Local News

Nash County man charged in five robberies

Posted April 1, 2011 8:08 a.m. EDT
Updated April 1, 2011 8:36 a.m. EDT

— A 47-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection with a string of five robberies in Nash and Wilson counties over the past four months, according to the Nash County Sheriff's Office.

Elvis Levon Perry, of Kingsboro Drive in Bailey, faces one count of common-law robbery and two counts each of robbery with a dangerous weapon and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon. 

Investigators believe that Perry robbed Kountry Kwik Pik in Bailey, Dollar General in Bailey and Comfort Suites in Wilson on Sunday, said Capt. Pat Joyner, with the Nash County Sheriff's Office.

He is also a suspect in the Jan. 16 robbery of the Comfort Suites and Dec. 12 robbery of the Sleep Inn, both in Wilson.

Perry was placed in the Nash County jail under an $80,000 bond.

He was convicted of accessory after the fact to common-law robbery in 2007, according to state Department of Correction records. He also spent four years in prison for 1993 larceny and breaking-and-entering convictions.