Man charged with murder following deadly assault, Rocky Mount police say

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ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) – A man was arrested and charged with murder after a 48-year-old man died from an assault Sunday night, police said.

Officers were called to UNC Nash Health Care around 11 p.m. after a man was dropped off at the hospital.

According to the news release, the incident occurred in the 1900 block of Lynn Avenue, and the suspect and victim knew one another.

The victim, Maurice Joyner, 48, suffered head trauma and died at the hospital.

On Tuesday, police said 35-year-old Joseph Nunes was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Nunes is being held at the Edgecombe County Detention Facility under a $1 million bond.

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