Man sought in Rocky Mount armed robbery, kidnapping
Rocky Mount police are searching for a 24-year-old man who they believe held up a man and teenage boy at gunpoint and stole their rental car Friday afternoon.Posted — Updated
Investigators said that Jamelle Battle held up David Earl McNeil, 37, and Tony Sharpe Jr., 16, at 416 Sycamore St. around 3:15 p.m. He stole the rented 2009 Toyota Camry and $190 in cash.
Police issued warrants against Battle for armed robbery and two counts of kidnapping. Battle, whose last known address is 416 Apt. D Sycamore St., remains at large.
Police were continuing to investigate the incident.
According to state Department of Correction records, Battle has several convictions for breaking-and-entering and larceny in Wilson and Edgecombe counties between 2001 and 2005.
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