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Greenville man arrested in connection with homicide

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The Daily Reflector

Friday, March 15, 2019

A Greenville man was one of two people arrested on Tuesday in connection with a 2017 robbery in which three people were killed.

Lenoir County deputies said Jaleik Pridgen of Greenville and Brianna Wooten of Kinston both were charged with accessory after the fact to a homicide.

Lenoir deputies responded to 308 W. Queen St. in La Grange for a report of shots fired on Nov. 12, 2017. They discovered the bodies of John Johnson Jr. and Roderick Gillette, as well as a third injured victim. Jerrell Pridgen, one of the suspects in the case, was killed during the robbery.

The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office previously arrested three others in connection with the incident: Terrance Outlaw Jr, Shonquez Robinson and Tiquon Brown.  

Deputies said that Pridgen and Wooten helped to hide the guns used in the homicides and drove one of the suspects out of town knowing he had been involved in the deadly shooting. The two were jailed on $50,000 secured bonds. 

The investigation is ongoing and deputies hope to identify any others who were part of the incident or aided the suspects after the incident. Those who have further information are asked to call the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office at 559-6140


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


■ 900 block B’s Bar-B-Que Road, 10:50 p.m. March 11-1:20 a.m. March 12: 43-year-old woman assaulted at residence by boyfriend; minor injuries reported; investigation ongoing.

■ 3200 block Moseley Drive, 8:45-9 p.m. March 11: 25-year-old woman assaulted at home by other family member; extent of injuries not reported; case closed/cleared.

■ 300 block East Roundtree Drive, 2-3:55 a.m. March 3: 49-year-old woman assaulted at home by boyfriend; moderate injuries reported; arrest made.

■ 200 block Manhattan Avenue, 10:50-11:05 p.m. March 10: 20-year-old man assaulted; moderate injuries reported; case inactive.

■ 300 block S.W. Greenville Boulevard, 8:22-8:35 p.m. March 10: 60-year-old man assaulted at gunpoint at convenience store; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

■ 1500 block West Fourth Street, 9-9:30 a.m. March 10: 54-year-old man assaulted at residence by girlfriend; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

■ 100 block David Drive, 5-5:30 a.m. March 10: 25-year-old woman assaulted at residence by boyfriend; extent of injuries not reported; 29-year-old man arrested and charged with assault on a female.

■ 1200 block Fleming Street, 8-9 a.m. March 9: 28-year-old woman assaulted at gunpoint by ex-boyfriend at home; extent of injuries not reported; 28-year-old man arrested and charged with misdemeanor violation of domestic violence protection order.

■ 100 block Red Banks Road, 9-9:43 p.m. March 8: juvenile assaulted; minor injuries reported; case inactive.

■ 1000 block West Third Street, 3-3:54 p.m. March 8: 25-year-old man assaulted at home by ex-girlfriend; minor injuries reported; 2009 Kia Rio valued at $12,000 damaged; case inactive.

■ 1600 block Lincoln Drive, 1-1:30 p.m. March 8: 39-year-old woman assaulted at home by spouse; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

■ 900 block Moye Boulevard, 11-11:24 a.m. March 8: 28-year-old woman assaulted at motel by boyfriend; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

■ West 14th Avenue and Fleming Street, 10:10 p.m. March 7: 20-year-old woman assaulted by boyfriend along road; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

■ 2500 block South Memorial Drive, 2:09 p.m. March 5: 39-year-old woman assaulted at discount store by person of unknown relationship; 38-year-old man also assaulted by person of unknown relationship; extent of injuries not reported; investigation ongoing.

■ 3900 block Sterling Pointe Drive, near Winterville, 2-2:51 p.m. March 4: 22-year-old woman assaulted at home by ex-boyfriend; extent of injuries not reported; PlayStation 4 with one controller and NBA 2K19 video game valued at $250 stolen; investigation ongoing.


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

Break-ins, thefts

■ 1900 block Dixie Lane, 7 p.m. March 10: break-in to home reported; no items listed as stolen; arrest made.

■ 2000 block Pactolus Highway, 11:00 p.m. March 9: Lincoln LS valued at $2,000 stolen from home by known person; case status: active.

■ 2000 block Pactolus Highway, 6 p.m. March 9-2:55 p.m. March 10: rug/carpet and clothing valued at $300 stolen from home; case status: active.


■ 900 block Katherines Place, 4:09 p.m. March 8: 28-year-old man assaulted at home; apparent minor injuries reported; case status: active.

■ 3100 block Pumpkin Lane, 8 p.m. March 5-6:13 p.m. March 8: 38-year-old woman assaulted at home; case cleared; prosecution declined.

■ 1600 block Lennon Street, 9:30 p.m.-9:44 p.m. March 8: 23-year-old woman assaulted by acquaintance at residence; no injuries reported; case status: active.

■ 4000 block Leary Mills Road, near Vanceboro, 4 a.m.-11:09 a.m. March 10: 39-year-old man assaulted at gunpoint at residence by family member; case status: active.

■ 2200 block Johnsons Mill Drive, 9-9:05 p.m. March 10: 63-year-old woman assaulted at at home by family member; no injuries reported; case cleared; victim refused to cooperate.

■ 500 block Shadow Ridge Drive, near Winterville, 9:50 p.m. March 10: 21-year-old woman assaulted by acquaintance with motor vehicle on street; no injuries reported; case status: active.

Property Damage

■ 2000 block Clark Drive, 2 p.m. March 4-12:23 p.m. March 10: heating coil valued at $500 damaged; case status: case cleared; victim refused to cooperate.

■ 2900 block Mills Road, 6 p.m. March 9-3 a.m. March 10: window of residence sustained $50 in damages; case status: active.

■ 2100 block Nathaniel Drive, 10:52-10:53 a.m. March 8: single-occupancy abandoned/condemned structure sustained $1,000 in damages; case closed; leads exhausted.



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