The Nash County Sheriff's Office has arrested four suspects and are still searching for the fifth suspect in connection with the county's first homicide in over two years. Members of the Sheriff's Office responded to 13360 W. Old Spring Hope Road, Spring Hope on Friday morning in reference to a man with a possible gunshot wound. The victim, Tony Maurice Braswell, 21, was found by a family member lying on the ground in the front yard of the residence.
Nashville Police are searching for a man who robbed Food Lion on Saturday night. According to a press release, a white male entered the store, at 1151 Eastern Avenue in Nashville, around 9:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. He ordered one of the cashiers to place the money from the cash register into a plastic bag. The suspect did not display a weapon but told the cashier that he had a weapon in the waistband of his pants.
While most kids are sleeping in on Saturday mornings, Tripp and Riley Evans are in their garden, picking and preparing to sell their homegrown goods to the public. The brothers recently opened Evans Brothers Veggie Stand at the corner of Old Bailey Highway and Rose Loop Road. This is the second year the boys have had a vegetable stand but the Evans' family has had a garden for many years. The boy's mom, Lindsey Evans, said she has always had a garden with her mom and grandmother.
An employee of PNC in Nashville was arrested and charged with stealing from a customer's account. Meghan Nicole McComb, 28, faces 13 charges of felony obtaining property by false pretense plus one charge each of felony embezzlement, felony financial card theft and felony identity theft. According to Nashville Police Chief Tom Bashore, McComb allegedly used a customer's debit card to remove cash from a customer's account.
The Tar River Regional Drug Task Force spent most of Monday rounding up suspected drug dealers in and around the Spring Hope area. Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone will announce the results of the roundup, dubbed Operation Spring Cleaning, on Thursday afternoon. Operation Spring Cleaning is an initiative geared to address the recent drug-related crimes, specifically in and near Spring Hope. Around 30 subjects have been investigated within the past year, which resulted in felony warrants being obtained against the subjects.
The Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Board of Education approved an updated AIG plan at their regular meeting earlier this month. The plan is required to be updated every three years. The Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System's Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Education Program is a part of a continuum of services that promotes and supports the academic achievement of all students while emphasizing appropriate educational opportunities for the academically/intellectually gifted child.
An elderly Nashville woman was duped into paying thousands of dollars to several individuals claiming to have done work to her home. According to the Nash County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the 6000 block of NC 58 in Nashville on June 7 around 1 p.m. in reference to a possible home repair fraud. The victim stated she had paid several thousands of dollars to the suspects over a period of several months for home repairs. However, she didn't think the repairs had been completed so she contacted the Sheriff's Office.