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Rocky Mount man slapped with slew of charges after traffic stop

Posted February 7, 2011

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— A registered sex offender racked up nine charges after police say he ran a stop sign in Rocky Mount.

Authorities said Johnathan Raymond Knight, 29, was driving erratically before leading police on a chase that ended at his house at 111 Wilkinson St. on Feb. 3.

Upon further investigation, police said Knight was driving on a revoked license, had violated sex offender restrictions by living within 1,000 feet of a school and had a firearm in his car despite being a convicted felon.

He was also charged with reckless driving, resisting a public officer, fictitious registration and two counts of failure to stop for a stop sign.

Knight posted bond and was released.

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  • whitehurstk0625 Feb 8, 2011

    It is terrible the way our society has chosen to pass judgement on people, myself included. I know the circumstances behind this young man's "sex offense" and it has nothing to do with what people want to believe. If I did not have the background I am sure I would be having the same thoughts as several of you. He went to jail and served several years and yes I will agree that if he was breaking the law he needs to handle the consequences. However, don't assume always that where there is smoke there is fire.

  • tritonlm6 Feb 8, 2011

    Punchline of the whole story...."Knight posted bond and was released".

  • lumberman Feb 8, 2011

    Sherlock a convicted felon can only have a gun if it is a black powder weapon. That is a stupid loop hole in the federal law. It is illegal for a convicted felon to own a rim fire or center fire weapon anytime or anywhere

  • Sherlock Feb 8, 2011

    By law this individual has a right to post and be released, at this time he has a been convicted of these crimes. Also a convicted felony is allowed by law to have a weapon as long as he is on his own property and teh vehicle is his property. I believe this is a case that the ACLU & NAACP need to be engaged into tho help this individual.

  • lumberman Feb 8, 2011

    Another fine up standing citizen. Yea right! This guy has shown that laws mean nothing to him. The only thing this nice guy will understand is time in jail. This honest hard working citizen is a load on the taxpaying public and more than likely always will be. Rev Barber needs to spend a little time with this guy and see if there is anything he can do to help this misunderstood fellow out with. What a load.

  • indrdw Feb 8, 2011

    Duh - he was a registered sex offender living too close to a school and they set his bail at an amount that he can be out on the streets again. So much for caring for the children and protecting law abiding citizens. Laws are no good except for law abiding citizents. People like this work at getting away with anything they can and our judges let them go when they are caught.

  • fatchanceimwrong Feb 8, 2011

    I'm sure he'll show up for court. Probably one of his bail-posting babymammas who's hoping he will anyway.

  • Scubagirl Feb 8, 2011

    "Knight posted bond and was released."

    Great, put him back on the street where he can do more damage!

  • ewdickens Feb 8, 2011

    After posting bail he drove to a firing range to practice then to a school cafeteria for lunch...

  • Opinionated1 Feb 8, 2011

    Agreed.. everyone one should be allowed to request bail. However, in some instances it should not be allowed and more so in this case, as it is obvious that he let everyone know he has no problems running from police and has total disregard for laws.

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