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Arrest made in Rocky Mount cold case

Posted May 9, 2013

— Police said Thursday that they have arrested a man in connection with a 2009 homicide in Rocky Mount.

Kenneth Marshall Joyner, 34, of Rocky Mount, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was being held without bond in the Edgecombe County jail.

Henry Boney Jr., 40, was shot during a robbery outside his Bedford Road home on Aug. 21, 2009, and died three days later, police said. During the robbery, Boney was able to return fire and wounded his killer, police said.

Joyner sought treatment for a gunshot wound shortly after the incident, police said, and investigators were eventually able to link him to the crime.


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  • mammothman53 May 9, 2013

    "Do you guys realize it took 4 years to catch this man?"
    Some crimes it takes years,even decades to solve. Some are never solved!!

  • ngsoldier13p May 9, 2013

    How many of you talking about how slow it took to solve the crime have actually investigated a homicide before? Or any crime for that matter?....I would be willing to bet every dollar I have ever or will ever make (Not that it will be much, no one gets into LE for the $$) that none of you have, and that none of you ever will. Kudos to the RMPD for a job well done.

  • fishon May 9, 2013

    Slow, Wow,4 years.

    Everyone look on the bright side, they caught him! How about persistent, relentless pursuit of a killer finally brought him down...

  • Sweet Angel May 9, 2013

    Wow that's super slow

  • Obamacare survives May 9, 2013

    Do you guys realize it took 4 years to catch this man?

  • usmilewme2 May 9, 2013

    Wow only took them 4 yrs to link him to crime?

  • gingerlynn May 9, 2013

    Why did it take 4 years to link him to the crime?