Former Rocky Mount officer responds to prosecutor’s request for arrest

Roanoke Valley News

(WFXR) – A former officer with the Rocky Mount Police Department has responded to requests that he be taken into custody after prosecutors say he violated terms of his pre-trial release which included him being barred from possessing firearms.

In a new set of court documents filed on Sunday, July 4, Thomas Robertson’s attorney noted his military service and career in law enforcement.

Court documents indicate that investigators found a loaded gun and a partially-assembled pipe bomb in Robertson’s home.

Robertson says the gun was his son’s and the pipe bomb was a prop that was used in training law enforcement students before he was fired as a Rocky Mount police officer.

Prosecutors are also alleging that Robertson purchased guns online; however, his attorneys say that ordering guns do not equate to possessing them.

The court documents from Robertson’s attorneys are below.

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