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January 16, 2019

WILSON — A man accused of shooting a state trooper in Elm City made his first court appearance on Tuesday morning.

Thirty-six-year-old John David Jones was captured about midnight after the State Highway Patrol and Wilson County Sheriff’s Office special response teams found him in…


Traffic stop on I-95 leads to car chase, pot bust

January 15, 2019

Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone captured a wanted fugitive with 12 pounds of marijuna during a recent highway interdiction stop.

Malcolm Yates, 25, of Raleigh, was served with outstanding warrants and charged with felony speeding to elude, trafficking marijuana by possession, trafficking marijuana…


Police seek suspect in trooper's shooting

January 15, 2019

ELM CITY — A third-generation state trooper was shot in the head Monday afternoon, drawing sheriff’s deputies, police and troopers to the scene in a manhunt for the suspect by air and ground that continued overnight.

Trooper Daniel C. Harrell was taken to Vidant Medical Center in…


Police chief search traverses troubled waters

January 13, 2019

Rocky Mount's top administrator ignored local law enforcement recommendations for a new police chief, instead restarting a costly candidate review process that demonstrates a proclivity for hiring prior associates even at extra expense to taxpayers, and called for a retraction in a recent newspaper…