Trial date set in credit union robbery


From Staff Reports

Saturday, August 12, 2017

A trial date has been scheduled for a Wayne County man accused of robbing an Edgecombe County credit union earlier this year.

Nathan Terry Bullock, 58, of Goldsboro, is scheduled to appear Dec. 11 in N.C. Superior Court in Tarboro in connection to the Jan. 3 robbery of the State Employees Credit Union at 805 North Fairview Road, according to an Edgecombe County Clerk of Court official. Bullock was indicted on the charge June 5 by an Edgecombe County grand jury and faces a charge of felony common law robbery in the case.

Police charge that a man, later identified as Bullock, entered the credit union appearing to have a weapon. They said Bullock allegedly passed a note to a teller demanding an undisclosed amount of money, adding after the teller gave the money to Bullock, he fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The alleged robbery happened not long after Bullock is accused of trying to rob the Southern Bank branch at 8315 Red Oak Road in the Battleboro community the same day. A grand jury date for that attempted robbery has yet to be scheduled.

The Jan. 3 robbery and attempted robbery are not the only cases to which Bullock is connected. He is also accused of robbing a bank in Clinton only days after the Twin Counties cases. A third robbery followed Jan. 13 in Kenly, and was reported to have been committed by the same person involved in the previous cases.

Virginia law enforcement officers, with the help of U.S. Marshals, arrested Bullock Jan. 17 in King George County, Va. He was jailed in the Rappahanook Regional Jail without bond after his arrest.

Bullock will make his next pre-trial appearance in connection to the alleged Kenly bank robbery Monday in N.C. Superior Court in Smithfield. Bullock’s next pre-trial appearance in connection to the alleged bank robbery in Clinton is scheduled for the same day in N.C. Superior Court in Clinton.