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Man wanted in Rocky Mount stabbing

Posted June 9, 2009

— Police were searching for a suspect in the stabbing of a 17-year-old on Sunday.

Investigators said that Johnathan Leon Nixon, 19, of 1124 Nashville Road, stabbed Michael Ray Lynch at Rex and Clark streets shortly after 1 a.m. Family members took Lynch to Nash General Hospital. He was transported to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville and was in good condition Tuesday.

Warrants have been issued against Nixon for attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Nixon might be in the area 4405 Champion Way in Rocky Mount. He has a chrome BMX bike with black rims and silver or chrome pegs.

Anyone with information about Nixon's whereabouts should call Rocky Mount Police at 252-972-1411 Capt. Laura Fahnestock at 252-972-1681.


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  • Mrs. Keep It Real Jun 9, 2009

    Did they really just describe his BIKE as the getaway vehicle?? That's hilarious! Was his accomplice on a Huffy?

  • IhateForeignOil Jun 9, 2009

    *sighs* Good ol' rocky mount, the city on the rise...NOT!

  • ForestForestGump Jun 9, 2009

    BMX bike, huh? Crime REALLY doesn't pay.....