Rocky Mount man charged with Elm City stabbing death
Posted April 20, 2016
Elm City, N.C. — A 27-year-old Rocky Mount man was charged with murder in connection to an Elm City stabbing death on Tuesday night, officials said.
The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office responded just before 8 p.m. to the call of a stabbing at 5207 Temperance Hall Road. When authorities arrived, they found William Earl Holland, who was pronounced dead on scene.
Deputies issued a BOLO for Holland's 1988 Chevrolet S10 Blazer, which was taken from the residence.
Deputies arrested Charles David Morris early Wednesday morning and charged him with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony larceny of a motor vehicle. His first court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.
There was no forced entry, officials said, and it appears the victim knew Morris.