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Teen charged in Rocky Mount cold case homicide

Posted on January 11, 2021

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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.  

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