A Nash County man is charged with committing robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with a holdup late this summer of the Family Dollar in East Rocky Mount.

Man-quan Randolph, 28, is accused of entering the discount store in the 1400 block of East Raleigh Boulevard on Aug. 14 when Myrisha Hardy and Jessica Wright were there, Edgecombe County District Court records said.

Randolph is accused of brandishing a large kitchen knife, causing Hardy’s life to be threatened and endangered, the records said.

Randolph in the process stole $250 in cash, the records said.

He was arrested on Thursday by Rocky Mount police and was released the same day after posting a $20,000 secured bond, the records said.

He also had his first appearance in Edgecombe County District Court and is due back in court on Oct. 13, the records said.

He had listed an address in the 7900 block of Old Smithfield Road in the southern part of Nash County, the records said.


The City of Rocky Mount had also said Randolph was wanted for arrest in connection with the Sept. 13 holdup of the Dollar General at the corner of Grace and Thomas streets on the western edge of the downtown area.

According to the police incident report of what happened at the discount store, the suspect entered and, brandishing a knife, robbed the clerk of cash.

Additionally, Nash County District Court records said Randolph will have to answer to a charge of operating a vehicle while his license was revoked in November 2017.

According to the records, a state trooper said Randolph was driving a 1998 Nissan west on N.C. 97 in the vicinity of Bailey when a mattress from another vehicle came off of a trailer and landed on the pavement.

The car Randolph was driving struck the mattress, crossed the center line, struck an embankment and overturned once before coming to rest, the records said.

Randolph told the Highway Patrol troopers he did not have a driver’s license, the records said.