which is why she took the back roads. Warrants were issued and she was held on no bond because she was already out on a $25,000 secured bond for a probation violation.
Karena Lashea Harris, 30, from Newport News, Virginia is charged with driving on a suspended/revoked license on Dec. 22, 2020.
Evans said at 3:36 p.m. Deputy A. W. Connell stopped a four door Nissan for not displaying any tags. Harris was the driver. She said she was suspended and further stated that she just got her car out of the impound lot at Steve’s Car Care in Lawrenceville. The car did not have any tags, state inspection, or insurance. She was arrested and released on an unsecured bond. She was issued a summons for no insurance, no vehicle registration and no state inspection.
Tyler Gage Lanier, 27, from Hollister, N.C. is charged with shoplifting, concealment on Dec. 28, 2020, specifically merchandise from the Dollar General in Gasburg.
Deputy T. W. Lewis responded to the call and was informed the suspect was believed to be driving a black truck that was located in the parking lot of the Citizens Community Bank. The investigation showed that Lanier had taken 7 spray duster cans. He was placed under arrest for a failure to appear charge out of Southampton County. The surveillance tape was reviewed and provided to the sheriff’s office. Lanier was charged with shoplifting in Brunswick County and held with no bond for the charge out of Southampton County.