Man arrested in Princeville Rape – Edgecombe County

On February 1, 2018 the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a rape. A 16 year old female stated she was forcibly raped while at an address on King Avenue in Princeville. The juvenile was taken to Vidant Edgecombe Hospital where a sexual assault kit was performed.

   The juvenile knew the suspect and was related to him. Mervin Smith was identified as the suspect and was subsequently arrested for second degree forcible rape. Mr. Smith was placed in the Edgecombe County Detention Center and was given a $100,000 secured bond.


Mervin Tirrell Smith

DOB- 12/15/1979

602 King Avenue, Princeville