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Greenville Police arrest two men in home invasion

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By Tyler Stocks
The Daily Reflector

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Two men wanted in connection to a home invasion and shooting that injured two people last month have been arrested, Greenville police said.  

Lydell Maurice Carter, Jr.,18,  of 502 N. Maple St. Ahoskie, and Iwanniza Love, 17, of 103 Ford St., Greenville each are charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

The shooting took place on March 24 at about 7:30 p.m. at 2220 University Suites Drive, Apt. J at Carolina Creek Apartments, a news release said.

Stephen Polansky, 22, and his 20-year-old brother, Michael, were wounded and had to be transported to Vidant Medical Center.  

According to arrest warrants, a .38 caliber handgun was used and the brothers were shot multiple times.  

Greenville Police spokeswoman Kristen Hunter said Carter was arrested on Saturday night by Hertford County Sheriff’s deputies in Ahoskie. The Ahoskie Police Department and the SBI Fugitive Task Force also assisted in making the arrest. 

Love was arrested on April 8 near South Memorial Drive following an investigation by Greenville Police. 

Hunter said additional arrests may be forthcoming as the shooting is still under investigation. 

Carter and Love are currently in the Pitt County Detention Center. Carter’s bond was set at $800,000 and Love’s bond was set at $527,000.