On October 3 rd , 2021, at approximately 11 p.m., The Rocky Mount Police

Department responded to UNC Nash Health Care due to an adult male being dropped off after an assault. Maurice Joyner, a 48-year-old male, suffered head trauma and was later pronounced deceased.

The assault occurred in the 1900 block of Lynn Ave, and investigators have identified

a suspect. However, the name will not be released at this time. The suspect and victim knew each other, and the assault was an isolated incident.

This case is still under investigation by the Rocky Mount Police Criminal Investigation Division.

Anyone with information, please call the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411, Text-A-Tip, or call Twin Counties CrimeStoppers at 252-977-1111 for cash rewards.

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