At approximately 3:13 a.m. Tuesday, Officer N. Powell with the Roanoke Rapids Police Department was dispatched to a location in Roanoke Rapids that houses abused and battered women in regard to a male subject entering one of the rooms through a window and assaulting a female living there.

Once in the room, the male subject, identified as Antwan Broadnax, 34, from the Emporia, Virginia, area began to assault the female, whom he was familiar with from a previous domestic situation, according to a press release from Chief Bobby Martin. Upon Powell’s arrival at the location, the suspect had fled the area with the victim’s cell phone and vehicle, along with her child’s cell phone.

Upon giving out a description of the suspect and the victim’s stolen car, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle traveling west on U.S. Highway 158. Broadnax refused to stop for the deputies and led them on a chase, which ended when he crashed the stolen vehicle he was driving. Broadnax was carried to a local hospital in regard to injuries he sustained in the collision.

The RRPD obtained warrants on Broadnax for first degree burglary, attempted kidnapping, common law robbery, larceny of a motor vehicle, assault on a female, misdemeanor larceny and possession of stolen goods. There is no further in regard to bond or a future court date.

According to Chief Martin, a child was present during the incident. Even though the child was not assaulted, the child witnessed the assault and is therefor a victim. The victims were treated and released with minor injuries.

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Broadnax was also involved with an incident with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office. At about 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, deputies were notified of a breaking and entering of a home that houses abused and battered women.

Deputies were provided a vehicle description of a black Lincoln passenger car Broadnax fled in. Deputy Alex Wood spotted a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle at U.S. Highway 158, near the U.S. Highway 48 intersection. Deputy Wood turned around in an attempt to stop the vehicle and Broadnax failed to stop and fled west bound on U.S. Highway 158. The vehicle continued westbound on U.S. Highway 158 and ran off of the roadway just west of Oak Grove Church Road, where it was involved in a single-car collision. Broadnax climbed from the wreckage and fled on foot a short distance before Deputy Wood and Cpl. Riche White apprehended him. As previously reported in the RRPD press release, he was taken to a local hospital. After being released, Broadnax was charged with felony speed to elude arrest, resist obstruct and delay, drive left of center, speeding, reckless driving, fail wear seat belt, and driving with revoked license.

Broadnax was also arrested on charges from the RRPD that stem from the breaking and entering as well as for outstanding warrants issued by the Dunn Police Department, which are as follows, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault by pointing a gun, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of firearm by felon and injury to personal property.

Broadnax is being held at the Halifax County Detention Center with no bond.