Townsend Man Being Sought on Multiple Charges


Staff Report —

Police in Northampton County are looking for a man in association with a robbery, strangulation, and assault and battery that were alleged to have occurred last week at the Budget Inn in Nassawadox.

The Northampton County Sherriff”s Office responded March 30 to a caller who said he had been robbed the night before and was having chest pains, according to a press release from Sheriff David L. Doughty Jr.

When deputies arrived, the victim was being treated by EMS and refused to speak to deputies about the incident. He was transported to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital and later released.

Later the same evening, deputies returned to speak to the victim and were again told to leave, the release disclosed.

After speaking to witnesses March 31, deputies once again made contact with the victim and were advised that a robbery had occurred. Warrants were obtained that same day on Royston Earnest Clavier, 29, of Townsend, on charges of robbery, strangulation, and assault and battery, Doughty said in the press release.

The victim was again admitted to Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital April 2 and later transferred to Peninsula Regional Medical Center. On April 3, 9 p.m., information regarding the death of the victim was received from the medical examiner’s office in Baltimore. The Baltimore Medical Examiner’s Office will be conducting an autopsy to try and determine the cause of death and whether the events of the robbery were a factor in the death.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the location of Royston Earnest Clavier is asked to contact the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office at 757-678-0458.

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