2 Teens Arrested In Attempted Murder Case

Two teenagers are charged with attempted murder stemming from a shooting and robbery a month ago.

It happened January 3rd at 515 Edgecombe Street in Rocky Mount. Police say the 15-year olds, who's names aren't being released because of their age, entered the victim's residence with guns and demanded money.

Police say one of the suspects fired multiple rounds from a handgun striking 42-year-old Joseph Maxwell in the head and body, leaving him with critical injuries. The teens were arrested Friday, and are also charged with 2 counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a minor and conspiracy to commit a robbery.


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  • by DJ Location: Edgecombe County on Feb 10, 2011 at 01:36 PM
    If they are old enough to commit this type of CRIME...then they are old enough for their names to be printed...Just my opinion
  • by Bruce the Shark Location: Greenville on Feb 8, 2011 at 08:00 AM
    I am waiting for somebody to post that these two "boys" are good citizens, well educated (made all A's and never missed a day of school), never been in trouble, and both their mothers and fathers don't know how this could have happened because they remember dropping them off at church that night for Sunday School.
  • by to eric Location: everywhere on Feb 8, 2011 at 07:32 AM
    ok you say at 15 they know right from wrong.and should be tried as an adult.well what about sex then, are they an adult at 15? or is this a double standard?
  • by J.D. Location: ENC on Feb 8, 2011 at 06:23 AM
    15 years old and already in this kind of trouble. What kind of citizens are these two going to turn in to. I will be willing to bet career criminals. Great job by these parents.
  • by Unemployment Down In RM on Feb 8, 2011 at 06:22 AM
    Looks like the criminals are working hard in RM. Good to see people working again.
  • by eric here on Feb 8, 2011 at 06:06 AM
    At 15 u should know right from stupid, so if that guy dies they should b tried as adults. If they think they can rob and shoot at an old man they can go to prison with old guys. But I’m sure they will blame it on video games or TV.
  • by anon on Feb 8, 2011 at 03:19 AM
    Freakin' animals. The next thing you know bleeding hearts will blame everyone but them.
  • by John Location: Ayden on Feb 7, 2011 at 08:06 PM
    where did they get the gun
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