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May 30, 2016

A Rocky Mount man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for robbery and brandishing a firearm.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced in federal court in Raleigh on Thursday that Christopher Lee Silver, 33, had been sentenced by Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III...


ShotSpotter system alerts officers to shooting

May 29, 2016

ShotSpotter, a system that detects gunfire, alerted Rocky Mount police to a shooting Thursday before anyone called 911 to report the crime.

An 18-year-old male was walking along the 700 block of West Haven Boulevard when a man walked up and shot him, said Rocky Mount police Cpl. Mike...


Man leads Tarboro police on high-speed chase

May 24, 2016

An attempt to elude a motor vehicle checkpoint Sunday in Tarboro resulted in a single car accident and a felony charge.

Raheim Hakeem Williams,19, has been charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, aggressive driving and misdemeanor speeding in connection with the incident. The Enfield...


Police seek gunman who shot out gas station window

May 22, 2016

Authorities are searching for the gunman suspected of shooting out a window at a local gas station.

According to police reports, employees called police shortly before 3:30 a.m. on May 14 to the Sheetz station on the 3700 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard to a report of shots fired. Upon...