The police department has continued to be busy responding to aggravated assaults and reports of shots fired, but the good news is there has been an overall decrease in crime.
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Online viewers of the May 10 City Council work session got to see and hear from new Police Chief Robert Hassell.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
A person is going to receive a cash reward after an anonymous tip to a local nonprofit crime-fighting team led to the arrest of a Rocky Mount man for the fatal shooting of a community activist.
Friday, May 14, 2021
A 41-year-old Kinston man was arrested on multiple charges after he crashed his vehicle following a brief, high-speed pursuit by Edgecombe County Deputy Majorr Spruill.
A Rocky Mount woman was sentenced Tuesday to serve 24 months in prison and to pay restitution for her past crimes of filing false tax returns on behalf of area clients.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
A Rocky Mount man is in custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a community activist more than a month ago.
SPRING HOPE — A 33-year-old Spring Hope man has been arrested and charged with homicide after the Wednesday morning stabbing death of his mother.
The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding a man wanted for the fatal shooting of community activist Johnny Cunningham more than a month ago.
An Elm City man — already with a prior state record that includes a conviction for manslaughter — has been ordered to spend nearly the next quarter-century of his life in federal prison for having been a regional drug-trafficking chief.
Edgecombe County deputies deployed K-9 officer Cosmo on Wednesday as they pursued and apprehended a male suspect following a call from a woman who said she had been assaulted and was in fear for her life.
A Whitakers area man is charged with committing felony hit-and-run resulting in serious injury or death in connection with the fatal hit-and-run more than three weeks ago in the 1500 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard, records said.
Police are trying to find the person or persons responsible for gunfire breaking out recently in broad daylight in the 2100 block of Mobile Drive at the mobile home village in the Cross Creek area on the north side of the city.
A Rocky Mount man arrested and charged last week with a series of burglaries at Mildred Missionary Baptist Church has been linked to another series of thefts from area storage facilities.
A joint investigation by the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and the Tarboro Police Department has resulted in the solving of multiple cases of breaking and entering during February at Mildred Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
On the third anniversary of his hiring with the state Department of Public Safety, a corrections officer at Nash Correctional Institution near Nashville was arrested Friday after he was allegedly found attempting to smuggle contraband drugs into the facility.
A 78-year-old man lost his life in a two-vehicle wreck on Monday morning on N.C. 97 in rural Edgecombe County and a teen is going to have to answer to the judicial system for the man’s death, authorities said.
The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the fatal shooting of a Blacky man by a Pasquotank County sheriff’s deputy serving a warrant Wednesday in Elizabeth City.
Police are investigating a recent instance of gunfire outside a business in the Tiffany Square retail area northeast of the North Wesleyan Boulevard interchange with Benvenue Road.
The Greenville Regional Drug Task Force and other law enforcement agencies have concluded an investigation that resulted in multiple arrests and the seizure of over half a million dollars worth of contraband.
Edgecombe County deputies are searching for a suspect who has been identified in the April 1 homicide of Michael Cobb outside Macclesfield.