Rocky Mount, N.C. – On October 3, 2022, at approximately 11:00 p.m., officers responded to the 1000 blk of Ridgemeadow Ln in reference to an in-progress call of a stolen motor vehicle. Officers observed the stolen vehicle at the intersection of Nashville Rd and Hammond Street. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, which subsequently led officers on a brief vehicle pursuit. The vehicle stopped at the dead end of Dalton Rd. The driver ran from the vehicle and broke into another vehicle to hide and escape apprehension. Officers quickly located the suspect, Derek Gibson (48), and took him into custody. There were no reported injuries or property damage in this incident.
Gibson was charged with the following:
Two (2) counts of Felony B&E of a Motor vehicle
Larceny From A Motor Vehicle
Larceny Of A Motor Vehicle
Assault With A Deadly Weapon
Felony Flee To Elude
Resist A Public Officer
No Operators License
Gibson received a $40,000 secured bond and was remanded to the Nash County Detention Facility.
Gibson also had three (3) outstanding Felony Breaking and Entering Warrants from Nash County.