Crime in Rocky Mount was down last month compared to September 2020.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
An inmate escaped Wednesday from the Nash County Detention Center but was soon captured by law enforcement officers.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
A roughly six-hour standoff between a suicidal man and Rocky Mount police was resolved peacefully this afternoon.
A local man was recently ordered to serve a 20- to 25-year prison sentence after an agreement with the District Attorney’s Office to plead guilty to having committed second-degree murder of a local woman two years ago, records said.
Rocky Mount police arrested four suspects in connection with a shooting last week in which the shooting victim is also one of the suspects who was caught in the crossfire.
Rocky Mount police are seeking the public’s help in investigating a shooting that took place Friday night on North Howell Street.
Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson last week was preparing to leave a parking lot on Fairview Road in Rocky Mount when he saw a vehicle heading toward Bedford Road at a high rate of speed.
A Wilson man is behind bars at the Nash County Detention Center after Rocky Mount police arrested him after he recently broke into a tobacco business at Wellongate Center off Sunset Avenue and unsuccessfully tried to flee from officers.
One man is dead and an Edgecombe County deputy is in stable condition following a domestic incident Thursday afternoon at a residence in the 4300 block of McNair Road.
A local man with a prior record is behind bars at the Nash County Detention Center after city police arrested him on a charge of first-degree forcible rape of a woman, authorities and records said.
A local man with a prior record — and already indicted in Nash County for illegal drug-related offenses — was arrested late last week by city police and charged with a new list of such offenses, Edgecombe County District Court records said.
A 24-year-old man is in critical condition at a hospital in Greenville after he was wounded by gunfire in the early morning hours of Monday in Rocky Mount, police said.
A machete-wielding man entered a Dollar General on the southwest side of the city on Saturday afternoon in a failed attempt to rob the discount store, police said.
Police are trying to find a man who entered a convenience store in East Rocky Mount in the early morning hours of Sunday claiming he had a firearm and demanding money from the clerk.
An employee of the Carrolton of Nash has been arrested on multiple sex charges for alleged crimes that reportedly took place several years ago in Guilford County.
A man is behind bars for allegedly committing eight offenses — three of which are felonies — after leading Rocky Mount police on a chase earlier this week with a sport utility vehicle that was not his and ending up in a crash.
A local man with a prior record is behind bars in Edgecombe County after he fled from a driver’s license checkpoint earlier this week and led law enforcement on a chase that exceeded 100 mph and ended in a residential area in Rocky Mount.
A local man is being held on a high bond at the Nash County Detention Center on felony charges after he recently allegedly fired a gun at a man in a car, records said.
A local man with a history of drug-related crimes is accused of recently having highly addictive drugs on him and with showing his private parts to a woman, records said.
Police late Tuesday afternoon said a man who was a suspect in connection with a homicide is in custody on a high bond at the Edgecombe County Detention Center.