Richmond County sheriff’s deputies accuse man of trying to run during drug arrest

By: By Gavin Stone - Staff Writer

ROCKINGHAM — The sheriff’s office charged a Hamlet man with trying to escape deputies who were arresting him on drug charges and Rockingham police arrested a Hoffman woman who they say tried to cash a counterfeit check.

Quintin Lamar Calloway, 29, of West Hamlet Avenue, was allegedly under arrest for possession of three grams of crack cocaine when he tried to pull away from a pair of deputies, kicking one of them in the process, according to warrants for his arrest. He was keeping the drugs in his car, the warrants said.

Calloway is charged with one felony count each of: possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance; possession of cocaine; and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for keeping and selling a controlled substance. He is additionally charged with two misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer and one misdemeanor count of assault on a government official.

Calloway was arrested June 1 and booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $25,000 secured bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 14.

Calloway has never been incarcerated but has been convicted on multiple misdemeanor and felony charges in surrounding counties, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.

In May 2005, he was convicted of assault in Montgomery County and sentenced to probation. He also was convicted of a misdemeanor count of resisting an officer in August 2005 and on a misdemeanor count of willful injury to real property in January 2006, both also in Montgomery County.

His charges increased in severity in 2008, when he was convicted of two misdemeanors and a felony in Stanly County. Calloway was convicted of a misdemeanor charge of maintaining a place for a controlled substance in April and of larceny of a motor vehicle and resisting an officer in November.

In April 2017, he was convicted of a felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon in Montgomery County, for which he was also given probation.

Kalayah Karra White, 26, of Leader Lane, allegedly erased a payee’s name on a $1,097 check and wrote in her own, according to a warrant for her arrest. The warrant states that she tried to cash the check at the First Bank on East Broad Avenue in Rockingham.

White is charged with one felony count each of forgery of an instrument, uttering a forged instrument and attempting to obtain property under false pretenses. She was served warrants and given a $5,000 unsecured bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on June 14.

White was convicted in July 2013 of misdemeanor counts of larceny and simple assault in Moore County, for which she received probation, according to state records. She has never been incarcerated.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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By Gavin Stone

Staff Writer