Jakela Shanice Armstrong

LAWRENCEVILLE – Jakela Shanice Armstrong, 32, from Whitakers, is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute on June 18, 2021.

According to information provided by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy D. C. Brown was dispatched to Lawrenceville Correctional Center, 1607 Planters Road, regarding a prison employee possessing narcotics. The investigator at the prison facility said Armstrong was carrying a plastic bag around with her all day. Officers are permitted to bring clear bags into the facility but they don’t typically keep the bags with them the entire day. Several officers noticed Armstrong walking rapidly toward a bathroom with the bag in her hands. Believing she would attempt to discard any possible contraband, she was stopped by an investigator who told her again to step into the investigator’s office and hand over her bag. She became aggressive put eventually surrendered her bag, which contained a white powder wrapped in clear plastic and black tape.

The evidence was placed in a locker at the sheriff’s office. After the investigation she was transported to the Meherrin River Regional Jail and the magistrate found probable cause for a warrant to be issued. She was placed under a $2,500 secured bond.

In other matters, Dallas Rayshun Rudd, 38, from Hollister, is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol on June 26, 2021 and refusal of blood or breath test on the same date.

Deputy A. W. Connell was traveling west on Hendricks Mill Road and passed a Honda Accord traveling east toward Ebony General Store. When the car passed it appeared to run off the road into the ditch. Connell turned around and caught up with the vehicle. The vehicle was swerving and rolled through the stop sign at Hendricks Mill Road and Ebony Road. Connell noticed that the vehicle swerved several more times into the opposite lane of travel. He conducted a traffic stop and found Rudd to be the driver. There were 4 other passengers in the vehicle. Connell explained the reason for the stop and he could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. Rudd said he was the best one in the car to drive and it was okay he would just call someone to come get them.

Rudd refused a preliminary breath test. He was arrested for DUI and one of the passengers drove Rudd’s vehicle home. Rudd was transported to the Meherrin River Regional Jail, charged and placed on a $2,500 unsecured bond. He was released when sober.

Andrew Michael Jenkins, 42, from Freeman, Virginia is charged with public intoxication on June 27, 2021.

Deputy A. D. Medlin was called to a residence on Governor Harrison Parkway, Freeman, for a male subject lying in the driveway who appeared to be intoxicated. Jenkins had 2 40-ounce bottles of Ice House beer laying on the ground beside him, one was unopened and the other was ½ empty. A preliminary breath test was offered. Jenkins was arrested for drunk in public and transported to the Meherrin River Regional Jail.