A convicted felon with a history of domestic violence is being held without bond in connection with the death of his girlfriend Thursday night.
Michael Andrew Gray Jr., 29, was apprehended by the Rocky Mount Police Department Special Operations Team around 7:30 p.m. Friday after a short foot pursuit on Neville Lane. He is being held in Edgecombe County without bond.
According to a press release, officers responded around 8:30 p.m. to a domestic assault on the 100 block of Zinnia Court where they reportedly found a woman with severe injuries. The victim, Keri Jaye Edmondson, was taken to Nash General Hospital, where she died. Gray fled the scene before police arrived.
According to N.C. Department of Public Safety records, Gray became a convicted felon when he was 16 years old in connection with a Nov. 29, 2000, bomb threat. His criminal record continued with a 2003 conviction for assault inflicting serious injury and 2004 convictions for assault on a female, communicating threats and domestic violence protective order violations. Most recently, his record indicates convictions for assault on an officer, communicating threats and possession of a firearm by a felon.