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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Over 400 Arrested in Rocky Mount Month-Long Operation

Rocky Mount, NC – The U.S. Marshals Service, Eastern District of North Carolina, and the Rocky Mount Police Department announce the successful conclusion of Operation Cerberus. Law enforcement officers from numerous agencies fanned out across the city of Rocky Mount and the surrounding areas of Nash and Edgecombe Counties over recent weeks, with the goal of locating and apprehending subjects wanted for a variety of offenses. By end of the operation, 404 subjects had been arrested and 634 warrants had been served. Additionally, officers seized 21 firearms, 579.9 grams of heroin, 95.2 grams of Marijuana, 11.78 grams of MDMA, and $4230 in U.S. currency.

Operation Cerberus was initiated by the Rocky Mount Police Department on March 17 to combat the increase in violent crimes in Rocky Mount, and officers worked tirelessly to identify those individuals responsible. In early April, the operation culminated with a two-day sweep that saw the combined resources of the U.S. Marshals Service Violent Fugitive Task Force brought to bear on those perpetrating the offenses and a clear message was sent to the citizens of Rocky Mount. Agencies participating during this operation include the U.S. Marshals Service, Rocky Mount Police Department, Greenville Police Department, Kinston Department of Public Safety, Nash County Sheriff’s Office, N.C. Department of Public Safety – Division of Adult Correction, Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, Raleigh Police Department, and Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force.

Darrell James, 34, wanted for Assault With a Deadly Weapon (4 counts), Discharging a Weapon into Occupied Property, Discharging a Weapon inside City Limits, Possession of a Weapon while Intoxicated, and Injury to Personal Property .

Alfonso Moore, 43, wanted for Second Degree Kidnapping, and Assault on Female.

“The number of violent fugitives and weapons removed from the streets of Rocky Mount and surrounding areas during this operation is a direct result of Federal, State and Local law enforcement officers working together and being persistent in the common goal of ensuring that citizens of the community are safe from violent felons and probation violators,” said Scott Parker, United States Marshal for the Eastern District of North Carolina. “I want to thank the men and women of law enforcement who stood shoulder to shoulder during this operation, for their dedication to the citizens of the City of Rocky Mount and Eastern North Carolina.”

Rocky Mount Police Chief James Moore stated “The resolve of the Rocky Mount Police Department to identify and apprehend criminals is strong and our investigative capabilities are magnified when our federal and state law enforcement partners, each with its own areas of expertise, unite to achieve a common objective.”

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