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April 29, 2016 - 12 minutes ago

The Tar River Regional Task Force put a suspected heroin trafficker behind bars Wednesday.

Monseque Harper, 29, of the 1000 block of Lafayette Avenue in Rocky Mount, was charged with five counts of trafficking in opium/heroin/opiates, two counts of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place...


Convicted felon sentenced for assault on officers

April 29, 2016 - 12 minutes ago

A convicted felon already serving time for robbery was sentenced this week to spend the next decade in prison in connection with a chase that injured two officers.

Vernon Jeffrey Romain, 21, was convicted of two counts each of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and...


Man assaulted, robbed at hotel

April 28, 2016

A man was hospitalized following a Thursday morning robbery while staying at a Rocky Mount hotel.

The incident was reported around noon at the Economy Inn on the 3000 block of North Church Street, where an unidentified man was robbed and assaulted in his room. The victim was flown to...


Man charged in wife's assault

April 27, 2016

A Rocky Mount man was jailed Monday in connection with a domestic dispute.

Anthony Jermaine Gilchrist, 26, of the 900 block of Clark Street in Rocky Mount, was charged with assault inflicting serious injuries, second-degree kidnapping and resist, obstruct or delay. He was jailed in...