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Out-of-state fugitive arrested in Rocky Mount

Posted on September 10, 2021

Updated on September 13, 2021

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ROCKY MOUNT — City police have picked up an out-of-state fugitive wanted in Virginia on a slew of serious criminal charges.

James Hobbs, 51, of Maryland, has outstanding warrants from Virginia for attempted second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, firearm possession by a violent felon, preventing communication to 911, reckless handling of a firearm, assaulting a family member and petty larceny.   

The Rocky Mount Police Department Special Operations Division received an anonymous Sept. 8 tip that Hobbs might be at a home on the 100 block of Teal Street, said Cpl. Ricky Jackson, public information officer for the Rocky Mount Police Department.

Members of the police department, Nash County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Carolina Regional Task Force found Hobbs at that home and took him into custody.

Police remanded Hobbs to the Nash County Detention Center on the fugitive warrants pending extradition to Virginia.

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