Rocky Mount man, 65, found beaten to death on roadway

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

ROCKY MOUNT, North Carolina (WTVD) -- Rocky Mount Police are investigating after a man was found dead in a roadway early Wednesday morning.

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Officers responded at 2:53 a.m. to a report of a person lying in the road in the 500 block of Arrington Avenue.

When they arrived, they found 65-year-old James Earl Harper of Rocky Mount dead of injuries received in an assault.

The case is being investigated as a homicide.

The Rocky Mount Police Department is asking anyone with information to please call (252) 972-1411 or call Lt. Seighman at (252) 972-1455, Twin County Crime Stoppers at (252) 977-1111 or Text-A-Tip (Text RMPOL) and your message to CRIMES (274637). Your text is anonymous.