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Elderly couple attacked, robbed at gunpoint

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The Daily Reflector

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Three individuals have been arrested following the assault and robbery of a 70-year-old couple who were stopped at a red light on Sunday evening.   

According to reports from the Greenville Police Department, the couple was driving north on Evans Street and had stopped at Greenville Boulevard intersection.

While they were stopped, a man later identified as Aaron Baker, allegedly got out of a car and jumped into the backseat of the couple’s vehicle as three others, including a driver, waited inside the car he exited, the report stated.

Once inside the couple’s car, Baker allegedly struck the elderly woman across the face, displayed a handgun and demanded her purse. Baker returned to the vehicle he exited and the driver fled the scene, according the the report.

Police said the couple was not seriously injured and they were able to provide a detailed description of the attacker and the vehicle he was riding in. 

A short time later, deputies with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office notified Greenville Police officers that the vehicle passed the Greenville Mall. A Greenville police officer located the vehicle at the intersection of Greenville Boulevard and 10th Street and the officer activated his lights and sirens.

The driver, Christopher Barrett, initially ignored the blue lights, but eventually came to a stop in the area of East 10th Street and Forest Hill Drive. Baker jumped out of the car and ran onto the Greenway behind a nearby apartment complex. He was apprehended.

Barrett and a woman identified as Ayunna Jackson, who police discovered had her 7-month-old baby with her, were arrested. 

The trio are currently housed in the Pitt County Detention Center. 

Baker, 17, is charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of second degree kidnapping, felony conspiracy robbery with dangerous weapon, assault by pointing a gun, assault on a female, going armed to the terror of the public, and with resist/obstruct/delay. His bond is set at $1 million.   

Barrett,20, is charged with felony conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and failure to yield to emergency lights and siren. His bond is set at $100,000. 

Jackson,19, is charged with felony conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and child endangerment/abuse. Her bond is set at $50,000. 

GREENVILLE

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

Break-ins, thefts

■ 100 block Southeast Greenville Boulevard, 5:55 p.m. June 10: two 70-year-old men and juvenile robbed at gunpoint; miscellaneous keys, Samsung Galaxy S5, wallet with driver’s license, Social Security card and miscellaneous other cards and handbag, all valued at $595, stolen; arrest made.

■ 2600 block East 14th Street, 1:30-2 p.m. June 10: 2008 Cadillac Escalade valued at $25,000 stolen from parking lot and recovered; Cadillac Escalade keys valued at $100 stolen from parking lot and not recovered; investigation ongoing.

■ 1200 block Westridge Court, 10 a.m. June 7-9:30 p.m. June 8: Xbox One valued at $200 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

■ 3000 block Mulberry Lane, 10:30 p.m. June 7-11 a.m. June 8: vehicle broken into at home; no items listed as stolen; investigation ongoing.

■ 1400 block Ham Lane, 10:30-11:45 a.m. June 8: 42 inch TV and 32 inch TV valued at $400 stolen from home and recovered; arrest made.

■ 3900 block Sedona Drive, 1:15-4 p.m. May 29: pediatric anesthesia textbook, infant car seat and two shirts, all valued at $245 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

■ 100 block North Jarvis Street, 12:30-5 a.m. June 8: insurance card, driver’s license and wallet valued at $26 stolen from home; investigation ongoing.

■ 700 block Southeast Greenville Boulevard, 9:47 p.m. June 8: pocket knife valued at $30 stolen from woman at restaurant; case closed/cleared.

Assaults

■ West Third Street and and White Street, 7 p.m. June 10-4 a.m. June 11: 44-year-old woman assaulted in road by boyfriend; moderate injuries reported; case inactive; warrants obtained.

■ 800 block Heath Street, 1:15-1:20 a.m. June 10: 30-year-old woman assaulted in home by boyfriend; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing. 

■ 1900 block Kennedy Court, 10:40 p.m. June 9: 27-year-old woman assaulted in home by boyfriend; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

■ 3200 block Moseley Drive, 8-8:08 p.m. June 9: 24-year-old woman assaulted in parking lot; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

■ 1200 block Battle Street, 1:57 p.m. June 9: 33-year-old woman assaulted in home by boyfriend; minor injuries reported; arrest made.

■ 3000 block Caldwell Court, 12:01-12:49 a.m. June 9: 30-year-old woman assaulted in home by spouse; extent of injuries not reported; arrest made.

■ 1100 block Dunbrook Drive, 11:26 p.m. June 8: 32-year-old woman assaulted in residence by spouse; moderate injuries reported; investigation ongoing.

■ 100 block Chesterfield Court, 1:45-2:30 p.m. June 8: 26-year-old woman assaulted in home by boyfriend; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

■ 300 block Nash Street, 12:20-12:35 p.m. June 8: juvenile assaulted in highway by known person; minor injuries reported; investigation ongoing.

■ 1700 block Chestnut Street, 2-2:21 p.m. June 5: 64-year-old woman assaulted by known person; extent of injuries not reported; case inactive.

■ 3900 block Sterling Pointe Drive, 11:30-11:49 a.m. June 5: 19-year-old woman assaulted in parking lot by boyfriend; minor injuries reported; arrest made.

■ 100 block South Watauga Avenue, 2:55-3:05 p.m. June 4: 26-year-old woman assaulted in road by ex-boyfriend; 33-year-old man assaulted in road by ex-girlfriend; minor injuries reported for both victims; arrest made. 

Property Damages

■ 1601 Evans St., 8:20-8:35 p.m. June 9: tall double-pane windows valued at $700 damaged at Family Dollar; investigation ongoing.

PITT COUNTY

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

Break-ins, thefts

■ 500 block Sidney Lane, near Simpson, 1:52-2:02 p.m. June 10: home entered forcibly; nine Percocets valued at $100 stolen; investigation ongoing.

Assaults

■ 500 block Weston Road, near Grimesland, 3:35-3:40 a.m. June 9: 32-year-old man assaulted in home; minor injuries reported; investigation ongoing.

■ 4200 block Dixon Road, near Grimesland, 12:20-12:35 a.m. June 9: 30-year-old woman assaulted in home by boyfriend; minor injuries reported; case closed/cleared.

■ 5000 block Smithfield Road, near Ayden, 11:30-11:35 p.m. June 9: 58-year-old man assaulted in home by spouse; extent of injuries not reported; case closed/cleared.

Property Damages

■ 2100 block Woodmoor Drive, 11 p.m. June 7-9:16 a.m. June 9: mailbox valued at $30 damaged at home; case closed.

■ 6400 block Boss Mclawhorn Road, near Grifton, 10-10:30 p.m. June 9: four white chainlinks and solar light valued at $35 damaged at home; investigation ongoing.

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