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Saturday, September 22, 2018

A 28-year-old man was injured Thursday during an armed robbery in Simpson, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The incident occurred about 1 a.m. along the roadway in the 500 block Queen Street/Telfaire Street, according to a case report.

A robber used a knife and forced the man to hand over his wallet, the report said. The man suffered severe lacerations during the robbery.

The report listed the relationship between the suspect and offender as unknown. A total of $15 cash was stolen.

The victim lives outside of Simpson on Brick Kiln Road, the report said. An investigation is continuing.


The sheriff’s office released other reports Thursday and Friday with the following details and allegations:

Break-ins, thefts

■ 4400 block N.C. 43 North and Cottondale Road, 12:35-12:39 p.m. Sept. 20: radiator, alternator, and A/C parts valued at $1,500 stolen by known person; investigation ongoing.

■ 1500 block Allen Road, noon Aug. 29-3:03 Sept. 20: Smith & Wesson firearm and 40 rounds of ammunition valued at $500 stolen by acquaintance; investigation ongoing.

Property Damage

■ 100 block West First Street, 2:58 p.m. Sept. 20: property damage reported at parking lot; damaged items not listed; case closed/leads exhausted.


The Greenville Police Department released reports Thursday with the following details and allegations:

Break-ins, thefts

■ 3800 block South Memorial Drive, 1-3 a.m. Sept. 21: Comfort Inn entered through closed garage door; two feet of Greenville Utilities copper pipe valued at $50 stolen; case inactive.

■ 2195 Evans St., 10:35-10:39 p.m. Sept. 20: cell phone charger valued at $20 stolen from Circle K; case inactive.

■ 300 block Conley Street, 8-9 p.m. Sept. 19: gray Samsung Galaxy J3 valued at $200 stolen from home; case inactive.

■ 612 S.W. Greenville Blvd., 10:25-10:30 a.m. Sept. 20: two 12-count cases of 16 oz. Bud Light beer valued at $21.98 stolen from Speedway; case inactive.

■ 100 block Martinsborough Road, 8 p.m. Sept. 19-7 a.m. Sept. 20: unspecified quantity of bicycles valued at $75 stolen; case inactive.

■ 200 block Pinewood Road, 3 p.m. Sept. 17-3 p.m. Sept. 18: 2012 gold Toyota Camry valued at $15,000 stolen; investigation ongoing.

■ 100 block Daughtridge Drive, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 11: 2014 white Wabash trailer valued at $17,000 stolen; case inactive.


■ 200 block Wyndham Circle, 2-2:25 a.m. Sept. 20: 28-year-old man assaulted by acquaintance at home of acquaintance; extent of injuries not reported; case inactive.

■ 704 S.E. Greenville Blvd., 12:15-1 a.m. Sept. 20: 33-year-old man assaulted with a deadly weapon at Carolina Ale House; minor injuries reported; black and brown pool cue sustained $30 in damages; investigation ongoing.

■ 2500 block Saddleback Drive, 4-4:41 p.m. Sept. 19: 30-year-old woman assaulted at home by boyfriend; extent of injuries not reported; case closed: victim refused to cooperate.


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Crime and Rescue

October 20, 2018

A 27-year-old woman was shot outside of a Greenville residence early on Thursday, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department.

The incident took place between 12:30-12:43 a.m. in the 2100 block of Pendleton Street, according to the report.

GPD Public Information Officer…

October 20, 2018

Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to more than 432 fire and EMS calls from Oct. 11-17. Following is a breakdown:


Oct. 11

■ 7:54 a.m. — motor vehicle accident with injuries at 1360 S.W. Greenville Blvd. Cleared 8:29 a.m.

■ 9:57 a.m. — public service at 1026 Red Banks Road.…

October 19, 2018

A man and woman suffered moderate injuries when they were cut in a domestic dispute early Tuesday, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department.

The incident took place about 1:43 a.m. on Tuesday at the couple’s home on West Ford Street, according to the report…

October 18, 2018

A pit bull named Ryder is being hailed a hero after digging up a fully loaded revolver that was wrapped in a T-shirt and placed in a plastic grocery bag that was buried under a stairwell. 

Greenville Police officers Misty Edwards and Ashley Allen were dispatched on Tuesday about 4:45 p.m. to…


October 18, 2018

A federal judge sentenced a Farmville man to 7.5 years in prison on drug conspiracy charges Tuesday according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release.

United States District Judge, James C. Dever III sentenced James Antron Dildy, 38, of Farmville to 90 months imprisonment, followed by six…

October 18, 2018

A third man has been arrested and charged in a recent drug trafficking bust that was the result of a routine traffic stop.

Luis Alfonso Lobo 49, of Norcross, Ga.,has been arrested and charged with trafficking and conspiracy to traffic heroin according to Greenville Police.  Lobo is charged…


October 17, 2018

Greenville Police detectives arrested and charged a Greenville man with attempted murder after they said he tried to kill a woman by slamming a TV over her head numerous times on Monday morning.

The Greenville Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team arrested 48-year-old Donnell…


October 17, 2018

Members of the Greenville Regional Drug Task Force along with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, and the United States Federal Probation Office arrested and charged a man and woman on cocaine trafficking charges around 4 p.m.on Tuesday following a two-month-long investigation, a…


October 17, 2018

Greenville Police Department seized 4.4 lbs of heroin during a traffic stop on Monday night, near Arlington Blvd and Stantonsburg Road, according to a department news release issued Tuesday. 

The heroin, which police said has a value of $500,000, was concealed in a natural void in one of the…


October 17, 2018

A concerned city resident called the police on Monday morning after noticing a 33-year-old woman walking down the street with severe lacerations to the head, according to Kristen Hunter, public information officer for the Greenville Police Department. 

The victim was seen walking near the area…

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