On 11/22/17, during a joint operation between the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and Tarboro Police Department, Lieutenants Muse (ECSO) and Mann (TPD) observed suspicious behavior from a person in East Tarboro. The person sped away in a vehicle blowing through stop signs and eventually ending up on US 64 Bypass. Edgecombe County deputies got the person stopped at the US 64 Alternate exit in Rocky Mount.
When deputies approached the vehicle, they could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. Deputy Dozier removed the driver, Khalil Wilkins from the vehicle. A pistol was immediately observed in Wilkins’ seat. A check of the firearm showed that it was entered as stolen by the Duke University Campus Police. Wilkins was found to be a convicted felon. Wilkins has a pending charge of Possession of Firearm by Felon from Tarboro Police Department. Further search of the vehicle turned up a “brick” or 50 bags of heroin. Another 40 bags of heroin was found inside Wilkins’ pants at the magistrate’s office.
Detective Johnson charged Wilkins with Possession of Firearm by Felon, Possession of Stolen Gun, Trafficking Heroin, PWISD Heroin, Maintaining a Vehicle for Sale/Storage of Controlled Substance, and aggressive driving. He was placed in the Edgecombe County Detention Center under a $900,000 secured bond.
Sheriff Atkinson notes that combined efforts with other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies are critical in fighting crime. Our office will continue to foster these partnerships to combat criminal elements in our jurisdiction. Sheriff Atkinson wants to thank Chief Webb and staff for their part in planning and implementing the operation that netted this arrest.
Since Sheriff Clee Atkinson was appointed Sheriff he should consider applying for the Chief of Police in Rocky Mount since he lives in the city limits and has been for almost 20 years. I feel strongly that he would do a great job. He has been involved in gang/drug activity over the years so he would come in with much expertise. Although I would hate to see him not become elected as Sheriff, I feel he would be what Rocky Mount need at this time with his compassion for law enforcement.
I would say this would be good for Rocky Mount and Sheriff Atkinson. Sheriff Atkinson ties to the State Highway Patrol, Edgecombe County Sheriff Office and the Rocky Mount Police Department to me would be great.
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On August 23, 2017 the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Tarboro Police Department, arrested Jerry Holloman of Everette Road, Tarboro, NC 27886. Within the last few weeks the Sheriff’s Office received information that Holloman had been attempting to have a female juvenile, age 14, and her mother come to his residence for sexual purposes. He was arrested in Tarboro when a meeting location was set up for Holloman to meet the juvenile and her mother. When he arrived he was taken into custody by detectives from the Sheriff’s Office and Tarboro Police Department. The juvenile was never in harm’s way. This was an investigation that started as a computer crimes against a child and was reported to us immediately.
Holloman was arrested and charged with the following crimes: Solicitation of a child by computer or other electronic device and Solicitation of child by a computer or other electronic device to commit an unlawful sex act resulting in appearance at meeting location. He was placed into the Edgecombe County Detention center under a $1,000,000 bond.
The Watch Dog response: Sheriff Clee Atkinson Edgecombe County has been actively engaged in the community along with working in house since being appointed in March. Sources say he has been doing some good things on the inside of the office as well as in the community. Let’s continue to support him as he continue to protect and serve the citizens of Edgecombe County but not limited to.
All hands were on deck Thursday evening in Rocky Mount for a joint law enforcement sweep to get guns off the city’s streets.
Twin Counties law enforcement agencies including the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, Nash County Sheriff’s Office, Rocky Mount Police Department, Tarboro Police Department and Pinetops Police Department teamed up with the N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement and the State Bureau of Investigation for a sweep of Rocky Mount dubbed Operation All Hands on Deck.
Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinston said planning for Thursday’s sweep started only a week ago but many agencies came on board quickly to make the operation a success. Atkinson thanked Rocky Mount Police Chief James Moore for offering his department’s officers to the operation. (Read more)