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Man arrested in Rocky Mount bank robbery

Posted October 13, 2011
Updated October 14, 2011

— Rocky Mount police arrested Robert Jason Jones Wednesday, just hours after they say he robbed a bank on Fairview Road.

A man passed a note to a teller just after 1:30 p.m. demanding money, then he left the bank in a silver Ford Mustang. Investigators identified Jones, 36, as their suspect and charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

He was being held Thursday at the Edgecombe County Jail on $25,000 secured bond.


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  • popemary97 Oct 24, 2011

    I have know Jason and his wife an 2 boys for a long time an jason is a great person he was there for me when my husband died last year at home.He is my back door neighbor an the Jason that I love would not do this .Jason would do anything for anyone at any time .When my husband had surgery a few years ago Jason cooked food for us. He is a great friend an I love him an his family dearly .I also think he made a bad decision but Jason is not a bag guy at all .

  • kidderjoe Oct 17, 2011

    I've known this man and his family for a while and I can say that they all have been there for me and my family when we were going through hard times. He's just a good person who has made a bad decision. I hope I can be there for their family the way they were there for me!

  • parkerashley251 Oct 17, 2011

    I know this family personally and have known them for years,he has always been the best husband and father a person could ask for. This has been the greatest shock to me and to the community. He has always been the type of person that would give you the shirt off his back and has never taken anything from anyone. I am hoping and praying people do not judge him for his desperate actions without knowing what he may have been going through.

  • benjaminwestgm1swaw Oct 14, 2011

    a man who's family is in need will do what it takes to take care of them, even if it means doing something illegal, i have no doubt in my mind that had this man had another option, he wouldnt be sitting in jail right now. my thoughts are with you and your family buddy...

  • mjoyner3 Oct 14, 2011

    I know this guy as well and he is a wonderful person. I am still in shock! I am praying for his wife and children.

  • SmokeWagon Oct 14, 2011

    ..."makes you wonder what could be so bad in someones life to make them do such bad things awood2.."

    No, not really...when you have no money, no job, the debt collecters are hounding you night and day, your kids and family are hungry, the lights are turned off, your car is repoed, and it all starts crashing down around you....you will do things that you would not ever dream of if circumstances where different. That is EXACTLY it is important for the politicians to FINALLY get that thru their thich heads, rather than spending BILLIONS and BILLIONS bailing out fat bankers, unions and Wall Street, the average family is where the "problems" are the greatest......'cause if the downward spiral continues...you ain't seen NOTHING yet..!!!

  • melissajmoore2 Oct 14, 2011

    I know this family and this guy is a wonderful husband and father. He made a mistake as we all do at times. Times are hard and people do things many times to take care of their families without thinking about themsleves. No one knows why he did this but him and God. Do not judge him as that is not our right. Prayers are with him and his family. God Bless them through this time! Momof3

  • anita5 Oct 14, 2011

    Don't always judge. This guy is a wonderful husband and father. He does a lot in the community. Ive seen him at the grocery store parking lot walk an elderly person to their car out of concern for them. He must have just had some issues that we dont know about. Times are hard these days. I think he is a very nice person who made a bad mistake. My prayers are with him and his family. Anita

  • awood2 Oct 14, 2011

    makes you wonder what could be so bad in someones life to make them do such bad things

  • Mark Hayes Oct 13, 2011

    Seems the worse the crime the less the bond.