Woman receives knife wounds in dispute over cigarette


From Staff Reports

Sunday, April 22, 2018

A 20-year-old woman was wounded by a knife on Wednesday during an altercation over a cigarette. 

The incident occurred about 8:16 a.m. Wednesday on the 1400 block of Hargrove Street. 

Cpl. Brad Summerlin of the Rocky Mount Police Department said a man and woman were arguing over a cigarette when the verbal altercation escalated into a physical one. The man reportedly grabbed a knife and lunged at the woman and she tried to prevent the blow, wounding her hand in the process.

Please are seeking an unidentified suspect in connection with this case and have warrants active for his arrest.

Anyone with information about this or any other crime in the area is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111 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 the information.

Rocky Mount police also investigated the following incidents this week:


57-year-old man on the 1800 block of Bedford Road.

28-year-old woman on the 1000 block of Long Avenue.

31-year-old woman on the 1700 block of Fletcher Drive.

22-year-old woman on the 1400 block of Humphrey Drive.

33-year-old woman on the 3400 block of Sunset Avenue.

19-year-old woman on the 1200 block of Sunset Avenue.

31-year-old man on the 100 block of Kennedy Circle.

16-year-old woman on the 600 block of Marlee Court.

26-year-old man on the 300 block of Paul Street.

53-year-old woman on the 1100 block of Nashville Road.

20-year-old woman on the 1400 block of Hargrove Street.

38-year-old man on the 100 block of Justin Court.


43-year-old man on the 400 block of Rex Street; stolen, cash.

18-year-old man on the 600 block of Avent Street; stolen, cash, iPhone.

40-year-old woman on the 3200 block of Zebulon Road; stolen, cash.


1000 block of Independence Drive; stolen, cell phone, wallet and contents.

1500 block of Cypress Street; stolen, leaf blower.

2100 block of Lawrence Circle; stolen, cell phone,purse and contents.

1100 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard; stolen, iPhone.

4600 block of Periwinkle Place; stolen, bicycle.

2700 block of Winstead Road; stolen, clay planters and bicycle.

4600 block of Primrose Place, stolen, space heater.


800 block of Walnut Street; damaged, window.

1100 block of Edwards Street; stolen, television.

600 block of Pender Street; damaged, window.

700 block of South Tillery Street; stolen, television.


2002 GMC Sierra on the 700 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard; stolen, generator.

2005 Ford F150 on the 200 block of East Battleboro Avenue; stolen, cash.


4400 block of Layola Avenue; stolen, medication.


2002 Ford F150 on the 1300 block of Leggett Road.


Honda Accord on the 2000 block of Hammond Street.

2009 Chevrolet Malibu on the 1100 block of Jeffreys Road.


100 block of Gulftide Court; damaged, 2017 Toyota Tacoma, 2006 Dodge Ram, 1999 Ford Explorer and 2014 Ford Escape.

500 block of North Church Street; damaged, 2016 Chevrolet Camero, 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, 2005 Dodge Neon, 1995 Ford Taurus, 2005 Aura T1 and 2008 Cadillac DeVille.

700 block of Westwood Drive; damaged, 2016 Ford F150.

14500 block of U.S. 64 Alternate West Highway; damaged, 2015 Ford Super Truck.

300 block of McDonald Street; damaged, 2016 Nissan Versa.

1000 block of Sycamore Street; damaged, 2003 Ford Expedition.

1800 block of Stone Rose Drive; damaged, door lock.

500 block of Powell Drive; damaged, automobile.