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Man wanted in Nash County nabbed in Windsor

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BY THADD WHITE
The Bertie Ledger-Advance

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

WINDSOR — A call to Windsor police for assistance with a shoplifter recently led to the arrest of a Virginia man wanted in Nash County.

Windsor Police Chief Todd Chief Lane said Cpl. Frank Ratzlaff and Officer Jessie Mizelle responded to Family Dollar in Windsor Square after they were called about a shoplifter.

Upon arriving at the scene, the officers were informed the suspect left the store after stealing cigarettes and an Xbox game. The employee of Family Dollar further stated the person was wearing a black puffy jacket and black jeans.

The officers emerged from the store and saw the suspect exit Food Lion. Officers reported the suspect changed directions upon seeing them and began walking down the alley of the back side of the shopping center.

The officers said they took the suspect into custody as he was attempting to throw the merchandise into a retention pond.

The suspect was identified as DeAngelo Harrison, 42, of Portsmouth, Va. He was arrested on larceny charges.

The officers began an investigation as to why Harrison was in Windsor and found out he was a registered sex offender in Virginia and was also wanted in Nash County. The outstanding warrants were for peeping tom and communicating threats.

“In most shoplifting cases, the suspect is issued a summons to appear in court and released,” Lane said. “In this case, Cpl. Ratzlaff and Officer Mizelle followed their gut instinct and conducted a thorough investigation. Because they did that, they were able to remove this suspect from the community.

“Both officers are to be commended for their diligence and commitment to keeping the community safe.” 

Harrison was taken to the Bertie County Magistrate's Office and placed under a $2,500 secured bond on the larceny charges. He made his first appearance Wednesday in N.C. District Court in Bertie County.

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