Elizabeth City man, juvenile arrested on gun and drug charges

Sayqwan Kylik Jones. [Dare County Sheriff's Office]

On December 5, 2022, at approximately 1:03 pm, Sheriff Dougthie attempted to pull over a vehicle for speeding on Hwy 64 coming towards Manteo from the Pirates Cove area. The vehicle failed to yield to the blue lights and siren and turned into Manteo where other Sheriff’s Office Deputies were able to assist in getting the vehicle stopped in front of the Christmas Shop. Two individuals were detained, and a search was conducted. During the search two handguns, an amount of Cocaine and US Currency were located and seized.

Sayqwan Kylik Jones, M/20, Driver, Elizabeth City, was arrested and charged with (F) PWISD Cocaine, (F) Maintaining a Vehicle, (F) Possession of a Firearm with Altered Serial Number, (F) Possession of a Stolen Firearm, (F) Flee to Elude, (M) Driving While License Revoked, (M) Contributing to Delinquency of a Minor and Speeding. Jones was released on a $33,000 secured bond.

The second person in the vehicle is a juvenile and juvenile petitions were taken for (F) PWISD Cocaine, (F) Possession of a Stolen Firearm, (M) Possession of Firearm by a Juvenile, (M) Carry a Concealed Weapon and (M) RDO. The juvenile was taken into secured custody.