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ROCKY MOUNT, NC HOMICIDE COLD CASES

Updated: Jan 13, 2021


1. Robert Earl Demory, 9-22-77, found in parking lot of London Mills in 500 block of Paul St. Demory was a 16-year-old black male found shot to death. He had just returned home that night from out of state and was last seen getting off the bus at the Rocky Mount Trailways Bus Depot on South Washington Street. A dark colored car was seen leaving the London Mills parking lot.






2. Hugh B. Phillips, 1-28-84, Douglas Block on NE Main St. Phillips was walking on Main Street when an unknown male suspect physically assaulted and robbed him. Phillips died a few days later.







3. Ibrahim K. Salem, 10-30-87, 1417 Branch St. (Branch St. Grocery), Salem was working in his store when a small frame black male with his face covered came into the store and attempted to rob victim with a rifle. During the robbery, the victim was shot and later died.






4. Magelene Puckett, 7-8-90, 906 Clark St., the 64 year old victim was killed when 3 or 4 black males broke into her home in the middle of the night. The victim was beaten to death and the victim's 81-year-old mother who was also in the house was severely beaten.








5. Cheryl Watson, 4-10-91, Pineview Cemetery, victim was found beaten to death in Pineview Cemetery on Raleigh St.










6. Toney Grant, 7-2-96, 628 Myrtle Ave, victim was found beaten to death and his home was set on fire severely burning the victim.








7. David Moody, 8-22-98, 300 block of Carolina Ave. Victim was shot while standing in the 300 Block of Carolina Ave. Witnesses report a green van driving by while someone fired a shotgun from the van killing the victim.







8. Melvin Avent, 12-29-99, Intersection of Luper and Mullins streets, at 0140 hrs. The victim was standing at the intersection of Luper and Mullins when a dark colored car came by. The victim was found shot to death at that intersection.








9. James Whelen, 2-20-00, 405 Fairfield Dr., unknown suspects broken into the victim's home, the victim was injured and died before the crime was discovered. The victim was 87 years His 73-year-old wife, Margie was found with a broken hip and recovered at the hospital.






10. Lewis D. Hines, 12-9-00, 734 Ravenwood Dr. The victim was found beaten to death inside his home at 734 Ravenwood Dr.









11. Billy Ray Childers, 12-05-04, 1208 Boone Street. The victim was stabbed inside his home at 1208 Boone Street.










12. Dexter Xavier Johnson, 11-12-06, 422. E Grand Avenue. The victim was shot during a robbery attempt outside a convenience store.









13. Baby John Nash, 2-7-07, 802 Harbor West Drive. The victim, a white male infant, was found deceased inside a trash dumpster behind Food Lion.










14. Gary Lamont Robbins, 2-10-07, Rex Street @ Vance Street. The victim's vehicle, a van, was being chased by another vehicle. The victim was shot inside his vehicle by an unknown assailant during the chase.










15. Shandon Terez Hedgepeth, 7-2-07, 214 N. Harris Street. The victim was found deceased inside his residence and the residence was set on fire











16. Alexander Whitaker 8-5-07 – was shot and killed and left behind the Ford Dealership on Stone Rose Dr. He had shot an officer during a traffic stop and ran. The officer returned fire and was not sure if he hit him. 24 hours later his body was found however police have not stated if the death was from the officer involved or from another person.





17. Leona L. Johnson, 12-21-07, 1247 Compass Creek Drive. The victims were found deceased inside their residence, victims of gunshot wounds.









18. Deborah M. Scriven, 12-21-07, 1247 Compass Creek Drive. The victims were found deceased inside their residence, victims of gunshot wounds. Scriven's son, Devin Scriven, was also shot during the incident.








19. Carolyn Whitehead Ransome, 1-2-08, 912 Gregg Court. Victim was found deceased inside her residence. Cause of death was ruled strangulation.









20. Jamir Whitaker, 1-12-08, 2805 Pelham Road. Two year old victim was shot inside his home as a result of a robbery attempt against his parents, who were present at the time of the shooting.











21. Terrance Jerrod Hanson 8-19-2008 shot twice on Blandwood Dr.












22. Ryan Anthony Lee, 4-2-08, 1600 block of Clark Street. Victim was shot after being involved in an argument with several individuals in the street.










23. Alton Lee Harper, 9-4-09, 4817 Crape Myrtle St., Battleboro Community. Victim suffered a heart attack after a robbery that occurred inside his residence.









24. Jermaine Larquez Lynch, 9-8-09, 2104 Travis Run. Victim was shot in the street during a robbery. Four to six black males were reported to have been involved in the robbery. One of the suspects was described as an older black male, approximately 45-50 years old, thin build, no mask, grayish thin beard and dark clothing.








25. Tony Wilkins, 6-30-10, 520 D Cascade Avenue. The victim was shot by an unknown suspect while inside the victim’s residence.










26. Terrel Antwan Gray, 10-9-10, 540 Raleigh Rd. Victim was shot by an unknown suspect outside of a convenience store.










27. Rafiq Salim Soufan, “Sammy”, 3-8-11, 1100 Old Wilson Rd. The victim, the owner of Sammy’s Food Mart, was shot by two unknown suspects during an attempted robbery.











28. Shakeem Devonte Avent, 4-13-11, Sunset Ave. @ Lee St. The victim was shot while driving a vehicle by an unknown suspect on Lee St.












29. James Tony Cooper, 4-26-11, 2028 Brandon Lane, The victim, while at an acquaintance’s address, was shot during a possible attempted robbery. Two unknown male suspects fled on foot from the scene.











30. Abdul Karim Alwarrak, 5-19-11, 2053 Raleigh Rd. The victim, the owner of Karim’s Food Mart Store, was shot by an unknown suspect inside the store during an attempted armed robbery.











31. James Lynch Richardson, 8-9-11, 2160 Raleigh Rd. The victim was stabbed by an unknown suspect at the victim’s residence. The suspect fled on foot from the scene.











32. Jermaine La’Tray Flowers, 9-12-11, 737 Sunset Ave. The victim was shot by an unknown suspect while inside a residence. The unknown male suspect fled on foot from the scene.












33. Emmanuel Robert Gent, 5-21-12, 1414 Branch St. Victim was shot outside a residence by two unknown male suspects during a possible attempted robbery.









34. Stanley Thomas -12-19-2012 Tadlock Ave. Victim was shot in front of a home. Two suspects seen fleeing the scene towards Barnes and Fountain St.









35. Richard William Joyner -2012













36. Brian Tyrik Freeman -1-25-2014 Shot on the 700 block of East Highland Avenue at 12:06 a.m.














37. Devonta J Eburg 6-13-14 700 Block of Branch St – Shot















38. Hoy Jefferson Cobb 11-8-14 Jeffreys Ct – Mr Cobb was found stabbed to death in his residence on November 11th 2014.













39. Glyn Junior Jenkins – 2015 shot on Cascade Ave.













40. Bruce Wayne Staton -1-28-2015 shot on N Daughtry St
















41. Antwon Bernard Grey 8-6-2015 Shot on Paul/Cockrell St













42. Antonio Dewon Bullock 09/16/2015 Antonio Bullock was shot in a vehicle on Chester St in Rocky Mount.














43. Demond Rashaun Batts 12/27 2015 - He was shot while walking near Martin Luther King Park














44. Antwain Dontae Henderson 1-17-15 Sidetracks Nightclub 349 Falls Rd. Henderson was shot and killed in the doorway of the club.
















#45 MICHAEL TAVIRA - SOLVED



46. Fredrick Jones 5-25-15 100 Block of Ashland Ave.11PM Shot and killed in a Robbery
















47. Davonte Greene 2-6-2016 Shot and killed on corner of Aycock and Edwards St
















48. Jaquan Antonio Underhill 6-17-16 – W Raleigh Blvd near Kinchen Dr. Shot in a vehicle 2015 Toyota Corolla with others around 5:30 a.m. when gunshots were fired at the car while on West Raleigh Boulevard near Kinchen Drive. Underhill was wounded and taken to Nash General Hospital where he died.










49. Robert James Battle – 7-15-16 Eagles Terrace. Found shot in a vehicle












50. Orlando Flowers 2-5-17 Arlington St. Shot 1030PM. Flowers had been threatened and shot at just days leading up to his murder.














51. Alcindor Marcellais Wardrick Jr 3-11-17 Short St. Shot
















52. Timothy Arrington 4-30-17 St Paul St. Shot














53. Robert Roger Lynch 8-10-17 152 Tony Circle 150AM shot















54. James Earl Harper 9-6-17 500 block of Arrington Ave shot and killed














55. Keenan Marshall Mercer 9-15-17 800 Block of S Pine St. Shot A Rocky Mount police officer who was on routine patrol . heard gunshots from the intersection of the 900 block of Walnut Street and the 800 block of South Pine Street. When the officer arrived, he found a man identified as Keenan Marshall Mercer, 21, of Rocky Mount suffering from gunshot wounds.










56. Jahmel Montey Dales SOLVED PER RMPD 12-18-17 1100 Block of Niblick Dr. 6:00PM Shot -. Rocky Mount police would not specify the nature of the wounds or where the shooting took place. However, they did identify a home on the 1100 block of Niblick Drive as the site of an “altercation” that triggered the assault.









57. Leroy William Dunston 12-23-17 800 Block of Gay St. Shot - 4:54 a.m. Police responded to a shooting. When officers arrived on scene, they found Dunston. Dunston was transported to UNC Nash Health Care where he succumbed to his injuries. Dunston had just left a card game across the street from his home. However, he was found shot in his vehicle.












58. Jamal Rashad Harris 6-2-18 699 Cleveland St 415PM. Shot
















59. John Mack Caudle 7-4-18 440 S Church St. Shot Around 6:15 a.m., officers with the Rocky Mount Police Department responded to a call about a suspicious event in the 400 block of South Church Street











60. Mustafa Yousef Shabaneh, 9-4-18 1901 Forest Wood Rd Shot in his vehicle.















61. Anthony Ryan Hilliard 9-4-18 1901 Forest Wood Rd shot in a vehicle

















62. Kestler Rayo Bridgers, PER RMPD SOLVED















63. Torrey Tinell Hill, 1-5-19 4400 Carroll Ave.9PM Shot














64. Tobious Devone Cox 1-21-2019 700 Block W Thomas St. Was driving a white Ford Focus and was shot and hit a pole and passed away from the gunshot wounds.















65. Dequan Xavier Dickens 7/12/2019– 1100 block of Long Ave. Shot















66. Leontay Travon Bryant –8/9/2019 500 Block of Cascade Ave. Shot.


















67. Namir Rashan Davis SOLVED BY RMPD




68. Anthony Ray Arrington 10/8/2019 340AM Shot on Aqua Ct.


















69. Keivon Lamontae Bullock – Goldrock Rd Jan 16th Died 1/17


















70. Melvin Williams February 4th 611AM 200 block of S Tillery St. Assault

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