Police Cruiser

Police have been quite busy answering calls about violent crimes.

The Telegram backtracked incidents posted on the local Police to Citizen website late last month and early this month and sought further information from the City of Rocky Mount.

The results showed that officers responded to a shooting of an occupied residence in the 1600 block of Branch Street, a robbery of a person outside Target, a person being shot in the 700 block of Sunset Avenue, a person being shot in the 300 block of Park Avenue, a person being assaulted in the 900 block of Russell Street and a shooting into an occupied vehicle in the 800 block of West Raleigh Boulevard.

Such attacks and holdups have been taking place in a Rocky Mount that in October particularly became the scene of much criminal activity.

Regarding the incident in the 1600 block of Branch, which is in Southeast Rocky Mount, officers at 9:27 p.m. on Nov. 2 got the call to respond to a shooting into an occupied dwelling.

The officers spoke to Michelle Dickens and found several projectiles had entered her bedroom and that the suspect had left before they had arrived, a city spokesman said.

Regarding the incident outside Target in the 700 block of Sutter’s Creek Boulevard and in the northwestern part of the city, officers got the call at 8:26 p.m. on Oct. 30.

The officers found out Amy Harrell had been approached by an unknown man who took debit cards and an unspecified amount of money before fleeing, the spokesman said. The robber was described as 5-feet, 10-inches tall, with his race unknown but being of a stocky build and wearing a black ski mask, a black hooded jacket, black jeans and black shoes.

Regarding what happened in the 700 block of Sunset, which is in the Villa Place area, officers got the call at 9:57 p.m. on Oct. 24.


The officers spoke to the homeowner, Jackie Green, who told them Montavious Cooper had been shot and then taken to Nash UNC Health Care by an unknown person, the spokesman said. Cooper was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville and police questioned him about the incident, but he would not cooperate with an investigation and signed a form making clear he wanted the probe ceased, the spokesman said.

Regarding the incident in the 300 block of Park, which is in the Holly Street area, officers got the call at 7:08 p.m. on Oct. 21.

The officers found out Keymon Erving had been taken to Nash UNC Health Care with a gunshot wound to one of his arms, the spokesman said. Irving would neither cooperate with the investigation nor provide any information about a suspect or suspects, the spokesman said.

Regarding what happened in the 900 block of Russell, which is in the Cedar Brook area, officers got the call at 8:09 p.m. on Oct. 24.

The officers found Christopher Boddie, who had sustained trauma to his head and was taken to Nash UNC Health Care, the spokesman said. Boddie had been walking from a neighborhood convenience store, but he could not identify the assailant or assailants and there is no video surveillance footage from the area where the assault occurred, the spokesman said.

Regarding what happened in the 800 block of West Raleigh, which is in the Little Raleigh area, officers got the call at 10:58 p.m. on Oct. 20.

The officers found out that Antonio Lewis had been sitting in his vehicle outside the Econo Wash when the vehicle was struck several times by gunfire, the spokesman said. Lewis could not provide any information about a suspect or suspects.

Anyone with any information about crimes in Rocky Mount can phone police at 252-972-1411 or Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.

Tips also can be texted to police at 274637 by beginning messages with RMPOL and typing up to 155 characters about the information.