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Routine traffic stop leads to drug bust

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The Daily Reflector

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A routine traffic stop led to a drug bust and weapons seizure on Sunday, according to a Greenville Police Department report. 

Officers stopped a vehicle about 3:10 a.m. on Sunday in the area of the Tropicana Supermarket, 1204 N. Memorial Drive after observing a taillight violation. As officers approached the vehicle they noticed a strong odor of marijuana.

During a search of the vehicle, officers located a handgun under the driver’s seat and a stolen handgun under the passenger’s seat. They also located 2 ounces of marijuana in the trunk. A secondary search of the vehicle by a Greenville Police K-9 resulted in the discovery of more marijuana and crack cocaine under the rear passenger seat. A digital scale also was discovered in the car.

Devonte Williams, Dashaun Person and Travis Anderson all were arrested and charged as a result of the traffic stop and search. Charges include possession of a firearm by felon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, among other drug charges. Williams was booked in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $75,000 bond. Anderson was booked under a $25,000 bond. Person's booking details and bond information were not available.


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

Break-ins, thefts

■ 100 block Concord Drive, 12:50 a.m. March 18: Kel-Tec 9mm handgun valued at $400 stolen from vehicle; investigation ongoing.

■ 200 block Southwest Greenville Boulevard, 8 a.m.-9:41 p.m. March 17: gold-color iPhone 7 in clear case valued at $400 stolen from 49-year-old woman at motel; investigation ongoing.

■ 3501 Galleria Drive, 8-8:25 p.m. March 17: Hane’s underwear, cropped leggings and men’s pants, all valued at $191, stolen from Kohl’s; 33-year-old woman arrested and charged with misdemeanor larceny.

■ 714 S.E. Greenville Blvd., 6:41 p.m. March 17: nine Polo shirts, three pairs of Lee jeans, pair of Polo pants, adidas gray T-shirt and yellow underwear, all valued at $345, stolen from Belk and recovered; 52-year-old man arrested and charged with misdemeanor larceny and possess heroin; 26-year-old man arrested and charged with misdemeanor larceny.

■ 4600 E. 10th St., 4:30-4:54 p.m. March 17: various electronics, clothing and health and beauty items, all valued at $517.66, stolen from Walmart and recovered; 19-year-old woman arrested and charged with misdemeanor larceny; 27-year-old man arrested and charged with misdemeanor larceny and second degree trespass.

■ 100 block Bragg Circle, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 17: 427 kilowatts of electricity, valued at $51.24, stolen from Greenville Utilities at home of offender; investigation ongoing.

■ 100 block David Drive, 4:09 a.m. March 17: home break-in reported; no items listed as stolen; back door glass window and wood panel sustained $100 in damages; investigation ongoing.

■ 650 Whitley Drive, near Winterville, 12:58-1:01 a.m. March 17: unknown number of cigarette lighters valued at $15 stolen from Sheetz; investigation ongoing.

■ 3300 block East 10th Street, 4:15-5:15 p.m. March 16: keys to apartment and car and purple 33 East wrist band valued at $10 stolen from gym or recreation center; investigation ongoing.

■ 3400 block Evans Street, 1:13 p.m.-8 a.m. March 3: one-unit stackable washer and dryer valued at $1,200 stolen from residence; investigation ongoing.

■ 900 block Allen Road, 1:45 p.m. March 7: .32 caliber RG Industries revolver with wooden handle valued at $400 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

■ 1200 block South Greene Street, 11:50 a.m.-noon March 16: 1998 Honda Accord valued at $3,000 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.


■ 1000 block West Sixth Street, 2-2:23 p.m. March 18: 32-year-old man assaulted along road; moderate injuries reported;  investigation ongoing.

■ 500 block West 13th Street, 1-2:30 p.m. March 17: 58-year-old man assaulted by sibling at residence; minor injuries reported; case inactive.

■ 3500 block East 10th Street, 5:30-6:30 a.m. March 17: 18-year-old woman assaulted by friend and an otherwise known person; minor injuries reported; case inactive/closed; victim refused to cooperate.

■ 2100 block East Fifth Street, 3:20 a.m. March 17: 19-year-old man assaulted at home; minor injuries reported; case inactive.

■ 1000 block Van Northwick Street, 2:45-3 a.m. March 17: 26-year-old man assaulted at gunpoint at home; moderate injuries reported; two juveniles assaulted; extent of injuries not reported; 18-year-old woman assaulted; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

■ 2100 block East Fire Tower Road, 2:12-2:30 a.m. March 17: 47-year-old man assaulted at bar/night club; minor injuries reported; investigation ongoing.

■ 500 block Cotanche Street, 12:55-1 a.m. March 17: 18-year-old woman assaulted by known person at bar/night club; extent of injuries not reported; case closed/leads exhausted.

■ 500 block Brighton Park Drive, 4-4:05 p.m. March 16: 33-year-old woman assaulted by boyfriend at home; extent of injuries not reported; case inactive.

Property Damage

■ 800 block Howell Street, 7-7:25 p.m. March 18: 2001 Isuzu Rodeo SUV sustained $250 in damages; investigation ongoing.

■ 1800 block East First Street, 9 p.m. March 17-4:35 a.m. March 18: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup of unlisted value damaged; investigation ongoing.

■ West Arlington Boulevard and Hooker Road, 2:37-2:40 p.m. March 18: 2013 Honda car sustained $200 in damages; case closed/leads exhausted.

■ 3000 block MacGregor Downs Road, 9 p.m. March 16-7 a.m. March 17: 2011 Mercedes-Benz C320 sustained $2,500 in damages; investigation ongoing.

■ 3300 block Frontgate Drive, 5:30 p.m. March 16: 2004 Ford Econoline E-150 van sustained $50 in damages; investigation ongoing.

■ 400 West First Street, 8 p.m. March 15-7 a.m. March 16: personal property damage reported in parking lot; no items listed as damaged; investigation ongoing.


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Crime and Rescue

October 22, 2018

The following people were indicted on felony charges on Oct. 8, 2018, by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records.

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October 21, 2018

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October 21, 2018

A Washington man was charged with driving while impaired after he ran a stop sign and struck another vehicle, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

Marque Lemar Jenkins, 28, of 803 W.13th Street, Washington, was stopped by the Greenville Police Department after he ran a stop…


October 20, 2018

The Greenville Police Department reported late Saturday that a man shot outside a shopping center in Bells Fork died and a suspect was in custody.

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October 20, 2018

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October 20, 2018

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Oct. 11

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October 19, 2018

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October 18, 2018

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October 18, 2018

A federal judge sentenced a Farmville man to 7.5 years in prison on drug conspiracy charges Tuesday according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release.

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October 18, 2018

A third man has been arrested and charged in a recent drug trafficking bust that was the result of a routine traffic stop.

Luis Alfonso Lobo 49, of Norcross, Ga.,has been arrested and charged with trafficking and conspiracy to traffic heroin according to Greenville Police.  Lobo is charged…

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