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Rocky Mount man charged with Elm City stabbing death

Posted April 20, 2016 6:35 a.m. EDT
Updated April 20, 2016 6:39 a.m. EDT

Charles David Morris, 27, of Rocky Mount

— A 27-year-old Rocky Mount man was charged with murder in connection to an Elm City stabbing death on Tuesday night, officials said.

The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office responded just before 8 p.m. to the call of a stabbing at 5207 Temperance Hall Road. When authorities arrived, they found William Earl Holland, who was pronounced dead on scene.

Deputies issued a BOLO for Holland's 1988 Chevrolet S10 Blazer, which was taken from the residence.

Deputies arrested Charles David Morris early Wednesday morning and charged him with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony larceny of a motor vehicle. His first court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.

There was no forced entry, officials said, and it appears the victim knew Morris.