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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)
State and local authorities spent Friday afternoon investigating and cleaning up the largest meth lab found in North Carolina this year, tucked away in a barn in Macclesfield, said Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson.
Richard Sasser, 62, and Ivory Sasser, 67, of N.C. 111 in Macclesfield, have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. More charges are on the way, Atkinson said.
“This is one of the largest labs I’ve ever seen,” Atkinson said. “You could easily see this wasn’t a small thing or a first-time operation.”
The lab is the biggest one found so far this year, according to SBI agents at the scene. (Read more)
In this photo: Congressman G.K. Butterfield (L), Sheriff Clee Atkinson (R)
I am proud to call you Sheriff of Edgecombe County because I felt that you were the best candidate for the job.
I get so happy when I see a young person get involved and want to do things to help Edgecombe County but not limited to a better place to live, work and play.
I will support you as long as you keep it about the real thing and that is to protect and serve the citizens of Edgecombe County but not limited to.
I know you will encounter some mess coming from folk who want to tell you what to do, how to do and that is fine as long as it is something that you feel is important but if not then you continue moving forward.
I know there are going to be some folk that you talk to and/or associate with that some folk gonna have some issues with but you need to recognize and understand that you are a grown man and that you know what is right and wrong. You do you and at the end of the day if you make some bad choices then it will be your choice and not what others wanted you to do. I don’t have to tell you to pray about it because everyone knows you are a praying man and for me you ought to be an ordained minister. I have heard you speak several times and you are awesome.
Remember this word accountability. I am going to hold you accountable for your actions. I try to get to know the folk who represent me and I will try to get to know more about you.
So again I say congratulations and I look forward to you doing just what you said you were going to do. During your campaign trail you said, “Help is on the way!” Well the time has come and so now we gone see what you gonna do. I feel good about it so I trust and believe that help is here.