On Sept. 22, Deputy G. Reed, Capt. C. Parker and Chief C. Dixon with Gaston Police Department apprehended 32-year-old Jacob Davis of Roanoke Rapids.

Agents conducted surveillance on Davis at the motel throughout the night on Sept. 21 and later tactfully approached the motel room for the arrest, according to a press release from Capt. Patrick Jacobs with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office. The NCSO, Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, Gaston PD, Greensville County Sheriff’s Office and Southampton County Sheriff’s Office have been extensively searching for Davis over the past few months, where he faces charges in all four counties related to catalytic converter thefts.

Deputy R. Giglio processed and served all outstanding warrants on Davis. Charges served out of Halifax County included order for arrest for second degree trespass and misdemeanor larceny and 12 counts of orders for arrest indictments for larceny of motor vehicle parts.

Charges for Northampton County included case investigations conducted by Sgt. W. Kilian and Sgt. A. Leitner. These cases included incidents dating between May 2021 to September 2021. Charges included 11 counts of larceny motor vehicle parts, 11 counts possession of stolen goods/property and 12 counts injury to personal property.

Charges for Greensville County included a fugitive warrant for felony grand larceny of motor vehicle parts. Davis received a secured bond in the amount of $199,250. He received no bond, pending extradition for the Virginia charges.

“I would like to commend Deputy G. Reed, Chief C. Dixon with Gaston Police Department and Capt. C. Parker for their dedication and long hours of surveillance to apprehend this subject,” said Sheriff Jack Smith with the NCSO. “I would also like to thank investigators, narcotics unit and the patrol division with Northampton County Sheriff’s Office who worked tirelessly to investigate cases and work together to apprehend this subject. I would also like to thank Greensville County Sheriff’s Office, Southampton County Sheriff’s Office and Halifax County Sheriff’s Office for working closely with our agency in these cases, search operations and the apprehension of this fugitive. I’m thankful we were able to apprehend this subject with no further incident.”