A Rocky Mount man is accused of shooting an elderly woman in the head Tyquon Marquese Draughn, 21, was charged early Saturday by the Rocky Mount Police Department with first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon Draughn is accused of shooting 65-year-old Sandra Faye Epps of Rocky Mount. The Rocky Mount Communications Center received a shot spotter activation at 12:41 a.m. at 1716 Windsor Drive, said Rocky Mount police Sgt. Brad Summerlin. Police officers responded and located an unresponsive woman at that address. Epps had been shot in the head, according to emergency communications. She died of her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. "The Rocky Mount Homicide Unit responded and…
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School assignment harmful to students, some parents say
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How to survive grain bin accidents
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L.A.-bound Hawaiian Airlines flight turns back due to ‘unruly passengers’
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Feds: St. Rose grad destroyed more than 50 campus computers
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How high did heavy rain push Lake Cumberland? Way past the old record.
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Middletown man faces animal cruelty charges in guinea pig molestation case
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Times wins top award at newspaper convention
The Times has won the Vance 24 times since it started in 1985