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Nash County man accused of attempted robbery against mother

Posted August 4, 2011

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— A Nash County man is accused of trying to force his mother to withdraw money out of her bank account. 

Witnesses called police on Wednesday after they said Roger Wayne Edwards, 47, of Elm City, waved a gun at a woman in the parking lot of the Wachovia Bank at 2910 Sunset Ave. in Rocky Mount.

Police said the 82-year-old woman told them that her son was using force to have her remove money from the account and give it to him.

No one was injured. 

Edwards is charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting a public officer.

He was being held under a $35,000 bond in the Nash County Jail on Thursday. 

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  • Rebelyell55 Aug 5, 2011

    He should get some time out this. We'll see.

  • bigpinkstork Aug 5, 2011

    He tried to rob his Mama? what's wrong with the man?! Has to be drugs, right? I mean, who does that?

  • wa4dou Aug 5, 2011

    "How does a convicted Felon get a Gun ?? Didn't he go thru the Background check like the honest folks have to. Doesn't he know the laws ?? Can you all see just how foolish and utter waste of Tax Dollars the gun permit system is ? Criminals don't use it, only honest citizens do. Do away with the Gun Check system and Save the Taxpayer Dollars. It Just plain doesn't work !!"

    Outlaws seldom buy guns from legitimate sources. They buy them from individuals who are ethically lax in their decisions to sell. Some are legal guns, others are stolen. In cases where they're purchased from something akin to legitimate sources, they commit fraud and game the system. Occasionally they find an unscrupulous dealer. When society demands punishment that fits the crime, they'll get a lot less crime. Our crime problem today is the result of decades of permissiveness.

  • tewc Aug 5, 2011

    Loser!!!!!

  • jsc1990 Aug 5, 2011

    another sign of the times! He would probably resort to more violence rather than GET a REAL JOB. I hope NO ONE goes his BAIL- and we know he isn't capable of paying for it. What happened to Honor Thy Mother and Father? I feel so sorry for her.

  • YNCSW51 Aug 5, 2011

    Amazing what drugs do to you. I hope they throw the book at him. Disgusting.

  • sammyg Aug 5, 2011

    To his own mother?!! Lowest of the low!

  • rayne0524 Aug 5, 2011

    This is disgusting,I hope he gets a good amount of time.

  • bowslinger70 Aug 4, 2011

    How does a convicted Felon get a Gun ?? Didn't he go thru the Background check like the honest folks have to. Doesn't he know the laws ?? Can you all see just how foolish and utter waste of Tax Dollars the gun permit system is ? Criminals don't use it, only honest citizens do. Do away with the Gun Check system and Save the Taxpayer Dollars. It Just plain doesn't work !!