Repeat offender jailed again
BY WILLIAM F. WEST
Rocky Mount Telegram
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
ROCKY MOUNT — A Rocky Mount man with a criminal record dating back more than a decade faces a list of charges after police recently arrested him for allegedly breaking into a residence and stealing a firearm and later allegedly pulling a firearm on someone.
Joshua Lamont Deloach, 30, is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, selling and delivering heroin, possession of cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver a controlled substance and selling and delivering a controlled substance, police Sgt. Brad Summerlin said.
Deloach also is charged with breaking and entering, larceny of a firearm, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon, Summerlin said.
Summerlin said Deloach is accused of using force at approximately 5 p.m. on Dec. 27 to open a door of a residence in the 100 block of South Church Street, where a handgun subsequently was reported missing.
Deloach also is accused of approaching a man at approximately 2:35 p.m. on Dec. 30 in a parking lot in a retail area in the 3400 block of Sunset Avenue and using a handgun to take property, Summerlin said.
Citing an ongoing probe, Summerlin said he could not be more specific in releasing information about the second incident.
Deloach was arrested on Jan. 15 at a residence in the 800 block of Leggett Road. Summerlin said Deloach was jailed under a $93,000 secured bond in the Edgecombe County Detention Center.
An Edgecombe County court official said Deloach appeared before Judge William Farris in court in Tarboro.
The official said Deloach waived his right to court-appointed legal counsel and said Deloach is due back in court on Jan. 30.
Deloach is known to law enforcement and the judicial system in the Twin Counties, as shown by state Public Safety records.
Those records date as far back as November 2007, when Deloach was convicted for selling/delivering illegal drugs.
The records show that through the years, Deloach has been convicted for breaking and entering, larceny, larceny after breaking and entering, injury to personal property and carrying a concealed weapon.
The records also show Deloach has been convicted of possessing illegal drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a vehicle without a license and driving while his license was revoked.
Summerlin said he believes officers recently apprehending Deloach "just shows the diligence of the police department to continue to work these cases and follow up on all leads — and be able to make an arrest in these cases."
"It just shows the hard work that the men and women here are putting in to get these offenders, when they're committing these violent crimes, to get ’em off the street," he said.