A two-day initiative named Operation Big Show focusing on the compliance of high-risk offenders on probation and parole supervision resulted in the arrest of 54 individuals and the service of more than 100 warrants.
Beginning in the pre-dawn hours on Tuesday June 7, more than 160 law enforcement officers in Nash and Edgecombe ( Dixieland . Edgecombe has a high crime rate, but virtually all is black on black) counties hit the streets in search of absconders from probation supervision, individuals wanted on outstanding warrants and to conduct compliance searches on high-risk and gang involved probationers.
Officers visited 170 residences and conducted 90 searches of high-risk offenders that resulted in 30 new probation violation charges and the arrest of 18 probation absconders. Officers also served warrants for various violent crimes including assault with deadly weapon, robbery and drug offenses.
Some of the significant arrests made during this operation include:
Travis T. Moore – Common Law Robbery
Moore was one of the Rocky Mount Police Department’s Top Ten Most Wanted.
Jakavius Whaley – Possession of stolen handgun, five counts of stolen property, possession of firearm by a felon, felony probation violation.
Arrington Everette – Assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill (2 counts) for assault on a mother and her baby.
Rakeem Flowers – probation violation, possession of double-barrel shotgun stolen from local sporting goods store.
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