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Roanoke Rapids man charged with trying to kill woman

Posted July 1, 2008

— Authorities charged a 19-year-old man Monday with kidnapping and trying to kill a woman over the weekend.

Tishawn Edwards, of Roanoke Rapids, was charged with first-degree kidnapping, attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He was being held in the Halifax County Jail without bond.

A woman told authorities she was assaulted throughout the weekend, suffering a broken collarbone when she was thrown against the steps in her Bolling Road home. Her neck was cut, and her assailant tried to push her out of a moving car on N.C. Highway 48, authorities said.

The woman was able to escape on Sunday, authorities said.


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  • prayin4tr Jul 2, 2008

    This boy rode my mom's bus when he was inschool and was a lil bad tail then. His mom just tried to take up for him whenever he did wrong. wonder what she thinks of him now?

  • Dr. Dataclerk Jul 1, 2008

    Young ladies, this is a new day. Be aware what man you allow into you life. Play it safe and be around people when a man is in your present. Know him well before being alone with him. I am glad the young lady was able to get away from him. Give him 50 years in prison.

  • dingo Jul 1, 2008

    ol tishawn, now, he sho do got a temper.

  • Anne N Jul 1, 2008

    One word for this man, sure Im not allowed to say.

  • Skywatch_NC Jul 1, 2008

    Glad she got away!

    Hopefully he'll be shoved and slammed around in prison!