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The Daily Reflector

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Greenville Police Department has charged a Henderson man with second-degree murder in connection with the 2017 overdose death of a man at a motel in December, the department announced Thursday.

Officers arrested 25-year-old Floyd Terry Thorpe Jr. at a house located in the 100 block of Summit Avenue in Oxford on Wednesday, according to a department news release. Members of the department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, the State Bureau of Investigation Missing Person and Fugitive Task Force and the Oxford Police Department assisted in the arrest.  

Greenville police officers on Dec. 7 found 30-year-old Vincent Rodenwold of Franklinton dead from an apparent drug overdose at the Affordable Suites, 101 Dansey Road. Last week, toxicology results revealed Rodenwold died from a combined heroin and fentanyl overdose.

After a thorough investigation, detectives with the department’s Major Crimes Unit identified Thorpe as Rodenwold’s drug supplier. He was booked into the Granville County Detention Center under a $200,000 bond.

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Crime and Rescue

May 27, 2018

A 46 year-old man was charged with driving while impaired after he failed to maintain lane several times and stopped in the middle of an intersection while the light was green, according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

Isidro Crespo Morales, 46, of 116 Laughinghouse Drive, changed…

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May 26, 2018

A person was found dead Saturday after a fire near the Pitt County Fairgrounds, the Pitt County Sheriff's Office confirmed.

Lt. Kip Gaskin said the body was discovered about 2:30 p.m. as firefighter responded to a fire at an outbuilding on Reggie Court. The building was located behind an abandoned…

May 26, 2018

A Greenville man reported more than $4,000 in firearms and silver coins stolen from his home.

The residential theft took place in the 1000 block of Porter Road about 2:55 p.m. on Tuesday according to a Pitt County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The report indicated that six shotguns valued…

May 26, 2018

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 356 fire and EMS calls from May 17-23. Following is a breakdown:

FIRE CALLS

May 17

■ Midnight — assist invalid at 3919 Sterling Pointe Drive. Cleared midnight.

■ 7:41 a.m. — unintentional alarm system activation at 2100 Stantonsburg Road.…

May 24, 2018

The body of a Tarboro man was found in the aftermath of a house fire that authorities have determined he intentionally set.

According to a news release from the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, Grady Jeffery Leary’s remains were found inside his home at 368 Cotton Lane just outside of…

May 24, 2018

A 20-year-old Camden County woman was sentenced to 25 to 31 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the 2016 stabbing death of a Camden teenager in Elizabeth City.

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May 24, 2018

ELIZABETH CITY — Elizabeth City police said a convicted sex offender shot himself at a local motel on Tuesday evening minutes after officers tried to take him into custody for fleeing the custody of state probation officials.

Elijah Demetrius Humes, 23, shot himself at the Elizabeth City Days…

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May 23, 2018

Greenville police officers returned to the 100 block of Fairlane Road on Wednesday to look for clues of where a Wilmington woman who went missing from the area on Friday might be, a police spokeswoman said.

Bonnie Gitto, 70, was last seen in the 100 block of Fairlane Road shortly after 2 p.m. on…

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May 23, 2018

A group of men in a Jeep terrorized a group of teens in a Scion last week in what the Greenville Police Department described as a road-rage incident. 

The vehicles were traveling on East Fire Tower Road about 3:30 p.m. Thursday when the men in the Jeep Wrangle pulled alongside the Toyota Scion,…

May 21, 2018

Someone stole more than $20,000 cash along with other valuables from a home in the 800 block of Sutters Place Drive outside of Winterville on Sunday, according to a report filed with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

The break-in occurred about 6 p.m. according to the incident report released…

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