DEPUTIES: Inmates Accused Of Extortion For Bottom Bunk Rights

Two prisoners are facing even more trouble with the law, accused with the assault and extortion of a fellow inmate.

Halifax County deputies have charged 22-year-old Deunta Squire from Roanoke Rapids and 21-year-old Timothy Arrington from Enfield. They say the two men confronted the victim an threatened him with bodily harm if he didn't pay for his bottom bed space in the cell block.

The victim was assaulted, according to deputies. Arrington's bond was set at $2,500 while Squire was given a $25,000 bond. They have an April 11th court date.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 9, 2012 at 02:07 PM
    how do the get a bond if they are already in prison. I say line them up and shot them.
  • by MadMax on Mar 9, 2012 at 01:55 PM
    give them a spot on the floor, give them each a pillow and a blanket, and charge them for it, I HATE A THUG!!!
  • by Witness on Mar 9, 2012 at 09:15 AM
    We need to rehabilitate them! Teach them a skill!
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      by Anonymous on Mar 9, 2012 at 12:03 PM in reply to Witness
      They HAVE A SKILL! That's what got them in the big house in the first place!
  • by V on Mar 9, 2012 at 07:03 AM
    Prisoners who think they can defraud someone while in jail? Either of these men grow up/lived in government owned housing? There's an open debate right how something that began as a program to help folks during tough times morphed into generations of men/women who now think they don't need to work to own. They expect housing and more to be given to them! Did these two think their cells were just home away from home? I vote they have to PAY US for their bed time there.
  • by DIXIECHICK Location: ENC on Mar 9, 2012 at 03:59 AM
    Pack them in so tight that they all suffocate. Prisoners have no rights. If they commit the crime, they can survive the best way they can in prison. We shouldn't have to pay for them.
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      by Scott on Mar 9, 2012 at 05:33 AM in reply to DIXIECHICK
      The problem with your statement is that we DON'T know if they commited any crime yet! They have yet to be convicted! I got a feeling if you were ever wrongly accused you would feel totally different! They get their day in court first. I guess you want to use the constitution for a piece of toliet paper or something. Thats what seperates our country from nazi germany turbo! Geez!
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        by anon on Mar 9, 2012 at 06:02 AM in reply to Scott
        read the story! they are 'prisoners' that means they are in prison , not jail. they have already been convicted of something and are in prison, they are awaiting trial now on the extortion charges. Geez!
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        by Anonymous on Mar 9, 2012 at 06:42 AM in reply to Scott
        The Constitution does not apply to public opinion. They will have their day in court. Odds are they are guilty.
  • by p on Mar 8, 2012 at 06:24 PM
    Dude on the right looks all swollen.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 at 11:29 PM in reply to p
      Looks like he slep on the floor.
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      by BLAH on Mar 9, 2012 at 02:37 AM in reply to p
      Yep looks like a swelled up tick off of a dog.I would like to step on him a listen to him pop!
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      by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2012 at 02:09 PM in reply to p
      lol They ALL look that way
  • by enfield native Location: rack city on Mar 8, 2012 at 02:37 PM
    nash co jail dont play dat bruh they will c u again folla
  • by Boats Location: Beaufort on Mar 8, 2012 at 12:53 PM
    Put 'em in the box for a couple of months. They'll think twice before doing it again. Oh, wait a minute, the bleeding hearts say we can't use the box any more, it's inhumane. Guess we'll have to give them another slap on the wrist and put them into top bunks instead...
  • by Laronda Fantasia Venetian Blinds Location: You know where I be typing from! on Mar 8, 2012 at 12:50 PM
    WITN......racist story. Hmmph. You get what's coming to you, that be sure. These boyz just misspoken....mistaken.....hmmpth. Faces don lie.....they be sorry.
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      by ROCK on Mar 8, 2012 at 02:01 PM in reply to Laronda Fantasia Venetian Blinds
      Really! You might consider a spelling refresh class.
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      by John "Knows that aint your middle name" Robbins on Mar 8, 2012 at 05:01 PM in reply to Laronda Fantasia Venetian Blinds
      I fail to see where this story is racist.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 8, 2012 at 06:08 PM in reply to Laronda Fantasia Venetian Blinds
      I detect a bit of sarcasm here.
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        by Greg; Snow Hill on Mar 9, 2012 at 05:01 AM in reply to
        @ ROCK and John: I do believe that Laronda's post was meant to be sarcastic. I gotta tell you though.....putting Venetian Blinds in the name....made me totally laugh out loud.
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      by Papreeka on Mar 9, 2012 at 05:16 AM in reply to Laronda Fantasia Venetian Blinds
      MMM MMM I no dats write!You gots a funny name though.Nome say'n.
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      by James on Mar 9, 2012 at 05:35 AM in reply to Laronda Fantasia Venetian Blinds
      They be sorry? Wow, you sound real educated. Read your statement and please think before you type!
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        by Anonymous on Mar 9, 2012 at 07:05 AM in reply to James
        Um, it be called "sarcasm."
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      by MC Jamal on Mar 9, 2012 at 03:45 PM in reply to Laronda Fantasia Venetian Blinds
      Typical racist hiding behind a sad attempt at humor.These young men will pay their due to the state,but you will have to pay a higher due.For someone to attempt humor like this is no better than the"Black Face"humor of old.Wake up and look out the trailer door,the year is 2012,the times they are a changing.
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        by oshawnetta on Mar 13, 2012 at 02:10 PM in reply to MC Jamal
        Hooooooooooooo Wheeeeeeeeeeee!!! Lawdee me Jamal. Why you be so what dey be callin' uptight?
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        by Black Face on Mar 13, 2012 at 07:35 PM in reply to MC Jamal
        Com'on, Jamal....If it was a "brutha" doing a "White Face" skit, you'd be howling like Wolfman Jack. Just like the Beverly Hillbillies....that was funny, to you...yet Amos & Andy was offensive and had to be canceled. You can dish it out but can't take it. Child race.
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      by oshawnetta on Mar 13, 2012 at 02:14 PM in reply to Laronda Fantasia Venetian Blinds
      You gots dat right Lo-ronda. I seen dem two at de quarterly meetin' las' week, and dey sang so purty. Hoooooooooooooooooo Wheeeeeeeeeeee!!
  • by Oh Well on Mar 8, 2012 at 12:34 PM
    Well they wanna be paid for the bunk, because taxpayers paid their sorry butts to lay in their beds at home!
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