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Standoff prompts evacuation of apartments


Abyjah Moses


The Daily Reflector

Friday, February 22, 2019

Officers arrested a teenager wanted on robbery and other charges Thursday after firing chemical munitions to subdue him at a student apartment complex near the Tar River, the Greenville Police Department reported.

The incident took place about 10 p.m. at a unit located at 2235 N.E. Greenville Blvd., in Sunchase Apartments, the department reported. That’s just north of 10th Street. The incident prompted police to evacutate much of the complex.

The department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team received information Thursday night that a man wanted for robbery and other charges, 18-year-old Abyjah Moses of Greenville, was in the apartment.

Moses refused to surrender to officers and barricaded himself inside, a news release said, and the Greenville Police Emergency Response Team was called to the scene to assist.

Team members used chemical munitions to remove the suspect from the apartment. Officers evacuated residents to ensure the safety of all tenants, the release said.

Moses was wanted for charges of discharging a firearm in to occupied property, robbery with a dangerous weapon and kidnapping, the release said. The incident occurred in 2018. Details were not available.

Officers located a stolen firearm inside the apartment where Moses was located, the release said. He was jailed in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond.

Charges listed at the jail include conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling or motor vehicle, kidnapping and robbery with a dangerous weapon, all felonies, and injury to real property, communicating threats, assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm in the city, all misdemeanors.

He had been arrested previously at 11:40 a.m. Jan. 3 during a traffic stop at Eastgate and East Mosley drives, according to a Greenville Police Department arrest report. He was charges with misdemeanor carrying a concealed gun for possessing a semi-automatic handgun.

His address on the report was listed as 100 Kristin Drive. The detention center listed his address as 207 Manhattan Ave., which is the Community Crossroads Center.


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