Police arrest disorderly restaurant customer

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The charges against a disorderly Waffle House customer didn’t stop when he was taken away by police since the suspect continued to fight officers throughout the incident. Derek Davon Roberts, 24, of Gaston, was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct and one count of resist, obstruct or delay. He was jailed in Nash County under a $9,000 secured bond. Police said officers first encountered Roberts around 10:45 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the Waffle House in Goldrock when staff called about a customer acting disruptive. Officials took Roberts into custody and proceeded to take him to the jail in Nashville, but upon arriving at the jailhouse, Roberts allegedly broke free from the officers. According to police reports, officers chased Roberts and caught him a short distance away. The additional count of disorderly conduct and resist were in connection with Roberts’ attempt to escape officers. Rocky Mount police also investigated the following incidents this week:

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