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Officer Attacked With Post, Man Arrested

Posted July 3, 2007

— A Roanoke Rapids man has been charged with trying to kill a police officer after the officer was attacked with a wooden post, police said.

Patrolman Westry Thorpe of the Roanoke Rapids Police Department was serving a domestic violence warrant on Christopher Davis, 22, when he was attacked, police said.

Davis has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault on a law enforcement officer inflicting serious injury and resisting arrest, police said.

Thorpe suffered facial and dental injuries and is recovering at home, police said.


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  • tom547293 Jul 4, 2007

    Good thing the Officer wasn't up against the Ex-Marine who killed a Bear with a log.

    See Strange News, 21 June

  • ladyblue Jul 3, 2007

    We know he's guilty of domestic violence now, so he can forget that trial. I hope the officer gets along o.k. and doesn't have permanent damage. They catch the devil just trying to do their job.

  • Historians 12th Jul 3, 2007

    I always wondered where the phrase "Post Haste" came from!

  • Vette Jul 3, 2007

    Historian said "I Appreciate What You Sacrafice To Keep My Family Safe," THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I do also. Thanks LEO

  • Seeminglyopposed Jul 3, 2007

    I just hope and pray that the judge in Fayetteville doesn't have a comrade to pass sentence on this man. If so, he will be out in.....lets say? ummmm 20 days and restitution,oh yeah community service working with battered women. This is just how ludicris our judical system is getting. Unreal....

  • JustCrazy2 Jul 3, 2007

    LOL Cuzinlukey. I use to work for the Dept. of Corrections. "Bubba" is just any guy who will turn this punk into his girlfriend. I'm sure he will meet "Bubba" on Day 1. They like to "break in" the young punks who "think" the are tough.

  • none123 Jul 3, 2007

    Hopefully this dirtbag will be locked up for good. This is a prime example of why certain people don't need to be walking the earth.

  • Lukey Jul 3, 2007


    If your profile is truthful then you cannot be his next room mate.

  • Lukey Jul 3, 2007


    Also a 4x4 is a version of a military vehicle of a four wheeled and four wheel drive vehicle. A 6x6 is another version of a much larger military vehicle that has three axels and may also be referred as a deuce and a half. It too is four wheel drive.

  • JustCrazy2 Jul 3, 2007

    I hope Christopher Davis gets what he deserves in prison. Meet Bubba, your new roomie.