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Man robbed at gunpoint at hotel


Thursday, December 6, 2018

A 34-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint after he was invited into a room at the Camelot Inn on Tuesday, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department. 

The incident took place about 12:10 p.m. at the hotel at 2828 S. Memorial Drive. The victim told officers he was walking outside when a couple invited him in to smoke.

Once inside, the man was robbed of his iPhone 8 valued at $600 and an unspecified amount of cash. Department spokeswoman Kristen Hunter said a struggle was reported between the victim and one of the suspects, but the victim was not shot or seriously injured.

An investigation is ongoing, Hunter said. Officers have developed some persons of interest.


The police department released reports Wednesday with the following details and allegations:

Break-ins, thefts

■ 100 block Cherry Court Drive, 2:10 p.m. Dec. 4: Xbox One with a white controller valued at $170 stolen; investigation ongoing.

■ 600 block South Memorial Drive, 1:08 p.m. Dec. 4: 2004 blue Honda Accord sustained $500 during break-in; brake pads and rotors valued at $97 stolen; case inactive.

■ 3400 block South Memorial Drive, 10:38 a.m. Dec. 4: two pairs of Nike shoes valued at $129.98 stolen from Academy Sports; investigation ongoing.

■ 2400 block South Memorial Drive, 6 p.m. Dec. 3-8 a.m. Dec. 4: break-in to vehicle reported; no items listed as stolen; case inactive.

■ 3501 Galleria Drive, 10:30-10:50 p.m. Dec. 1: one bluetooth speaker valued at $79.99 and one pack of Under Armor socks valued at $19.99 stolen from Kohl’s and recovered; investigation ongoing.

■ 100 block Azalea Drive, 7:30 a.m. Dec. 3-1:50 p.m. Dec. 4: check stolen from home; case closed, arrest made by other agency.

■ 200 block Deck Street, 8 p.m. Dec. 3-6:30 p.m. Dec. 4: home entered without force through upper side window; bed comforter, three air fresheners, two rolls of toiler paper, a pair of Kyrie Irving shoes and a 49-inch smart TV, all valued at $1037.89, stolen; case inactive.


■ 1600 block Wimbledon Drive, 8:30-8:47 p.m. Dec. 4: 47-year-old woman assaulted at home by ex-boyfriend; extent of injuries not reported; case closed: victim refused to cooperate.

■ 3300 block Midland Court, 6 p.m. Dec. 3-1:56 p.m. Dec. 4: 38-year-old woman assaulted at home by boyfriend; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

■ 2600 block Whitaker Drive, 7:10-7:20 a.m. Dec. 4: 32-year-old woman assaulted at home by boyfriend; investigation ongoing.

■ 1800 block Kennedy Circle, 6:28 p.m. Nov. 29: 30-year-old woman assaulted at home by ex-boyfriend; extent of injuries not reported; Virgin Mobile smartphone valued at $100 stolen; investigation ongoing.


The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office released reports Wednesday with the following details and allegations:

Break-ins, thefts

■ 1700 block Robert Drive, 6 a.m.-8:16 p.m. Dec. 4: a pair of Puma shoes, a watch, a purse and an unspecified food product, all valued at $115, stolen from home; case active. 

■ 2200 block Johnsons Mill Drive, 8:20 p.m. Nov. 26: iPhone valued at $100 stolen from home; case active.


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Crime and Rescue

December 16, 2018

The following people were indicted on felony charges Nov. 26, 2018, by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records:

■ Carson Reid Adkins, 19, 6780 Pitt St., Grifton, three counts obtain property by false pretense and two counts forgery of…

December 16, 2018

A 35-year-old Winterville man was charged with driving while impaired after police found him in the middle of an intersection asleep at the wheel with the car running.  

Antwynne McCoy Harris of 122 Pinewood Drive was asleep in the driver’s seat of a running vehicle as it was…


December 15, 2018

A Greenville man has been arrested on charges his discharged a weapon and damaged two cars and an apartment building on Allen Road, according to the Greenville Police Department.  

Officers responded to a report of shots fired 919 Allen Road about 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday. Witnesses said a…

Daekel Simpson

December 15, 2018

A man caught on surveillance video breaking into Still Life nightclub last week was arrested the next day while waiting in line to enter the club legally, according to the Greenville Police Department.

A case report indicated a man broke into the club at 511 Contanche St. about 7 a.m. on Dec.…

December 15, 2018

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 348 fire and EMS calls from Dec. 6-12. Following is a breakdown:


Dec. 6

■ 7:34 a.m. — dispatched and canceled en route to 203 Mumford Road. Cleared 7:34 a.m.

■ 7:45 a.m. — motor vehicle/pedestrian accident at 2200 E. Fifth St.…

December 13, 2018

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Greenville man identified as a gang leader to 17 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to drug and weapons charges, U.S. Attorney Robert J. Higdon Jr. announced.

U.S. District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced Jerrell Antwan Jenkins, 33, to 204 months…

December 13, 2018

Police officers and firefighters helped spread a little Christmas cheer on Wednesday afternoon to children in Pitt County by presenting them with bicycles and helmets while sharing laughs and smiles and teaching them how to stay safe on the streets. 

The holiday giveaway took place at Jarvis…


December 13, 2018

An East Carolina University student who was killed on her way home on Tuesday afternoon will be honored in the school’s Family Weekend Student Memorial ceremony this fall, a university official said Wednesday afternoon. 

Mariah Moore, 22, of Manns Harbor was killed in a head-on…

December 13, 2018

ELIZABETH CITY — After first saying he was standing by her, state Rep. Bob Steinburg, R-Chowan, has fired his legislative assistant in the wake of her guilty plea to misdemeanor larceny.

Diana London's employment with Steinburg’s office ended on Monday at 5 p.m., the lawmaker said in an…


December 13, 2018

A 25-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were assaulted with a deadly weapon at their home on Tuesday afternoon, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department.

The incident took place between 4:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. in the 1800 block of Hopkins Drive, the report said.


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