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Clerk shot during robbery at sweepstakes business

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The Daily Reflector

Thursday, February 7, 2019

A clerk is recovering after sheriff’s deputies said he was shot during an armed robbery.

The incident took place shortly before 3:15 a.m. on Thursday at the JIA Sweepstakes located at 5347 N.C. 43. North in Greenville. 

According to a news release issued Thursday night, deputies arrived on the scene where they discovered that an armed robbery had occurred, during which a clerk working at the business had been shot. The clerk was transported by EMS to Vidant Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He was treated and released.

During the course of the investigation, deputies established probable cause to implicate Paul Eugene Addison, 24, of 200 Eastbrook Drive, Greenville as being involved in the case, the release said.

Addison has been arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. He is being held in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond.

Deputies are seeking two more individuals who are believed to have been involved in the crime.

No further information is being released by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, which said the investigation is ongoing. 

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Crime and Rescue

April 21, 2019

The following people were indicted on felony charges on April 8, 2019, by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records:

■ Brittany Ballard, 24, 1309 Westpointe Drive, Apt. 2, possess stolen firearm for May 30, 2017, offense.

■ Terrance Leon Best, 33, 100…

April 21, 2019

A Greenville woman charged with driving while impaired was found asleep at a stoplight, according to Pitt County Court records.

Amber Leigh Baker, 20, of 4280 Stantonsburg Road, was stopped at 1:55 a.m. on April 13 near Farmville Boulevard by the State Highway Patrol. 

According to the report,…

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April 18, 2019

A door was forcibly broken down to gain entry to a home during an armed robbery reported on Tuesday, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department.

The incident took place about 4 a.m. on April 16 on the 500 block of Spring Forest Road.

The door of the home sustained $300…

April 17, 2019

Nearly $600 in Nintendo merchandise was stolen during a home break-in reported on Monday, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department.

The incident took place between 10 a.m. on March 1 and 3 p.m. on April 14 on the 600 block of Cotanche Street.

The home was entered…

April 16, 2019

Two men wanted in connection to a home invasion and shooting that injured two people last month have been arrested, Greenville police said.  

Lydell Maurice Carter, Jr.,18,  of 502 N. Maple St. Ahoskie, and Iwanniza Love, 17, of 103 Ford St., Greenville each are charged with two…

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April 16, 2019

When calling for help in an emergency, most people’s first contact is not with a police officer or firefighter. That calm, reassuring voice on the line is that of a telecommunicator.

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week runs through Saturday and Pitt County Emergency Management…

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April 15, 2019

Connecting former criminals with affordable housing and job opportunities is one way to keep them from winding up back in jail, officials said during a police relations committee meeting last week.

Greenville Police officer Lt. K.Z. Thomas said during Tuesday’s meeting that she sees a lot of…

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April 14, 2019

Pitt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man following an investigation that tied him to several recent break-ins, including an attempt at the Hustle Mart in Farmville.  

According to a news release issued Sunday morning, deputies arrested Hiakeem J’Von Powell…

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April 14, 2019

A car crash in South Carolina on Friday killed two East Carolina University students along with the driver of another car and seriously injured two more students, officials said Saturday.

Shea Crothers, 22, of 17 Avenue F, Charlotte, and James Edwin Stanley, 18, of 533 Oyster Rock Lane, Sneads…

April 14, 2019

NEW BERN — A man connected to an eastern North Carolina street gang is going to serve at least seven years in federal prison for his role in a drug conspiracy from 2012 to the summer of 2017.

Markell Wiggins, 33, of Scotland Neck, was sentenced to 86 months Wednesday in New Bern by U.S.…

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