Curfew extended through Thursday night in Hertford after violence

Posted at 3:48 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 15:49:03-04

HERTFORD, N.C - The small town of Hertford, North Carolina is fighting what they describe as a big crime element. The mayor says her law enforcement team suspect an outside element is coming in creating chaos in their town.

Hertford is North Carolina’s 7th oldest town with fewer than 2,200 citizens. Most people know it for its landscape alongside the Perquimans River.

Now, the mayor says she has been forced to protect her citizens by imposing a second curfew that expires Thursday at midnight.

Mayor Earnell Brown imposed the latest curfew citing outside elements, bringing with them violence and gunfire.

The curfew provisions are:

  • Youth under 18-years-old are to bee off the streets from 4 p.m. - 5:30 a.m.
  • Adults 18 and over are to be off the streets from 10 p.m. - 5:30 a.m. (exceptions include doctor appointments, childcare, school and employment)

Police will be enforcing the curfew.

Mayor Brown said she is working closely not only with her own police department on what she suspects is gang activity but is also welcoming assistance from the nearby Elizabeth City Police department and the Sheriff’s Department. She is closely monitoring the situation she says, for the safety for her citizens.