On Monday February 26, 2018 at approximately 3:45am the Roanoke Rapids Police Department responded to Sheetz on Julian Allsbrook Highway about an armed robbery. When units arrived store staff told them that an older black male entered the store and demanded money, staff complied and the suspect left on white truck towards the ABC store parking lot.
Approximately 4:00am Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Deputy A. Cash located the truck and the suspect at business on Highway 903 and I-95. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.
Investigator O.L. Wiltise charged Eddie Cossom Jr. 62 of Macon with common law robbery, he was given a $15,000 bond and a March 7, 2018 court date.