Woman wounded by celabratory gunfire


From Staff Reports

Sunday, January 6, 2019

A New’s Years Eve party that got out of hand resulted in a gunshot wound to the leg for one Rocky Mount woman.

A 39-year-old woman was wounded in her thigh by gunfire around midnight on New Year’s Eve. Rocky Mount police Sgt. Brad Summerlin said a group of people were at a home Monday night on the 600 block of Woodland Avenue when members of the party began shooting weapons to ring in the New Year. One bullet wounded the woman and police are still investigating the incident to determine who fired the shot.

As a result of the incident, Bobbie Lucas, 68, was arrested and charged with possession of a dangerous weapon while intoxicated and discharging a firearm within city limits. During the investigation, police seized eight weapons from the home because of the gunfire. More charges may be filed as the investigation continues, Summerlin said.

The victim was transported to Nash UNC Health Care and her current condition is unknown. However, the injuries did not appear life-threatening, Summerlin said. 

“This is a reminder that gunpowder and alcohol don’t mix,” Summerlin said.

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:


34-year-old man on the 700 block of Cascade Avenue.

28-year-old woman on the 600 block of Clark Street.

29-year-old woman on the 300 block of Atlantic Avenue.

31-year-old woman on the 1500 block of Winterberry Drive.

32-year-old woman on the 800 block of North Fairview Road.

36-year-old woman on the 300 block of Union Street.


27-year-old man on the 400 block of Sled Court; stolen, cash, phone, identity documents, clothing and shoes.

18-year-old man on the 3400 block of Sunset Avenue.

22-year-old man on the 100 block of Boyd Court; stolen, fanny pack with cash, social security card and gift card.

22-year-old man on the 1400 block of Gay Street; stolen, purse, cash, cell phone, pizza, automobile.


1100 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard;,stolen, cash.

1100 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard; stolen, cash.

700 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard; stolen, nail gun.

7000 block of N.C. 4 in the Battleboro community; stolen, breakfast.

500 block of Sutters Creek Boulevard; stolen, tools.

1500 block of Benevenue Road; stolen, iPhone.

900 block of East Raleigh Boulevard; stolen, cell phone.

500 block of Sunset Avenue; stolen, purse and contents.

1700 block of Augustus Drive; stolen, cell phone.


1400 block of South Grace Street; damaged, window.

100 block of South Church Street; stolen, firearm.

100 block Aqua Court; stolen. two televisions and game system.

1100 block of Parham Street; damaged, automobile, window and television.


2012 Chevrolet Tahoe on the 1100 block of South Cambridge Circle; stolen, headphones and cash.

1999 Ford Expedition on the 100 block of Ligustrum Court; stolen, cash, weapon, ammunition.


2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee on the 700 block of Sycamore Street.

2010 Nissan Maxima on the 200 block of East Bassett Street.

2019 Toyota Camry on the 1200 block of Evergreen Road.

2018 Toyota Camry on the 400 block of Craig Street.

2018 Jeep Patriot on the 1000 block of North Church Street.

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee on the 2700 block of West Raleigh Boulevard.


700 block of Hill Street; damaged, automobile.

2000 block of Mobile Drive; damaged. home.

100 block of Parrish Court; damaged, garage door and automobile.

100 block of North Old Carriage Road; damaged, drive-thru menu sign and automobile.

700 block of South Pine Street; damaged, window.

600 block of Smallwood Drive; damaged, home.

1400 block of Hunter Street; damaged, window.

1200 block of Rosewood Avenue; damaged, automobile.

200 block of East Bassett Street; damaged, screen door window.

1300 block of Cobb Corners; damaged, concrete wall.

800 block of Nash Street; damaged, windows of Rocky Mount Middle School.

100 block of North Glendale Drive; damaged, mailbox.

600 block of Marlee Court; damaged, truck.