Teen charged in Rocky Mount cold case homicide | The Enterprise
SearchHelpSubscribe / renew
Login

Teen charged in Rocky Mount cold case homicide

Posted on January 11, 2021

Local news

lkay@springhopeneterprise.com | 252-265-8117

Majors

Majors

ROCKY MOUNT — Authorities have arrested a Battleboro community man in a 2017 homicide.

Ervin Trent Majors, 18, faces a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of 18-year-old Jahmel Montey Dales.

Dales was shot and killed on the 1100 block of Niblick Drive on Dec. 18, 2017.

Dales died in a drive-by shooting, but he wasn’t the intended target. He died of a penetrating gunshot wound of the chest, according to his autopsy report, which showed he didn’t have alcohol in his system at the time of his death.

Detectives with the Rocky Mount Police Department served Majors with an arrest warrant Friday at the Nash County Detention Center, where he’s incarcerated on unrelated charges. 

Majors has pending Nash County court dates on charges of discharging a weapon into occupied property within city limits; Pitt County on traffic violations including driving with a fictitious license plate; and Edgecombe County on charges of breaking and entering, larceny and possession of a stolen firearm, according to online court records. 

Items stolen during a string of 2019 breaking and entering crimes include a handgun, assorted food, liquor, a watch, a Nintendo Wii game system with two games and a controller, a Bluetooth wireless speaker, cellphones, a television set and cash, according to a press release from the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office issued at the time.

Majors is now being held without bond.  

Related content

Town won't intervene in collapsed building dispute

SPRING HOPE — Town officials say they won’t step between downtown property owners in their feud over...

Spring Hope seeks developers for 2 downtown buildings

SPRING HOPE — Town commissioners have approved the sale of two downtown buildings, which would expan...

Drowning victim remains unknown

SPRING HOPE — A still-unknown drowned man fished out of the Tar River four decades ago likely had a ...


Local News

A feral cat spotted last week ignores the vacate order in place at the old Bubbles & Bows Pet Salon. The groomer and two other businesses have been closed since an adjacent building's wall collapsed in November.

Town won't intervene in collapsed building dispute

By Lindell J. Kay
| April 19, 2021

SPRING HOPE — Town officials say they won’t step between downtown property owners in their feud over...

The Spring Hope Board of Commissioners has approved a request for proposals for two town-owned buildings and is seeking developers who want to turn the empty storefronts into restaurants or retail outlets.

Spring Hope seeks developers for 2 downtown buildings

By Lindell J. Kay
| April 19, 2021

SPRING HOPE — Town commissioners have approved the sale of two downtown buildings, which would expan...

Strickland's Bridge on Old Bailey Highway in rural southern Nash County, shown here last week, marks the spot where a drowned man was fished out of the Tar River in 1980. The drowning victim's identity remains unknown.

UNIDENTIFIED

Drowning victim remains unknown

By Lindell J. Kay
| April 19, 2021

SPRING HOPE — A still-unknown drowned man fished out of the Tar River four decades ago likely had a ...

Trending recipes