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Rocky Mount announces arrests in Operation Disarm

Posted September 10, 2009
Updated September 11, 2009

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— The Rocky Mount Police Department announced on Thursday that 14 people have been indicted on federal charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and other charges as part of Operation Disarm, an effort to combat guns and violent crime in the city.

  • Cerron Fox – charged with felon in possession of firearm.
  • Ronnie Clark – charged with felon in possession of firearm, possession of stolen firearm, and conspiracy to commit robbery with a firearm.
  • Terrence Holden – charged with felon in possession of firearm, possession of firearm during violent drug felony, and possession with intent to deliver narcotics.
  • Jason Hicks – charged with two Counts of felon in possession of firearm, possession of firearm with obliterated serial number.
  • James Brinkley – charged with felon in possession of firearm, possession of firearm with Obliterated Serial Number.
  • Roderick Whitaker – charged with felon in possession of firearm, possession with intent to deliver narcotics, maintaining a dwelling, possession of firearm during a drug felony, and conspiracy to distribute narcotics.
  • Coven Gabriel-Vick – charged with felon in possession of firearm.
  • Andre McNeil – charged with felon in possession of firearm, possession with intent to deliver Narcotics, and possession of firearm during a drug felony.
  • John Edge – charged with felon in possession of firearm, possession of an NFA weapon.
  • Demaz Alston – charged with felon in possession of firearms, firearm theft, possession of stolen firearm.
  • Lewis Alston – charged with felon in possession of firearm, possession of firearm during a drug felony, possession with intent to deliver narcotics, maintaining a dwelling for narcotics.
  • Tylious Daniels – charged with felon in possession of firearm, possession of firearm during a drug felony, possession with intent to deliver narcotics.
  • George McClain – charged with felon in possession of firearm.
  • Marvin Daniels – charged with felon in possession of firearm, possession with intent to deliver narcotics, maintaining a vehicle, possession of firearm during a drug felony.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the ATF began working with the Rocky Mount Police Department on Operation Disarm in March 2009. It is a federal, state and local cooperative effort against gun crimes.

“This is a continuation of our efforts to rid our community of drug and gun related crimes. This operation is a collaborative effort between our community and other law enforcement agencies,” Rocky Mount Police Chief John H. Manley said.

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  • rargos Sep 11, 2009

    "Fourteen pictures are worth fourteen thousand words. End of comment."

    Now, now ... that's the kind of racist talk that's not allowed on Golo. Just because all those arrested were black does NOT mean that blacks commit gun crimes out of proportion to society - it's racism/profiling on the part of the ATF/FBI/Rocky Mt. PD/etc.

  • AnotherIgnoredComment Sep 11, 2009

    Banned firearm, assault weapon

  • Thinkb4uspeak Sep 11, 2009

    What is an NFA weapon?

  • AnotherIgnoredComment Sep 11, 2009

    Need a new Chief, 17 year old is dead from a shooting and he hasn't made a statement about the investigation. He is the worst Chief in the history of this city and he and the city council have allowed crime to run rampant so as not to offend voters. The cost is the lives of children and it is too high.

  • ccs1920 Sep 11, 2009

    Fourteen pictures are worth fourteen thousand words. End of comment.

  • If the shoe fits.... Sep 11, 2009

    This is to the Rocky Mt. Police: Bring in the Feds, whatever it takes, to gain back our city. This firearms-from-felons effort is a good start, but it is only a start. As someone pointed out, over a period of less than a week, this many guns will be back on the street, having been stolen in residential break-ins. If the Durham crime rate is down, communicate and find out what has worked for Durham. What is it Rocky Mt. needs - new ideas with regard to policing, a stricter judicial system in Eastern NC, or more jails?

  • dohicky Sep 11, 2009

    All you have to do is read the news. Repeat offenders who have been put back on the streets time and time again. Bet if statistics were done you would find many of these people end up killing and/or never become law abiding citizens. I think we need to get rid of some parole boards and judges.

  • flipper59 Sep 11, 2009

    boat ride is in order

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Sep 11, 2009

    mdaphoto, I totally agree. We see cops doing a good job. But most people don't realize how quick many of these people are returned to the streets. More followups on these arrests might open people's eyes to our weak judges.

    Unfortunately, these arrests are just a drop in the bucket to the number of arrests needed in Rocky Mount, Durham, etc.

  • mdaphoto Sep 11, 2009

    wral needs to follow oup on what happens when these people get to the court system, and name the judges.

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