Local News

Man charged with attempted rape of elderly woman

Posted September 24, 2010

Map Marker  Find News Near Me

— A Rocky Mount man was arrested Thursday on charges that he tried to rape an elderly woman and burglarized her house in June.

Herman Anthony Maynor, 48, was charged with attempted first-degree rape, first-degree burglary and felony larceny. He was placed in the Nash County jail under a $90,000 bond.

The woman told police that she was awakened by the sound of breaking glass 3 a.m. on June 16, then found a strange man in her house. He tried to sexually assault her and then fled with some of her property and money, police said.

Maynor, whose criminal record dates to 1979, has spent more than 15 of the past 22 years in prison, according to state Department of Correction records. He has more than a dozen breaking-and-entering and larceny convictions in Halifax, Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson counties.

39 Comments

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • we-r-just-human Sep 24, 2010

    itsmyownopinion... sounds GOOD to me...

  • Eastern N.C. Native Sep 24, 2010

    Very well put cwood3.

  • southpaw Sep 24, 2010

    These animals should be locked up for life. If not,just castrate them so there will be no more innocent victims.. If the liberal judges feel that these animals will not be a threat to society why not the judges hire them to be a maintenance man around their home or hire them as a baby sitter for their children.

  • cwood3 Sep 24, 2010

    $90,000 BAIL-should be $900,000, or better yet NO BAIL. Sooner or later, the sorry liberal judges are going to learn that habitual felons need maximum sentences. What will it take-some of our judges getting hurt?? Or this poor lady being some liberal judge's mother-or some liberal politicians mother.

    Actually, this goes back to our liberal politicians who want the black liberal vote-so they make things easy on the criminals. Yeo know-liberals say our jails are overflowing with a disperportionate number of blacks. Watch the news-then go figure. Get them to behave in downtown Rocky Mt., and the jail population will reduce in Nash Co.!!

    Oh-and don't call me a racist!! Cause what I'm saying is FACT!!

  • ncguy Sep 24, 2010

    what happened to rosy palm?

  • itsmyownopinion Sep 24, 2010

    What is the maximum sentence for the charges against him? Isn't it about time for a three strikes, or less, law here in NC? In fact, I think a conviction for the first sexual offense should be life, without parole. If the victim is a child or elderly, the death penalty. I'm really tired of criminals getting off light on these crimes. They always repeat.

  • heaf200 Sep 24, 2010

    OMG - THIS MAKES ME SICK TO MY STOMACH - THROW HIM IN GENERAL POPULATION, LET HIM SEE HOW IT FEELS TO BE ASSAULTED THE WAY HE TRIED TO ASSAULT THIS POOR WOMAN.

  • braddavis Sep 24, 2010

    Anybody else think this guy looks like the Missing Link meets the cavemen from the Geico commercials?

  • esprg Sep 24, 2010

    What shouldn't shock me however it does if he spent more than 15 of the past 22 yrs in prison...HELLO rehabilitation is SO NOT WORKING!

  • esprg Sep 24, 2010

    LOL @ LoveSomeGolo: well ain't he purty!

More...