Franklin man wanted for armed burglary

Published 11:10 am Monday, April 1, 2013

FRANKLIN—The Franklin Police Department and the Southampton County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s help to locate a 29-year-old Franklin man wanted in connection with an armed burglary.

Wanted-DeAndre Artis web


De’Andre Rayfel Artis is suspected of a home invasion while armed with a shotgun on Dewey Street in March. Artis is also believed to be responsible for the burglary to a house on Pine Street in September.

Police have issued warrants for Artis for burglary, larceny, assault and battery and use of a firearm in commitment of a felony.

Artis is to be considered armed and dangerous, according to police.

Anyone with information about Artis’ whereabouts is asked to contact the Franklin Police Department at 562-8575 or Southampton Sheriff’s Office at 757-652-2100. You can also call Crime Solvers in Franklin at 562-8599 or 757-653-2900 for Southampton. Information leading to an arrest could earn the caller a cash reward of up to $1,000 while remaining anonymous.