Crime: Meth lab busted; two men arrested

1 of 2



The Daily Reflector

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Investigators from sheriff’s offices in Pitt and Beaufort counties busted a meth lab early Wednesday and arrested two men on charges they were manufacturing methamphetamine.

A joint investigation led the sheriff’s deputies to 4013 Rhema St. in Highland Mobile Home Park off Portertown Road about 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, according to a news release issued Wednesday by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies located a lab at the address, the release said, and they arrested two men, one who lives at the residence and the other a Grimesland man.

Michael Hoy Wilson, 48, of 4013 Rhema St., and Gene Allen McGowan, 57, of 136 River Rat Lane, Grimesland, are charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine. Wilson also is charged with maintaining a dwelling for drugs. 

Both men were booked at the Pitt County Detention Center, Wilson under a $200,000 secured bond and McGowan under a $150,000 secured bond.

The State Bureau of Investigation Clandestine Lab Response Unit responded to the Rhema Street scene for the purpose of taking inventory of lab materials, due to its volatile nature, the release said.

The investigation is ongoing, and more charges are expected.


The sheriff’s office released reports Wednesday with the following details and allegations:

Break-ins, thefts

3100 block John Fleming Road, near Stokes, 9:42 a.m. June 18-9:42 a.m. Aug. 8: 8000-watt generator valued at $999 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

1400 block Kelly Circle, near Grimesland, 8:43 p.m. Aug. 7-8:43 a.m. Aug. 8: four Schwinn bicycles valued at $935 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.


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

Break-ins, thefts

100 block Mary Beth Drive, 9 p.m. Aug. 7-7:25 a.m. Aug. 8: 2001 GMC Yukon SUV valued at $4,000 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

300 block Horseshoe Drive, 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7-4:14 a.m. Aug. 8: long zip-up wallet containing bank cards and sonogram pictures and brown George trifold wallet containing bank cards, all valued at $30, and two N.C. driver’s licenses, two social security cards and three birth certificates of unlisted value stolen from vehicle; investigation ongoing.

2800 block Holly Glen Drive, 4-4:12 p.m. Aug. 7: vehicle break-in reported; no items reported stolen; investigation ongoing.

2800 block Holly Glen Drive, 10:30 p.m. Aug. 6-8:37 a.m. Aug. 7: vehicle break-in reported; no items listed as stolen; investigation ongoing.

2530 S. Memorial Drive, 3:28-3:55 p.m. Aug. 6: multiple food items and beverages valued at $40 stolen from Family Dollar store; case inactive.

2900 block Sussex Street, 11 p.m. Aug. 2-8 a.m. Aug. 3: N.C. driver’s license, miscellaneous retirement documents containing personal information and miscellaneous credit and debit cards, all of unlisted value, stolen from vehicle; investigation ongoing.


800 block Heath Street, 11:30-11:55 p.m. Aug. 7: 21-year-old man assaulted in parking lot by friend; minor injuries reported; investigation ongoing.

3100 block Boardwalk Lane, 8:40-9:02 p.m. Aug. 7: 57-year-old woman assaulted at home by boyfriend; extent of injuries not reported; case inactive.

3000 block Kingston Circle, 6-6:30 p.m. Aug. 7: 19-year-old woman assaulted at home by known person; minor injuries reported; case inactive; warrants obtained.

1300 block Westpointe Drive, 5:01 p.m. Aug. 7: 40-year-old woman assaulted at gunpoint at home by spouse; minor injuries reported; 45 rounds of Remington .38 Special ammunition and 11 rounds of .380 Auto ammunition recovered; case inactive; warrants obtained.

1400 block Ridgeway Street, 8:30-8:34 p.m. Aug. 2: 34-year-old man assaulted at gunpoint along road; serious injuries reported; investigation ongoing.

100 block Paul Circle, 2:20-2:25 p.m. July 25: 42-year-old woman assaulted at home by friend; minor injuries reported; case inactive.

400 block Paladin Drive, 3:58-9:35 p.m. Aug. 2: 47-year-old woman assaulted at home by boyfriend; minor injuries reported; 51-year-old man assaulted at home by girlfriend; minor injuries reported; arrests made.

700 block South Memorial Drive, 2:28 a.m Aug. 5: 17-year-old boy assaulted by stranger at gunpoint at restaurant; moderate injuries reported; 49-year-old man also assaulted; extent of injuries not reported; 19-year-old man also assaulted; serious injuries reported; 2011 Ford Escape, Avanti commercial cooler and two windows sustained $5,200 in damages; investigation ongoing.


3900 block Sterling Pointe Drive, midnight-11:26 a.m. Aug. 8: 2008 Lexus valued at $10,000 damaged; investigation ongoing.

3200 block Summer Place, 10 a.m. Aug. 7-1 a.m. Aug. 8: 2004 Honda Accord valued at $1,200 damaged; tire valued at $100 stolen; investigation ongoing. 


Humans of Greenville


Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.

Crime and Rescue

July 18, 2018

Plenty of young children have been scolded by their parents for playing on the phone.

But Wesleigh Grubb, 3, and her sister Ally, 6, received no such admonishment on Tuesday morning at Sheppard Memorial Library's East Branch. The girls were able to dial to their heart’s delight while learning…


July 18, 2018

A robber made off with two iPhone 8 plus devices valued at $1,800 on Sunday, according to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

The cellphones were stolen from a home between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on July 15 in the 2000 block of Joe Gardner Road, Grifton, according to an incident report.

The case…

July 18, 2018

A Greenville Police Department investigation has determined inattention contributed to a head-on crash that killed a teenager on Fifth Street in May. Both vehicles in the wreck also were traveling above the speed limit.

Dan Kenneth Wooten III, 19, of Greenville was fatally injured about 5:45 a.m.…

July 17, 2018

The search continued late on Tuesday for a suspect in the robbery of a Wells Fargo bank in Rocky Mount.

A masked man entered the bank at 140 Benvenue Road about 2 p.m., police officials said, He indicated he had a weapon, robbed the bank and escaped. Police have not said what was stolen.

The robber…


July 17, 2018

ROCKY MOUNT — A Wilson man charged in a June 30 shooting death man has a history of firearm charges and was on probation for carrying a concealed handgun.

Courtney Ramos, 19, has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in the death of 38-year-old…


July 17, 2018

Two Georgia men made first court appearances at the Pitt County Detention Center courtroom on Monday on narcotics trafficking charges, according to court records.

Adrian Alvarez Del-Pilar, 33, and Vincinte Vasquez-Ladeo, 38, both of Alpharetta, Georgia, were detained on Friday in Pitt County. They…


July 17, 2018

A man and woman suffered moderate injuries in an aggravated assault over the weekend at Tara Apartments off of , according to a Greenville Police Department case report issued on Monday.

The incident took place between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday at a residence in the 1900 block of Exchange Drive. The…

July 16, 2018

A Snow Hill man was arrested at Pitt-Greenville Airport after security noticed the smell of marijuana coming from his carry-on luggage, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported on Monday.

Fatar Dayshawn Weems, 25, tried to bring about 3.5 ounces of marijuana with him on a trip to New York…


July 16, 2018

Pitt County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested and charged two men on drugs and weapons charges at separate license check points Saturday night near Brown Road north of Greenville. 

Troquan Daveon Moore, 25, of Edenton was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver…


July 15, 2018

A 49-year-old woman was charged with driving while impaired after she failed to maintain lane control and was drinking liquor out of a red cup while her 3-year-old daughter was in the car, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

Angela Rose Howe, 49, of 2255 Dail Farm Lane, was…

313 stories in Crime and Rescue. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 32
        Next Page»   Last Page»