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Nash County man charged in five robberies

Posted April 1, 2011

— A 47-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection with a string of five robberies in Nash and Wilson counties over the past four months, according to the Nash County Sheriff's Office.

Elvis Levon Perry, of Kingsboro Drive in Bailey, faces one count of common-law robbery and two counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon. 

Investigators believe that Perry robbed Kountry Kwik Pik in Bailey, Dollar General in Bailey and Comfort Suites in Wilson on Sunday, said Capt. Pat Joyner, with the Nash County Sheriff's Office.

He is also a suspect in the Jan. 16 robbery of the Comfort Suites and Dec. 12 robbery of the Sleep Inn, both in Wilson.

Perry was placed in the Nash County jail under an $80,000 bond.

He was convicted of accessory after the fact to common-law robbery in 2007, according to state Department of Correction records. He also spent four years in prison for 1993 larceny and breaking-and-entering convictions.


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  • Lead by Example Apr 1, 2011

    This guy needs a bond of at least one million, better yet no bond at all for doing a series of robberies in which 4 of them involved a weapon.

  • driverkid3 Apr 1, 2011

    Maybe he will get lucky and someone will take care of him better than the courts do.

  • hunter38 Apr 1, 2011

    The N.C. comical courts continue to amaze me. They will combine all charges to one....he'll plead guilty to that one charge and get time served and probation....get out and start the cycle again......we need tougher judges and courts.

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  • silencedogood Apr 1, 2011

    They should have had the magistrate find no probable cause, offer him a phone call, release him and let him walk home too.........

  • Nargile Apr 1, 2011

    4 years for robbery, but you kill a jogger in Chapel Hill and you get 18 months? Drive drunk underage, kill a man in his own driveway the day before he starts his first real job out of college and get probation? Huh?

  • just my2cents Apr 1, 2011

    Big shocker. And he may get 6 months AT MOST.

  • whatswrongwiththisplace Apr 1, 2011

    Is it really a surprise to anyone that he committed the same crimes again. Come on people. Enough with this second chance stuff. Enough is Enough. Why are we so afraid to really punish someone in this country? It might really change the world if all of these repeat offenders weren't able to repeat their offenses. Scary isn't it.

  • murdock Apr 1, 2011

    3 strikes