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February 22, 2019

The investigation by state and local authorities of the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Jonathan Ramirez by Nash County law enforcement officers on Feb. 9 in Bailey continues. 

“This was the first officer-involved shooting involving the Nash County Sheriff’s Office in a…


Officers involved in shooting identified

February 21, 2019

The officers involved in the Feb. 9 shooting of 28-year-old Jonathan Ramirez have been identified as Sgt John Winstead, Deputy Stan Ricks and Detective Taylor Neal of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.

These officers followed Ramirez to the scene on the 1200 block of Maudis Road in…


Gunfire damages door to local motel room

February 17, 2019

Rocky Mount police are investigating gunfire Wednesday that damaged the door of a local hotel room.

The incident occurred about 9:51 p.m. Wednesday at the Executive Inn on the 1800 block of North Wesleyan Boulevard. As of now, police are investigating the incident as an aggravated assault as the…


Police charge man with murder

February 16, 2019

A Rocky Mount man is accused of shooting an elderly woman in the head.

Tyquon Marquese Draughn, 21, was charged early Saturday by the Rocky Mount Police Department with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Draughn is accused of shooting 65-year-old Sandra Faye Epps of Rocky…