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Sheriff says suspects are cooperating

Nash County Sheriff Dick Jenkins said the two suspects arrested in connection with the shooting at the Nash County Courthouse on Tuesday are cooperating with investigators. 

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Both suspects arrested

Both suspects in Tuesday’s shooting at the Nash County Courthouse have been arrested. 

Law enforcement officers arrested Demond Levar Morris, 36, of Rocky Mount, late Wednesday night. Morris was named a suspect in the case on Tuesday, the day of the shooting incident. 

On Thursday morning, Morris’ brother, Brandon Tremaine Morris turned himself in after warrants were issued for his arrest. Brandon is suspected to be the shooter in the incident. 

Demond Morris was charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill. He was placed in jail under a $500,000 bond. 

His first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday morning. 

Brandon Morris, 31, of Rocky Mount, is expected to be charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill have been taken out on Brandon Morris. 

The brothers are allegedly responsible for a shooting outside the Nash County Courthouse on Tuesday morning. 

Lamar Shonte Ricks and Donte’a Evans were shot just after 11 a.m. outside the courthouse doors. Ricks was shot in the back and Evans was shot in the hand and leg. 

Authorities have not released a motive for the shooting. 

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Two men shot at courthouse
State helicopters flew over Nashville and surrounding areas Tuesday searching for two suspects. (Graphic photo by Amanda Clark)
Two men shot at courthouse

The Nash County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its search for two men in connection with a shooting outside the Nash County Courthouse on Tuesday morning.
Two men were shot right outside the courthouse doors just after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 28. The victims, Lamar Shonte Ricks and Donte’a Evans, were initally reported to have received non-life threatening injuries. Those injuries are now considered critical. 

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Annual Monster Dash run is Saturday!

Costume-clad runners will once again take to the streets of Nashville on Saturday for the second annual Monster Dash for United Way.
Last year’s event brought out close to 300 runners. Over $7,000 was raised in the first event, which is sponsored by Nash County, United Way Tar River Region and the Town of Nashville. Proceeds go towards the United Way Tar River Region.

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STEAK, BURGER AND GOOD CONVERSATION! –– The Boys and Girls Clubs of Nash/Edgecombe County hosted its annual Steak and Burger Dinner on Thursday, October 23 at the Gateway Convention Center. The Steak & Burger Dinner is a fundraising event that provides the opportunity for Boys & Girls Club members to have dinner with corporate sponsors and community leaders. Simon T. Bailey was the guest speaker for this year’s event.

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Early voting ends Saturday

Early voting has gotten off to a good start, with around 7,500 voting as of Tuesday afternoon, Nash County Board of Elections Director John Kearney said.
Kearney said the final figures may end up being about the same, however, since the early voting period is 7 days shorter than usual.

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The Nashville Graphic is introducing officers of the Nashville Police Department each month as part of an “Officer Spotlight” series.  The articles are featured the last Thursday of each month  to help Nashville residents get to know the officers who protect and serve their communities.

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Local band receives international award
Local band receives international award

A local band was recently recognized with album of the year at the 2014 International Music and Entertainment Awards.
Against Their Will was nominated for three awards and won Metal Album of the Year at the awards ceremony, which was held in Ashland, Kentucky.
Jake Tripp, the group’s bass player who is from Nashville, said the group was surprised to hear they had won.

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