By David Leone
ROLESVILLE — A man police believe to be a repeat drug offender has also been charged with skipping court dates 14 times over the past three years.
Derrick Anton Hicks, 22, 205 Stoke Hammond Court, Rolesville, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer M.S. Cruthoff at the Wake County jail July 26 and charged with larceny of a motor vehicle and a probation violation.
He was also hit up with charges of failure to appear in court for driving and drug possession charges in Wake County and failure to appear in court for trafficking drugs and drug possession charges in Franklin County.
Hicks is being held at the jail on a $371,000 secured bond.
Hicks has previously been charged with possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and failure to appear in court on traffic charges in January; driving while license revoked, possession of a spring-loaded knife and multiple failure to appear in court charges in September, 2013, failure to appear in court for hit and run damaging property in March 2013 and other drug and failure to appear in court charges dating back to 2010. He was convicted of two counts of drug possession and maintaining a place for a controlled substance in 2011 and 2012, according to online N.C. Department of Correction records.
Offender at large
ZEBULON — A sex criminal was picked up on an outstanding warrant for skipping a court date regarding his failure to register as a sex offender.
Brandlous Pierre Montague, 28, 4107 Zebulon Road, Zebulon, was arrested by Wake County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Owens at the Wake County jail July 28 and charged with failure to appear in court in Wilson County for failure to register as a sex offender. Montague is in jail on that charge, two other failure-to-appear-in-court charges and for being a habitual felon on a $10,500 secured bond.
Montague has been convicted of three counts of assault by strangulation, two counts of sexual battery and second-degree kidnapping, assault on a female and an Internet sex offense in 2006, 2008 and 2011 in Wake County, for which he served a total of 34 months in prison.
Hit and run charged
FALLS — Dustin Todd Soileau, 28, 906 Bridge Way, Raleigh, was arrested by Raleigh Police Officer T.J. Goodman at 1300 Falls River Ave., Raleigh, in Falls, and charged with driving while impaired and hit and run causing property damage July 27 at 1:45 a.m.
It’s not Soileau’s first arrest. He has previously been convicted of two counts each of assault and battery, assault on a female and making threats, as well as violating court orders in 2007 and 2008 in Watuga County, for which he served four months in prison after his suspended sentence was revoked.