Nash deputies nab ‘rocking chair bandit’

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Durwood Wayne Joyner


Staff Writer

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Alert actions by Middlesex residents helped the Nash County Sheriff’s Office nab a “rocking chair bandit.”

Nash County deputies responded to calls Tuesday about a man transporting rocking chairs that were stolen from at least two residences in Middlesex.

“Middlesex citizens went above and beyond the ‘See something, Say something’ safety suggestion and followed the rocking chair bandit,” said Brandon Medina, chief deputy of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.

As a result of their actions, Durwood Wayne Joyner was eventually located in the parking lot of the Food Lion on the 600 block of East Nash Street in Spring Hope and was taken into custody without incident. Joyner was charged with two counts of misdemeanor larceny in connection to the four stolen rocking chairs.

Joyner also was served warrants taken out by Rocky Mount police for two counts of break or enter a motor vehicle, two counts of larceny after breaking or entering and one count of felony larceny. Joyner was jailed under a $65,000 secured bond in the Nash County Detention Center.