Cold Case Unit Solves Second Homicide

Rocky Mount's Cold Case Unit has solved another homicide since it was formed a year and a half ago.

Police say Travis Ricks was charged this morning with second degree murder for the July 2009 death of Charles Creech. The 46-year-old Creech was found in the middle of Columbia Avenue on July 11, 2009. He died later at Pitt County Memorial Hospital from blunt force trauma to the head.

The 23-year-old Ricks was already in the Nash County jail on unrelated charges. Court records show Ricks has multiple pending breaking & entering and larceny charges in Nash and Pitt counties.

In January the Cold Case Unit solved the 2008 homicide of Marcella Hunter that occurred on Williford Street.


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  • by corey ricks Location: where ever on Jul 28, 2011 at 05:14 PM
    TRAVIS THIS UR COUSIN COREY IM SORRY ABOUT YOUR SITUATION WHEN I LOOK AT THIS I REMEMBER WAY BACK WHEN WE USE TO CHILL AT UNCLE BILL HOUSE TOGETHER YOU ME AND RYAN EARICA AND ASHLEY I STILL LOVE U CUZ NO MATTER WHAT U WANT BE FORGOTTAN I LOVED U LIIKE U WAS MY OWN BROTHER KEEP YOUR HEAD MAN AND BE STRONG TALK TO GOD AND ASK HIM FOR FORGIVENESS ILL COME SEE U SOON AS I GET A CHANCE
  • by James on Jul 21, 2011 at 05:19 PM
    Chief Manley retires and they are solving cold cases and finally cracking down on gangs. There is still a little glimmer of hope for RM.
  • by th4713 on Jul 21, 2011 at 02:19 PM
    Chuck didnt deserve this, I hope this guy burns in hell.
  • by Enough Location: Greenville on Jul 21, 2011 at 12:56 PM
    Fantastic job CCU! Keep up the great work!
  • by Theresa on Jul 21, 2011 at 09:33 AM
    Great job Cold Case Unit!!
  • by Duh on Jul 21, 2011 at 08:33 AM
    I think it's great that they have arrested and charged a suspect...but WITN...that's not solved yet.
  • by yo Location: ho on Jul 21, 2011 at 08:08 AM
    it sounds like TIGGER.....
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Jul 21, 2011 at 12:11 PM in reply to yo
      lol
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        by th4713 on Jul 21, 2011 at 02:15 PM in reply to
        Chuck didnt deserve this, I hope this guy burns in hell.
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