Man Found With City's Stolen Gun

A man is behind bars accused of having a gun that was reported stolen from the city of Roanoke Rapids.

Lawmen arrested Travon Baker early Sunday morning in Roanoke Rapids. Initially, authorities had a warrant to arrest Baker for assault on a female, but also looked into drug complaints they had received about him. After searching, lawmen found 3.7 grams of cocaine and a handgun reported stolen from the city, officials say.

It is unclear if the gun belonged to the Roanoke Rapids Police Department or not. Baker is currently at the Halifax County jail under a $5,000 bond.


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  • by fred Location: martin co on Nov 7, 2011 at 04:35 PM
    How did the city of RR lose the gun,,did someone steal it from a cop,,,did they just lose it,,Id have a hard time finding this man guilty,,if the city cant keep up with the guns
  • by Jack Location: Greenville on Nov 7, 2011 at 10:22 AM
    Correction on my comment...I mean Roanoke Rapids...not Rocky Mount. Sorry.
  • by Jack Location: Greenville on Nov 7, 2011 at 10:21 AM
    Only a $5,000 bond for felony possession of cocaine and possession of a stolen firearm?? I think the criminals are better off in Rocky Mount! They will be on the streets much faster.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 7, 2011 at 01:54 PM in reply to Jack
      I have serious concerns about this $5000 bond! Should the bond not be $50,000? Could it be a typo??? If not a typo, who is responsible for this $5000 bond?
  • by Worthless Location: Greenville on Nov 7, 2011 at 09:20 AM
    I'm sure when he gets out he will move to Greenville to be with our worthless non working population!
  • by Marie Location: Greenville on Nov 7, 2011 at 05:14 AM
    What a cool dude!
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      by Dalphyne on Nov 7, 2011 at 08:13 AM in reply to Marie
      You are correct Marie - cool and stupid.
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