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Drug dealer charged with second-degree murder

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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

January 20, 2019

A man was stabbed at a gathering on Chestnut Street on Saturday and later died from his injuries, the Greenville Police Department reported.

Lamont Junior Parker, 37, of Rocky Mount, was stabbed shortly before 6 p.m. at 1105-A Chestnut St. in west Greenville, a news release issued by the…

January 20, 2019

A Greenville man charged with driving while impaired urinated on himself twice and was involved in a motor vehicle crash according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records.

Rodney Junior Carroll Greene,61, of 1803 Robert Drive, was stopped at 9:07 p.m. on Jan. 11 near N.C. 903 by The State…

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January 19, 2019

Someone stole two handguns from a car on Emerald Drive on Tuesday night and broke into a second car but stole nothing, according to case reports released by the Greenville Police Department.

The first incident took place between 10 p.m. on Tuesday and 10 a.m. on Wednesday on the 700 block of…

January 19, 2019

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 339 fire and EMS calls from Jan. 10-16. Following is a breakdown:

FIRE CALLS

Jan. 10

■ 8:42 a.m. — unintentional alarm system activation at 1101 S.E. Greenville Blvd. Cleared 8:51 a.m.

■ 10:12 a.m. — motor vehicle accident with injuries at…

January 18, 2019

Detectives from the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office seized weapons and drugs after executing a search warrant at an Ayden-area home, according to a news release issued Thursday.  

The search took place Jan. 11 at 6184 Stokestown-St. John’s Road. Detectives seized 11 rifles,…

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January 18, 2019

Someone stole two handguns from a car on Emerald Drive on Tuesday night and broke into a second car but stole nothing, according to case reports released by the Greenville Police Department.

The first incident took place between 10 p.m. on Tuesday and 10 a.m. on Wednesday on the 700 block of…

January 17, 2019

A Greenville man accused of fatally shooting another man on Nov. 19 received a $5 million bond and a court-appointed lawyer at his first court appearance on Thursday morning. His next scheduled court appearance is on Jan. 30.  

Ricardo Tyrone Hardison, 23, of 1211 Fire Tower Road,…

January 17, 2019

HERTFORD — A judge sentenced a Hertford Town Councilman to four months in jail on Wednesday after finding him guilty of assaulting a fellow councilor following a town meeting last October.

Jackson’s 120-day jail sentence is on hold, however, because he appealed District Court Judge Eula…

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January 17, 2019

Weapons, clothing and electronics, all valued at $2,300, were stolen from a home during a break-in, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department.

The incident took place between 11 p.m. on Monday and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the 200 block of Pineview Drive.

The report…

January 17, 2019

RALEIGH — Every year, the N.C. Department of Labor receives complaints of poster companies that use scare tactics to sell labor law posters. State officials said threats of being fined are bogus and should be ignored.

“Poster companies have been known to charge more than $150 for the…

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