4 Charged In Halifax County Attempted Murder

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

Three people are behind bars in our state charged with attacking and stabbing a woman more than 20 times and leaving her for dead.

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office says the motive was drug related. Timothy Moran, Toni Draper, and Lauren Draper are charged with attempted first degree murder and are being held on $500,000 bonds in Halifax County. Deputies say the victim knew the suspects from Virginia, rode to North Carolina with them, and after a pit stop in Roanoke Rapids, two of the suspects beat and stabbed the woman and left her for dead on the roadside. Authorities say the victim crawled to a nearby home and is recovering well now.

Jerry Draper III is charged with accessory after the fact and is also being held on a half million dollar bond.


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  • by Harold Location: Virginia Beach on Jan 14, 2012 at 10:32 PM
    The violence comes from the money issue, not the drugs. It is BECUASE it is illegal that makes it expensive and drives the violence. the very beginning of organised crime in USA was the prohibition of alcohol!! Didn't exist before then.
  • by Ben Location: Kinston on Jan 12, 2012 at 05:12 AM
    After reading this story some idiots will still advocate legalizing drug use. Addicts are responsible for many of the crimes in this area. Low-life crack addicts will kill innocent people in order to get ten bucks for another "high".
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      by MAC on Jan 12, 2012 at 08:39 AM in reply to Ben
      Ten bucks?!?!? I knew I have been paying too much!
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      by c-had on Jan 12, 2012 at 02:17 PM in reply to Ben
      I have never heard anyone in my entire life advocating legalizing crack.Cannabis ,h@#$ yeah!
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Jan 11, 2012 at 06:21 PM
    That is just terrible. I hope these people/animals are caught and prosecuted to the fullest. They knew what they were doing from the start. Embarrassment to the human race.
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      by obamanot on Jan 12, 2012 at 02:48 AM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
      Human?Last I checked a human has a conscience,heart and soul.These dolts have none of the above.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 11, 2012 at 05:26 PM
    Show their pictures because we all know the descriptions.
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      by HAHA!! on Jan 12, 2012 at 08:12 AM in reply to
      Bet you thought something else didn't you!!! LMBO!!
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