Greensboro man responsible for Rockingham County crime spree faces additional charges

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Rontae Devore Hayes

REIDSVILLE, N.C. — After arresting a Greensboro man connected to a number of crimes in Rockingham County over the weekend, including two shootings, a carjacking, a hit-and-run and an assault with a beer bottle, deputies have added additional charges.

The charges are in connection to a fire and two deaths at 1290 Grooms Road in Reidsville Sunday morning. Around the same time as the original crime spree.

Authorities charged Rontae Devore Hayes, 37, with an additional two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, first-degree sexual offense, kidnapping, first-degree burglary, first-degree arson and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Hayes was initially connected to a shooting Saturday that happened on the 100 block of Madison Street, where a man was shot in the leg. The victim identified Hayes as the shooter.

Reidsville police say while there, Hayes hit a man with a beer bottle, stole a vehicle from the scene, and managed to hit the owner while fleeing.

Shortly after, Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page says they got a call about a shooting at 795 Knowles Road. The victim was 49-year-old Kavin Galloway. Page says Hayes was identified as the shooter and was charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection to that incident.

Near this crime scene, Page says they located a car on fire that was connected to the shooting incident on Madison Street from earlier.

Following the shootings, Hayes was caught on camera trespassing at a home on Jack Trail. Surveillance video shows Hayes on a back porch, peeking into the house. Hayes was only wearing his underwear. The homeowner scared Hayes off by banging on the window.

Hayes was later found near Busick Road, hiding in a wooded area.

Hayes was arrested earlier this year in connection with a murder in Eden.

Hayes is currently being held in the Rockingham County Jail under no bond and has a June 29 court date.