Documents: Former Greenville detective broke into two homes of ECU students

Rose Edmonds accused of stealing about $9,100

POSTED: 7:59 PM Apr 09 2013   UPDATED: 12:28 AM Apr 10 2013
Rose Edmonds in court
GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY -

A former Greenville Police detective allegedly broke into two ECU students' homes and stole more that $9,000, according to court documents.

Rose Edmonds, 49, appeared in the Pitt County Courthouse Tuesday morning on two counts each of breaking and entering, obtaining property by false pretense, and larceny after breaking and entering. The judge told Edmonds that she could get between 12 and a half to 14 and a half years in prison if convicted on all charges.

After the hearing, NewsChannel 12 obtained court documents, which state that on or about Oct. 24, 2012, Edmonds entered the apartment of Stephen William Krieski, located on Exchange Dr. in Greenville. Edmonds then allegedly stole about $6,600 from the home.

Edmonds is also accused of breaking into the home of Zachary Edward Russell Hickman, located at the Copper Beech community in Greenville. Edmonds allegedly stole about $2,500 from that residence.

Both victims are students currently enrolled at East Carolina University, investigators said.

According to Green Police Chief Hassan Aden, Edmonds was officially fired on Feb. 18 because she allegedly falsified a departmental record. Edmonds is also accused of lying and gross negligence, but police did not explain exactly what she did.

The State Bureau of Investigation arrested Edmonds after she was indicted by a grand jury on Monday. Edmonds has since been released from the Pitt County Detention center on a $25,000 unsecured bond. Her next court appearance is scheduled for June 6.

EdmondsĀ  turned her badge in on Feb. 14. The 20-year veteran of the Greenville Police Department did not file an appeal or grievance, according to her dismissal letter. She had been a narcotics detective for the 12 years.