Pitt County Sheriff's Office
Pitt County Sheriff's Office

Pitt County Sheriff's Office

Pitt County Sheriff's Office

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Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 

For Immediate Release:
January 10, 2011

Pitt County Sheriff Speaks Out On Safety

In the aftermath of the deadly mass-shooting at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' political event in Tucson on Saturday, and the open gun fire at a school board meeting in Bay County, Florida in December, Pitt County Deputies will have an increased presence at similar events. Sheriff Neil Elks said his office is keeping a closer eye on similar gatherings and meetings following events such as these.

“We are stepping up security to deter any threat,” stated Elks. “As always, we are reviewing our procedures to keep our citizens, and our public officials, as safe as possible.” Elks also said it's important for citizens to alert deputies of suspicious behavior. "If you see something out of the ordinary, or if someone is posting strange messages on social sites, let us know, and so that suspicious activity can be checked out," said Elks. Local politicians who feel uneasy or threatened can also request extra security from the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office if there are safety concerns.

"We must, in a democracy, have access to our constituents," said Elks. “Meetings and informal events like the one Giffords was hosting on Saturday are an important part of hearing from the people that are being represented.”

For more Information, contact:
Christy Wallace
Public Information Director
252-902-6357

Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 

For Immediate Release:
January 28, 2011

Arrest in Sex Offense of a Child In July, 2010, a report was filed with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office involving Sex Offenses against a child. These offenses took place over a three year span. In November, 2010, a possible suspect was asked to take a polygraph, but fled Pitt County. Warrants were then sworn out on the suspect. Apprehension efforts began with attempting to narrow his location from many states. Once the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office determined that the suspect was in Richmond, VA, the USMS Fugitive Task Force was notified to assist in bringing the suspect into custody. On January 20, 2011, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office was notified that the suspect was in custody in Virginia. Lannice Lavert Collins, DOB: 12/20/1963, was arrested and charged with First Degree Sex Offense of a Child. Collins awaits extradition back to North Carolina.

For more Information, contact:
Christy Wallace
Public Information Director
252-902-6357

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