Police have been busy arresting people for alleged assaults, theft-related offenses and shootings.

Two of those taken into custody are being held on high bonds and have extensive prior records.

One of the two being held on a high bond, Curtiss Jones, 38, is charged with first-degree burglary, misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon and felony habitual misdemeanor assault.

Police at 3:07 a.m. on Nov. 2 responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of South Church Street and officers found two men fighting.

The officers found out that Jones had shattered a window, entered the residence and started attacking Emanuel Anderson, a city spokesman said.

Jones had swung a knife blade at Anderson, who had suffered minor abrasions, Nash County District Court records said.

Jones, who listed an address in the 1100 block of Southwest Main Street, remains jailed on a $300,000 secured bond in the Edgecombe County Detention Center, Nash County Chief Deputy Brandon Medina said.

State Public Safety records show Jones was convicted in 2017 in Nash County for multiple prior larcenies, in 2015 in Edgecombe County for breaking and entering vehicles and in 2015 in Nash County for larceny and conspiracy to use or possess drug paraphernalia.

The records also show Jones was convicted in 2012 in Nash County for possession of illegal drugs, in 2011 in Nash County for assault on a female and larceny, in 2007 in Nash County for larceny and resisting an officer and in 2006 in Edgecombe County for common law robbery.

The records also show Jones was convicted in 2002 in Nash County for maintaining a place for the purpose of a controlled substance and possessing a controlled substance and in 2001 in Nash County for use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

The second person being held on a high bond, Tyre Warren, 27, is charged with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, misdemeanor injury to personal property and misdemeanor resisting a public officer.

Police at 12:31 a.m. on Oct. 30 responded to a report of a shooting with an injury in the 1000 block of West Thomas Street.

Warren was uncooperative, but officers found out Warren had suffered a gunshot wound to one of his wrists during a robbery earlier in the 1100 block of Cokey Road, the city spokesman said.

Warren, who listed an address in the 300 block of McDonald Street, is jailed on a $260,000 secured bond in the Nash County Detention Center, Medina said.


State Public Safety records show Warren was convicted in 2018 in Nash County for felony breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and breaking and entering vending machines.

The records also show Warren was convicted in 2017 in Nash County for felony breaking and entering and larceny and in 2013 in Edgecombe County for conspiring to discharge a firearm into an occupied vehicle and felony breaking and entering.

The records also show Warren was convicted in 2011 in Edgecombe County for felony breaking and entering, misdemeanor breaking and entering, aiding and abetting misdemeanor breaking and entering and simple assault and in 2011 in Nash County for misdemeanor breaking and entering.

Another person with an extensive prior record, Tyrod Whitehead, 43, is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, misdemeanor assault on a female and misdemeanor discharging a weapon within the city limits.

An officer on patrol at 2:12 a.m. on Oct. 20 heard the sound of a gunshot in the Meadowbrook area, the city spokesman said.

The officer subsequently found out a domestic dispute was occurring at a location along Glendale Drive and was told by Glenda Davis that her boyfriend, Whitehead, had shot at her, the spokesman said.

Officers found a spent shell casing on the ground and found the firearm underneath vegetation in the backyard, the spokesman said.

Specifically, Whitehead used a .22-caliber semi-automatic pistol in shooting at Davis, Edgecombe County District Court records said.

Bond for Whitehead was set at $2,500 secured, the city spokesman said.

Whitehead, who listed an address in the 4300 block of Sloop Court in the Battleboro area, posted the bond, Edgecombe County District Court records said.

State Public Safety records show Whitehead was convicted in 2009 in Nash County for resisting an officer and carrying a concealed weapon and in 2004 in Edgecombe County for assault on a female and simple assault.

The records also show Whitehead was convicted in 2003 in Edgecombe County and in Nash County for driving while impaired.

The records also show Whitehead was convicted in 1999 in Edgecombe County for driving while impaired and driving while his license was revoked and in 1997 in Nash County for possession of illegal drugs and simple assault.