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Two sought in assault using dog collar in Rocky Mount

Posted February 7, 2011

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— Rocky Mount police are looking for two people accused of assaulting a 29-year-old man with a dog collar. 

Aaron Brent Simmons, 28, of Wilson, and Amanda Louise Spencer, 30, face charges of common law robbery and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. 

The suspects and the victim are acquaintances.

Police said the suspects forced entry into the victim's home on Williford Street and assaulted him on Sunday. They tried to asphyxiate him with a dog collar, police said. 

The victim was able to escape and get help. 

The suspects took money, a phone and the victim's car, a 1993 Chevrolet Caprice, from the house, police said. The vehicle was found on Sunday at the Days Inn at 1340 N. Wesleyan Blvd.

Simmons and Spencer have not been located. Anyone with information about their whereabouts should call police at 252-972-1411 or Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111.


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  • tritonlm6 Feb 8, 2011

    All that for a few bucks and a '93 Caprice? Tell me there is more to the story.

  • imsirius Feb 8, 2011

    Wow! They tried to choke a man to death with a dog collar? I'm gonna go out on a limb and say this may have something to do with drugs.

  • sap0953 Feb 8, 2011

    What in the world???

  • sammyg Feb 8, 2011

    I don't think I want to know the full story on this one...