Greenville man gets 5 years in felony assault case
By Tyler Stocks
The Daily Reflector
Monday, June 11, 2018
After skipping town during a felony assault trial last week, Rontrell Hooks, 26, of Greenville was sentenced to five years in prison by Pitt County Superior Court Judge Marvin Blount on Monday morning.
Blount also ordered Hooks to pay $30,000 in restitution to the victim in the case.
Hooks, 26, of 116 Concord Drive, is one of five people charged with severely beating a Greenville man on Cheyenne Court in 2016. Officials arrested Hooks on Wednesday in Durham after he left the county.
Pitt County District Attorney Kimberly Robb said Hooks failed to show up for trial on May 30 after he posted $100,000 bond May 29 and was released from jail.
The trial continued without him and a jury found Hooks guilty of assault inflicting serious injury, possession of a firearm by a felon and assault by pointing a gun.
Greenville Police Department's Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, with help from Durham police and the SBI Fugitive and Missing Persons Task Force, apprehended Hooks in the 1800 block of Chapel Hill Road.
He spent time in the Durham County Jail and was re-booked in the Pitt County Detention Center on June 7.