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Police catch suspects at home break-in

Posted December 14, 2009

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— Rocky Mount police said they caught two 22-year-old men running from the scene of a home break-in Saturday afternoon.

Officers responding to a break-in at 209 Home St. saw Matthew Coley and Jermond Dickens running out the back door of the home, police said. The men were caught a short distance away.

Police said they found two stolen broaches on Dickens and returned them to their owner.

Coley and Dickens were both charged with residential breaking-and-entering, larceny after breaking-and-entering, injury to real property and resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer.

They were placed in the Nash County Jail under separate $6,000 secured bonds. Both men were set to appear in court Tuesday.

Dickens was released from prison in June after serving six months for larceny from a person, according to state Department of Correction records. He also has three convictions each for inciting a riot and simple assault and one for assault inflicting serious injury on a detention employee, among others.

DOC record show that Colley was put on probation a year ago for driving while impaired and speeding to elude arrest. He has also served time for carrying a concealed weapon.

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  • makeitright Dec 14, 2009

    handcuff both of them to the judges that let them out and another one to the lawyers that got em off.

  • lumberman Dec 14, 2009

    For one of these fine up standing citizens it looks like 6 months in six months out. Prison must not be too bad if after being out only 6 months you are ready to go back.

  • MillerB Dec 14, 2009

    Winthrow- The deterrent is inder the mattress, loaded with hollow-point bullets

  • Winthro Dec 14, 2009

    DeathRow, they'll probably be out before you get home from work. The system is letting us down. Where is the deterent?

  • Jeff_W Dec 14, 2009

    It sounds like the police are doing their duty, but the courts are failing us.... If we make jail time harsher (no TV - only selected books - if can't read, this is an incentive to learn, litter pickup, ditch digging, demolition of abandoned housing in community) criminals will be less likely to chance committing another crime that will send them back to jail.... Jail should not be a spa or time for a medical tune-up - it is punishment, to be suffered. We need tougher courts and jail reform.
    posted by: If the shoe fits..

    Careful now. That sounds an awful lot like common sense. You need to be careful spewing that sort of thing on this forum. :-)

  • If the shoe fits.... Dec 14, 2009

    It sounds like the police are doing their duty, but the courts are failing us. Courts and jails apparently have revolving doors. That must be a demoraling thing if you are a policeman. What is the theory, that we can't afford to keep all these criminals locked up? Cut back on the perks. If we make jail time harsher (no TV - only selected books - if can't read, this is an incentive to learn, litter pickup, ditch digging, demolition of abandoned housing in community) criminals will be less likely to chance committing another crime that will send them back to jail.
    If they get a heated space, clean bedding, 3 meals a day and medical care (dental?), what they get in jail probably is far better than they provide for themselves outside. Jail should not be a spa or time for a medical tune-up - it is punishment, to be suffered. We need tougher courts and jail reform.

  • 3stoogesfan Dec 14, 2009

    It's a cycle. As soon as they get out, they're doing it again.

  • tommys5 Dec 14, 2009

    You will be reading about them here again in ..................
    4 weeks. same old same old till they kill someone.

  • euimport Dec 14, 2009

    out soon with credit for good behavior. until next time. world keeps on spinning ....

  • stateman Dec 14, 2009

    Rocky Mount strikes again

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