Shots fired in Roxboro neighborhood


Saturday night Roxboro police officers responded to a report of shots being fired in the 100 block of Mica Court.

According to the Roxboro Police Department, officers located two homes near Mica Court and Shale Circle that appeared to be damaged by what appeared to be a bullet.

The residents at both locations were not injured, according to the report.

This case is under investigation.

Arrest leads to more charges

Roxboro police responded to a disturbance at Dollar General on Weeks Drive Sunday afternoon.

When officers spoke with Phelica Guthmann, 24, 303 Oxford Road she told them she had an outstanding warrant for her arrest from Pitt County for failing to appear in court.

Officers confirmed the oustanding warrants and arrested her.

As she was being processed at the jail, dentention officers located marijuana concealed in her purse.

She was then charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance in a confinement facility.

She is being held in the Person County Jail under $2,000 bond for the warrant and $10,000 bond for the controlled substance charge.

Suspect ignites fire in home

According to the Person County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a home break in that had already occurred on Saint Paul Church Road Thursday evening.

Upon arrival, the victim’s son told the deputy that when his mother got home she discovered that someone had attempted to set the home on fire.

When the victim and grandson arrived to the home they saw that the downstairs window had been broken into and went upstairs to find the home had been set on fire.

According to the report, the victim does not live in her home. Her grandson is the only person living in the home.

When the deputy entered the home, he smelled a strong odor of what appeared to be gasoline and saw piles of ashes, smoke and heat damage in the living room.

He immediately called an investigator.

When the investigator arrived, he entered the home along with the deputy.

They could smell a strong odor of gasoline, they could see smoke damage on all the walls and floors, piles of ashes contained paper and trash and a five-gallon gasoline canister under a carpet on the left side of the house.

According to the report, this is not the first break-in at the house. Last month, someone broke into the home and stole several items.

This case is under investigation.

Hunting guns stolen

On Thursday morning, a deputy responded to a reported larceny on Rolling Hills Road.

According to the report, the suspect stole hunting guns from the victim’s shed.

The victim told the deputy he did not keep his shed locked and he had no suspects at this time.

This case is ongoing.


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