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Man charged in November 2008 attempted murder

Posted January 8, 2010

— Rocky Mount police have arrested a man on suspicions that he helped commit an attempted murder in November 2008.

Randy Kay Sharpe, 24, faces charges of accessory after the fact for attempted first-degree murder and accessory after the fact for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in connection with the Nov. 21, 2008, shooting of Brian Nicholas Thorne.

Investigators believe that three men were in a car that pulled up alongside Thorne, 25, while he was walking in the 1600 block of Windsor Drive, near Marlee Drive. Police said two men got out of the car and shot Thorne, who was critically wounded but is recovering.

Police described the shooters' vehicle as a gray, silver or light blue, 1990s-model, 4-door Toyota Corolla.

Sharpe was arrested Thursday at 410 Craig St. He was additionally charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a stolen firearm. He was also served with outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court on charges of driving while impaired, driving with a revoked license and speeding.

Sharpe was being held in the Edgecombe County Jail Friday under a $125,000 bond.

He has served prison time and probation for a number of breaking-and-entering, larceny and fraud convictions, according to state Department of Correction records.

The investigation into the attempted murder is ongoing. Anyone with information about the crime should call Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411 or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.


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  • makeitright Jan 8, 2010

    and most states are doing away with the death penalty.... what are they thinking folks?

  • Just the facts mam Jan 8, 2010

    Sure seems to be a lot of terrorist running around in Rocky Mount - I feel sorry for the good people there who have to put up with these career criminals as our Justice System will not keep them behind bars so they keep terrorizing the good innocent people.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jan 8, 2010

    "Man charged in November 2008 attempted murder"

    Since there are sooooo many of these, can we not start calling them like we see them? How about changing the title to "Thug charged in November 2008 attempted murder".