Two Rocky Mount residents described by Roanoke Rapids police Chief Shane Guyant as “habitual larcenists” were charged Wednesday in a larceny which occurred at a Julian R. Allsbrook Highway business in June.
The charges against Donald Morris Smith, 57, and Elaine Fields Finkley, 58, both of Calvary Street, reflect they took and carried away less than $1,000 worth of merchandise from the undisclosed business.
Detective N. Bankert charged Smith with misdemeanor larceny and misdemeanor conspiracy. Finkley was charged with habitual larceny and felony conspiracy.
Both are currently in custody in another county being held on separate charges. Warrants will be forwarded for service.
Guyant said the police department received quite a few tips on the case through Crimestoppers and a Rocky Mount-based website helped to provide further information,
“We can’t do this job without the public,” the chief said. “Getting involved may not be the most popular thing, but it is the right thing to do.”
Their court dates are pending at this time until service is completed.
Smith’s previous convictions, according to Guyant include:
2021: Obstructing justice – Nash County
2019: Misdemeanor larceny – Craven County
2019: Misdemeanor larceny – Carteret County
2017: Financial card theft – Craven County
2016: Five counts of felony Breaking and/or entering – Craven County
2014: Obtaining property by false pretense – Craven County
1988: Second-degree murder – Edgecombe County
1988: Armed robbery – Edgecombe County
1985: Uttering a forged instrument – Nash County
1982: 24 counts of uttering a forged instrument – Nash County
Finkley currently has four cases pending court:
Misdemeanor larceny – Edgecombe County
Finkley’s previous convictions, according to Guyant, include:
2018: Misdemeanor larceny – Nash County
2018: Shoplifting – Edgecombe County
2015: Resist a public officer – Northampton County
2013: Shoplifting – Nash County
2007: Misdemeanor larceny – Nash County
2006: Misdemeanor larceny – Nash County
2002: Disorderly conduct – Nash County
2002: Injury to personal property – Nash County
2002: Misdemeanor larceny – Nash County
2001: Shoplifting – Nash County
1995: Misdemeanor larceny – Edgecombe County
1994: Misdemeanor larceny – Nash County
1993: Injury to personal property – Nash County
1992: Food stamp fraud – Nash County