Arrest in Sex Offense of a Child

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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