In Response To The Edgecombe County Democratic Party Letter Sent To Executive Committee

With all that is going on politically I sure would love to see the Edgecombe County Democratic Party being inclusive and involved in educating Democrats about the upcoming elections, redistricting and other.

I was not aware of a rally on September 16th and today is the 21st. Really?

It is good to know that the Precinct Organizational Period is in February of 2018 and that is around the time it usually is either February or March. I got that.

You say to secure a venure now. Really?

In order to be stronger together Edgecombe County Democrats need to be informed by the county party as to what is going on politically locally, statewide and nationally.




Press Release: Edgecombe County Sheriff Office Arrest Several Guys For Stealing Hemp Plants Being Grown In Edgecombe County

Sheriff Cleveland “Clee” Atkinson Jr.


Recently, there have been a number of incidents of people stealing or trying to steal hemp plants being grown in the county. Industrial Hemp is not marijuana. It contains less than 1% THC, meaning that it will not get you high like marijuana will.

On 09/18/17, Corporal Jones responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle near one hemp field and found three subjects attempting to steal hemp plants. He arrested William Cooper, Malik Hudson, and Jacquel Baker-Johnson and charged them with 2nd Degree Trespassing. They were released on $2500 unsecured bonds.

On 09/19/17, Deputy Silver responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of the same hemp field and found two people who had stolen hemp plants already. He arrested Milton Epps and Kenneth Williams and charged them with Felony Larceny and 2nd Degree Trespass. Williams was additionally charged with Driving While License Revoked. Epps and Williams were jailed at the Edgecombe County Detention Center under $50,000 bonds.

The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office will continue to monitor the hemp fields in the county and arrest anyone trespassing at these sites.

Milton Ray Epps B/M DOB- 04/17/81

1545 Harper St. Rocky Mount

Kenneth Antonio Williams B/M DOB- 02/23/89

1516 Harper St. Rocky Mount

William Calvin Cooper B/M DOB- 07/07/89

802 Howard Ave. Tarboro

Malik Hudson B/M DOB- 10/05/95

802 Howard Ave. Tarboro

Jacquel Baker-Johnson B/M DOB- 04/01/092

47 Shady Lake Dr. Tarboro