Man charged with Child Abuse

On January 27, 2018 at approximately 12:30am Roanoke Rapids Police Department responded to a call about a disturbance in the 1800 of Daniels Street. When Officer S. Blythe arrived he found Donquel Tyjuan Gupton 32 of Roanoke Rapids holding a small child in his arms causing a disturbance.  When Officers tried to calm Mr. Gupton down he ran from the officers and then fell down and began squeezing the child.  Officers S. Blythe and A. Green were able to get the child away from Mr. Gupton at that point, Mr. Gupton was arrested and charged with child abuse and resisting/delaying/obstructing an officer. Mr. Gupton was given a $1,000 bond and a February 16, 2018 court date.


Master Officer J. Hardy assisted.