Loading...
BYH Zoning Commission. Take your chairs and sit in the field by Bostic Sugg in morning or afternoon and tell the...

Man charged in friend's stabbing death

Alvin Tyson
Loading…

By Tyler Stocks
The Daily Reflector

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A Greenville-area man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a friend west of town early Tuesday, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Melvin Lee Tyson Jr., 48, died at the scene from a stab wound to the lower abdomen, Maj. Paula Dance said during a news conference at the sheriff’s office on Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened at 1740 Kathryn Lane shortly before 5 a.m. 

Alvin Jerome Tyson Jr., 30, 1488 Kathryn Lane, has been charged with an open count of murder, Dance said. The men are not related but were good friends, she said.

Dance said deputies have reason to believe alcohol was involved in the altercation. Kathryn Lane is located off of Stantonsburg Road west of Mozingo Road.

Alvin Tyson was jailed at the Pitt County Detention Center under no bond.

Neighbors who spoke to the Daily Reflector on Tuesday evening said Melvin was like a friendly person who always wanted to help others.  

“He was a real good guy,” neighbor Vonzetta May said. “A lot of kids stayed over at his house, played in his yard, help him cut grass.”  

May said Melvin loved to pitch in and help neighbors with anything and everything, including raking leaves. 

“He would see us raking the yard and he would come out and help us. It’s hurtful and eerie to come home and not see him under the carport waving at you.”   

Neighbor Anne Johnson, whose family has known Melvin Tyson for many years, is stil trying to cope with the news of his death.

“I think we’re all still in shock,” Johnson said. “We just can’t believe it. We have cried and I look over there and keep expecting him to walk out any time. My kids have cried all day. It’s just really sad. Other kids have cried too. He had an impact on everybody. It’s just a profound loss.”

Local children knew him as Mean Melvin, the jokester who loved everyone. 

“He always kept things going,” Johnson said. “He always called himself mean Melvin but he was the sweetest man. It was just a joy to see him outside and walk out to him.” 

Johnson said her three children will miss planting flowers with Melvin and working in his garden. 

“He’s got flowers everywhere,” she said. “He would give my three kids flowers and they would bring them home and he’d tell them how to plant them. He’d help the little boys put air in their tires, just different things. All of the kids loved Melvin.” 

Johnson said Alvin and Melvin were good friends who would hang out all the time.  

“I’ve seen Alvin over there many many times and I do know they were friends. It’s just sad, even if it was alcohol-related, that’s no reason to kill your friend.”

Fighting back tears, Johnson said she and her neighbors will try to remember the good times they had with Melvin Tyson.  

“He was a good neighbor, a good friend and a good man. That’s something that will carry on with me or the rest of my life,” she said. 

Contact Tyler Stocks at tstocks@reflector.com or 252-329-9566.  Follow him on Twitter @TylerstocksGDR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loading…

Humans of Greenville

@HumansofGville

Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.

Crime and Rescue

February 16, 2019 - 27 minutes ago

Three people have been arrested on drug charges after a package containing 4,000-5,000 Xanax tablets was intercepted in the U.S. Postal System, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported on Friday.

Deputies obtained a search warrant for 518 Lancelot St., Grimesland, as a result of the…

Michelle Mclain.jpg

February 16, 2019 - 27 minutes ago

A man was arrested on Thursday after stealing a vehicle, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department. 

The incident took place between 11 p.m. on Wednesday and 8 a.m. on Thursday. The report listed the address of the incident on the 1700 block of Rosewood Drive,…

February 14, 2019

Rocky Mount police are asking for information regarding the city’s fifth homicide of the year. This time, the victim is a woman.

The Rocky Mount Communications Center received a phone call at 10:57 a.m. on Wednesday from Nash County Communications asking for help in assisting EMS with an…

February 14, 2019

Three items of women’s clothing were reported stolen from Kohl’s on Tuesday, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department. 

The incident took place between 2 p.m. and 2:13 p.m. on Tuesday at Kohl’s, 3501 Galleria Drive.

Items listed as stolen…

February 13, 2019

The Greenville Police Department is asking the public to help identify a woman suspected of stealing jewelry from the Hobby Lobby.

The department on Wednesday released surveillance images of the woman taken as she shopped at the store, located at 3432 South Memorial Drive.

The incident occurred…

021419HobbyLobby

February 13, 2019

NASHVILLE — The Nash County Sheriff’s Office still has not released the names of the three deputies who were placed on administrative leave after the officer-involved shooting of a Bailey man on Saturday.

Jonathan Ramirez, 28, was killed in front of his Bailey home about 5 a.m. on…

February 13, 2019

Sam’s Lock and Key Shoppe was broken into early Monday morning, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department. 

The incident took place between 4:30 and 4:35 a.m. on Monday at Sam’s Lock and Key Shoppe, 1804 Dickinson Ave.

The report indicated that the…

February 12, 2019

A Georgia man was arrested on Feb.5 and charged with felony intentional child abuse after an incident that left his four-week-old baby hospitalized with a broken arm, fractured ribs, and a fractured femur, Greenville Police said on Tuesday.   

According to arrest warrants, the…

021319Saelee

February 12, 2019

A 49-year-old man reported serious injuries after a known person assaulted him with a deadly weapon early on Saturday morning, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department. 

The incident took place between 2:30 a.m. and 2:57 a.m. on Saturday near the intersection of…

February 10, 2019

The following people were indicted on felony charges on Jan. 28, 2019, by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records:

■ Lonnie Ray Atkinson, 64, 1501 Pleasant Drive, possession of cocaine for May 16 offense.

■ Adonica Renee Barnes, 32, 116…

274 stories in Crime and Rescue. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 28
        Next Page»   Last Page»