Drugs, gun found in NC home after armed man runs from deputy, Halifax County officials say

Deputies are looking for Kevin Carswell, age 28, of Scotland Neck. Photo from Halifax Co. Sheriff's Office.

SCOTLAND NECK, NC (WNCN) — Authorities in Halifax County are looking for an armed man who ran off as soon as they responded to a “shots fired” call at a home on Saturday afternoon.

The incident started at about 1:04 p.m. when Corporal S.N. Casey responded to a home on Henderson’s Farm Road about a shots fired call, said Deputy D.R. Radford of the  Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

When the deputy arrived, he saw Kevin Carswell, age 28, of Scotland Neck “standing on the front porch of the residence with a handgun,” Radford said.

As soon as the deputy got out of his patrol car, Carswell went inside of the house — and then fled through the back door, according to Radford.

Corporal S.N. Casey along with Officer A. Holland of the Scotland Neck Police Department then “conducted a protective sweep of the residence” and found what appeared to be a controlled substance inside of the house in plain view, Radford said.

After obtaining a search warrant, Lieutenant H.G. Phillips along with K-9 Josh searched the house, deputies said.

During the search, 50 dosage units of heroin, 2.5 grams of crack cocaine, a digital scale, a box of sandwich bags, a firearm, and U.S. Currency was seized from the house, Radford said in a press release.

Corporal S.N. Casey obtained warrants for Carswell for possession with intent to sell or deliver heroin, possession of heroin, possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine, maintaining a dwelling place for controlled substances, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The street value of the Heroin is estimated approximately $500, Radford said.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Kevin Carswell is encouraged to call the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office at 252-583-8201 or Halifax County Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.

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