Local News

Man sought for trying to burgarlize ex-girlfriend's house

Posted January 17, 2010

— A Rocky Mount man is wanted on charges that he tried to burglarize his ex-girlfriend's house early Sunday.

The victim told police that she got a text message from Robert Lee Battle, 26, saying that he was going to break the windows of her house on Dexter Street. She said she then heard a loud noise, looked outside and saw Battle trying to kick in her back. He fled without gaining entry, police said.

Police issued arrest warrants against Battle for first-degree burglary. He remains at large.

Battle is an absconder from probation or parole supervision and is a registered sex offender, according to state Department of Correction records.

He was released from prison in November 2009 after serving time for possessing stolen goods and a probation revocation, DOC records show. He was placed on probation in October 2009 for driving while impaired in 2008.

He was convicted of taking indecent liberties with a 14-year-old minor in 2001, according to the North Carolina Offender Registry. He served five months, including one month for escaping jail, on a minimum sentence of a year and seven months, DOC records show.

1 Comment

This story is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • hralex Jan 18, 2010

    Really? My ex broke in...left his business card, CCBI came out and took fingerprints, of couse they were his, on the outside of my window. Nothing was ever done, there are alot of times the police and DA office could do something to let these people know they are NOT invincible....Maybe this guy will leave her alone...I didn't have that luck.