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Three charged in Edgecombe County break-in

Posted November 19, 2015

Canady was charged with breaking and entering, larceny of a firearm, felony larceny, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Avent and Lloyd were both charged with breaking and entering, larceny of a firearm, and felony larceny. Lloyd was also served with outstanding paperwork from Nash County for communicating threats and from Edgecombe County for simple assault.
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— Three men were arrested Thursday after a police pursuit in Edgecombe County.

Deputies with the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dunbar subdivision around 8:30 a.m. in response to a break in in progress.

When deputies arrived, they found the three men near their car, which was parked at the back of the victim’s home. One man was able to get in the car and drove toward an officer who attempted to move out of the way. As the driver continued to move closer, the deputy fired his weapon and the car crashed into a tree. The man then got out and pointed a weapon at officers.

The driver, Calvin Terrell Canady, 19, of 101 Linden Place in Rocky Mount along with a second man identified as Demaris Rashon Avent, 18, of 4288 Wheel Court in Battleboro, ran into the woods. A third man, Steven Maurice Lloyd, 18, of 2148 Meadowbrook Road in Rocky Mount, was taken into custody at the victim’s home.

Police dogs were brought in to help locate the two men who fled. Canady was located and taken into custody a short while later and was treated for minor injuries by Edgecombe County Rescue.

Avent was unable to be located by police dogs, but was later arrested at his home.

Canady was charged with breaking and entering, larceny of a firearm, felony larceny, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Avent and Lloyd were both charged with breaking and entering, larceny of a firearm, and felony larceny. Lloyd was also served with outstanding paperwork from Nash County for communicating threats and from Edgecombe County for simple assault.

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  • Roy Jones Nov 20, 2015
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    I'm sure they needed a ride to church they were incident victims of a crime. it will be everyone fault with the criminals not taking responsibility for their actions

  • Mick Flynn Nov 20, 2015
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    12% of the population and 50% of the violent crime.

  • Wayne Douglas III Nov 19, 2015
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    Too bad the officer who fired his weapon, wasn't able to hit the mark. Then we would only have 2 to support.

  • Wayne Douglas III Nov 19, 2015
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    Awesome! 3 more that we will have to support for the next 60 years or so. The revolving door of the judicial system, is in full swing for these filth.