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Suspect on moped eludes police after brief chase

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From Staff Reports

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Additional warrants are now out on a Rocky Mount man who eluded Rocky Mount police on a moped.

Rocky Mount police identified Antonio Jefferson, 23, at traffic stop Monday on the 400 block of Midway Street as a suspect with active warrants from another county. However, Jefferson sped away on his moped and evaded police for several blocks before police ended the chase out of concerns for public safety.

In addition to the original charges, Jefferson now also faces charges of speeding to elude arrest, reckless driving to endanger, resisting arrest and failure to stop for a blue light and siren.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov. Text a tip to police at 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL to direct the tip to the Rocky Mount Police Department and type up to 155 characters about 

Rocky Mount police also investigated the following incidents this week:

ASSAULT

26-year-old woman on the 1800 block of Tom's Trail.

55-year-old man on the 600 block of Branch Street.

26-year-old woman on the 1600 block of Hargrove Street.

63-year-old male on the 100 block of Paul Street.

35-year-old woman on the 1200 block of Planters Street.

LARCENY

1300 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard; stolen, two purses and contents.

500 block of Colony Square; stolen, medications, sunglasses, jewelry.

800 block of East Greand Avenue; stolen, cell phone.

1300 block Leggett Road; stolen, cell phone.

800 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard; stolen, automotive tools.

500 block of Cokey Road; stolen, generator, flood light, drop cords.

1400 block of Planters Street;stolen, weedeaters, box of diapers.

RESIDENTIAL BREAK-IN

1400 block of Hargorve Street; stolen, video games and system, laptops, stereo equipment, jewelry, tattoo machines.

500 block of Cascade Avenue; stolen, engagement ring, 10 pair Jordan sneakers, Playstion system, radio/tv/stereo equipment.

HIT-AND-RUN

2016 Honda Accord on the 1100 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.

2014 Nissan Altima on the 700 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.

2007 Ford F-150 on the 700 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard.

2015 Honda Accord on the 1400 block of Hunter Hill Road.

2002 Ford F-150 in the 1100 block of Jeffreys Road.

PROPERTY DAMAGE

600 block of North Glendale Drive; damaged, sliding glass door.

500 block of Cokey Road; damaged, 2005 Saturn.

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