Law enforcement seeks public’s help

Mar. 07, 2014 @ 07:57 PM

The Henderson Police Department and Vance County Sheriff’s Office seek the public’s help to solve violent crimes that happened in the past month.

On Feb. 9, Henderson police responded to the 500 block of Young Avenue to a report of kidnapping and assault. The victim said a black man kidnapped her and assaulted her in the woods. The suspect is Steven Osborne Williams.

On Feb. 25, someone broke into U.S. Cellular, 403 Prosperity Drive, and stole several cellphones. Upon arrival, Henderson police found glass broken out of the front door.

On Feb. 2, Vance County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of larceny at 1500 Charlie Grissom Road. Bobby Cole said sometime during the night, someone took some $2,500 in lawn mowers, tires and rims, and other property.

On Feb. 8, Vance County sheriff’s deputies responded to a larceny at 1033 Garrett Road. The victim, Corbett Southerland, said someone took a four-wheeler and two dirt bikes valued at $2,500.

On Feb. 9, deputies with the Vance County Sheriff’s Office responded to 519 Cedar Cove Road regarding a larceny. The victim, Robert Holden, said someone had taken an all-terrain vehicle valued at $5,700.

Anyone with information about these crimes should call the police department’s Criminal Investigation Division at (252) 431-6063 or the sheriff office’s Investigation Division at (252) 738-2200.

Calls can also be made to Crime Stoppers at (252) 492-1925. Information is kept confidential and callers do not have to give their names. Anonymous tips can also be left at

Crime Stoppers will pay rewards up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of people responsible for these and other criminal offenses.