Man Arrested, Charged With Attempting To Rob Mother

Rocky Mount police have arrested a man they say held his mother at gunpoint outside of a bank and demanded she give him money.

Roger Edwards, 47, of Elm City, is facing attempted robbery charges after the incident Wednesday morning.

A witness inside the Wachovia bank on 2910 Sunset Ave. in Rocky Mount called police just before 10 a.m. after she saw a man waving a gun at a female victim. The victim turned out to be Edwards's mother.

The woman told police Edwards used force to have her remove money out of her bank account and give it to him. There were no injuries during the incident.

Roger was charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon and resisting a public officer.

He received a $35,000 bond and was transported to the Nash County Jail.


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  • by I Know A Lady... on Aug 5, 2011 at 02:48 PM
    Her son beat up her car with a baseball bat then poured lighter fluid on it and set it on fire; all because she wouldn't let him use her car to go buy more drugs.
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Aug 5, 2011 at 02:16 PM
    Charge him with STUPIDITY and give him the death penalty.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 5, 2011 at 01:55 PM
    Throw him jail for 20 years.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 5, 2011 at 09:37 AM
    Mental or something is all I can say, Geesh.
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      by B on Aug 5, 2011 at 01:14 PM in reply to
      I think we can add the word STUPID!
  • by Miranda on Aug 5, 2011 at 07:13 AM
    Robbing your own Mom is pretty much rock bottom!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 5, 2011 at 05:51 AM
    They need to lock him up and throw away the key! That is as low-down as you can go, stealing from the person who gave you life.
  • by laura Location: greenville on Aug 5, 2011 at 05:32 AM
    Wow. I've heard the expression, "He'd rob his own mother..." but he really robbed his mommah. Shame on you. They should put you and mom in an empty cell and give her a few hundred wooden spoons.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 5, 2011 at 05:11 AM
    This is your brain on drugs.
  • by Reno Location: Belhaven on Aug 5, 2011 at 04:07 AM
    For Real Brother.I wonder if he can spell LOSER.
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      by jerry on Aug 5, 2011 at 05:14 AM in reply to Reno
      I guess he thought it was ok if he kept it in the family. I don`t understand how the thought of robbing your own mother would even occur to someone, much less with a gun.
  • by jerry Location: enc on Aug 5, 2011 at 03:14 AM
    Now, here is a real winner.
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