Three Rocky Mount residents and one Tarboro resident recently were arrested on warrants for drug-related activities after investigations by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.

Nash County Chief Deputy Brandon Medina said in a news release that 51-year-old David Earl Brockington was found Saturday and was served several outstanding warrants of sell/deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, four counts of maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, eight counts of sell/deliver cocaine and eight counts of possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine.

The arrest concluded a one-year investigation conducted by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division.

Brockington is jailed in the Nash County Detention Center awaiting his court appearance.

Columbus Arnold Jr., 29, of Hargrove Street in Rocky Mount, was served on Oct. 26 by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office on outstanding warrants for three counts of felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling place for a controlled substance, three counts of sell/deliver cocaine and three counts of possession of cocaine. This concluded a two-month investigation conducted by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division.


Arnold is currently serving a sentence in Richmond County for unrelated crimes. He was issued a $50,000 bond for the Nash County charges and is awaiting his court appearance.

On Sept. 27, members of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division conducted a traffic stop on a tan Infiniti for a registration violation. As deputies were speaking with the driver, Qunitalez Jamaal Pitt, they were able to detect a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, Medina said.

During the search, a loaded .45-caliber Glock handgun was located between the driver’s seat and the center console. Deputies also located marijuana under the passenger seat, according to the news release. Upon further investigation of Pitt’s criminal history, deputies discovered that he was a convicted felon. Pitt, 36, of Tarboro, received a $19,999 secured bond and posted bail on Oct. 1.

His passenger, Cierra Sade Watson, 27, of Hill Street in Rocky Mount, was discovered to have an outstanding order for arrest for simple assault from May 2021. Watson received a $1,000 secured bond and posted bail a few hours later.