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Arrest Made In Rocky Mount Church Attack

Rocky Mount police says they have arrested a man for yesterday's attack at a church that left one woman dead another another critically injured.

Police say 30 year old Tommy Lee Holiday confessed to them today.

He is charged with first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, two counts of armed robbery, and larceny of a motor vehicle.

Holiday is currently being held at the Nash County jail with no bond.

In a related development, the chief says they arrested a Rocky Mount man who was found using the dead woman's cell phone. Police say they do not believe Keith Dunn is actually connected to yesterday's attack. Dunn was arrested for theft of property.

The chief says they believe robbery was a motive in the attacks.

Tommy Holiday had just been released from prison in August, according to the North Carolina Department of Corrections website.

He served 10 months from Nash County for breaking and entering.

Holiday's record also show he spent time behind bars in 1993 and 1995 on charges from Halifax County because his probation for stealing guns and larceny was revoked.

He was also jailed in 2004 and 2005 for robbery and larceny from a Nash County conviction.
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Police say they found a clue in the deadly Rocky Mount Church attacks. They say they found the vehicle the suspected killer used to getaway.

Police say the 2002 GMC Yukon they say belonged to the murder victim, and was stolen by the killer, was located at 891 Noell Lane in Rocky Mount.

Police tell WITN News the stabbing happened between 7:30 and 9:00 am at the Lakeside Baptist Church on Sunset Avenue in Rocky Mount. They say it appears to be a random act of violence and so far they do not have a motive.

Dead is Deborah Kornegay, while Eve Beasley was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where she is in critical condition.

The attacker is described as a black man, in his late 20's to mid 30's, 6' - 6'2", 200 pounds, medium brown complexion and with a medium length moustache. He was wearing a long white tee shirt, with baggy dark jeans.


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