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FBI investigating ransomware attack against city


The Daily Reflector

Friday, April 12, 2019

The FBI has joined the investigation of a ransomware virus attack against the city of Greenville, according to a city spokesman.

Brock Letchworth, the city’s communications manager, said staff has been asked not to comment further on the attack.

The city has shut down the majority of its servers for the foreseeable future. There was no word on Thursday about when the system would be up and running again.

The virus was discovered early on Wednesday by a member of the Greenville Police Department.

Employees with the city’s information technology division were contacted and they decided to shut down the system, Letchworth said on Wednesday.

Two injured in knife attack

A 38-year-old woman reported severe lacerations after a knife attack reported on Monday, according to a case report released by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office. 

The incident took place between 8 p.m. and 8:34 p.m. on Monday at a home on the 1300 block of Grace Street in Greenville.

The report also listed a 35-year-old woman as sustaining minor injuries from a knife. The assailant was known to both victims, the report said.

An arrest was made.

Pitt County

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

Break-ins, thefts

■ 100 block Cherrywood Drive, 5:45 a.m. April 8: Porter Cable drill valued at $100 stolen from vehicle; case active.

■ 500 block Arden Bridge Road, near Grimesland, midnight-3 p.m. April 8: unspecified item valued at $3,000 stolen from home; case closed/leads exhausted.

■ 6027 Old Tar Rd., near Winterville, 10:15-10:57 a.m. April 9: unspecified item valued at $39.53 stolen from Doc Moore and Son Pest Control; case active.


■ 6500 block N.C. 30, near Bethel, 2:04 a.m. April 10: 49-year-old woman assaulted at home by boyfriend; minor injuries reported; case active.

■ 7500 block Pitt Street, near Grimesland, 10:10-10:16 a.m. April 9: 38-year-old woman assaulted by boyfriend; no injuries reported; case cleared: victim refused to cooperate.

Property Damage

■ 3700 block Staton Mill Road, near Robersonville, 3:50 p.m. April 8: 2007 white Lexus ES350 sustained $1,000 in damages; case closed/leads exhausted.

■ 100 block Elm Street, near Bethel, 6-11:57 p.m. April 9: Buick Regal sustained $300 in damages; case active.


Humans of Greenville


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Crime and Rescue

September 19, 2019

The case against a 22-year-old Greenville man accused of shooting another man at a Bethel night club in April of 2018 was dismissed on Tuesday due to insufficient evidence, the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

Nehemiah Christopher Austin was charged with attempted…

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September 19, 2019

Greenville police are looking for a suspect who robbed a man at gunpoint, took items inside the his home and stole his car.

According to a Greenville Police Department case report, the robbery took place Wednesday shortly after 1 a.m. in the 500 block of Brighton Park Drive.

The 35-year-old victim…

September 18, 2019

One of two co-defendants charged in connection to gunfire at a Greenville movie theater that prompted a mass police response and had people fleeing the building, was found not guilty by a jury on Tuesday evening.

After a two-day trial, Shameeka Latrice Lynch, 31, of 890 N.C. Highway 33, Tarboro,…


September 17, 2019

A downtown dispute between two large groups early Saturday led to fist fights and left one 22-year-old man injured and unconscious, the Greenville Police Department reported Monday.

The fight happened about 1:59 a.m. near the 100 block of Cotanche Street and Reade Circle, according to police…


September 13, 2019

A Greenville woman accused of stabbing a man during a fight at a local restaurant was arrested and charged in the incident Wednesday, the Greenville Police Department confirmed Thursday.

Yolanda Faye Cherry, 37, of 137 W. Victoria Court, Apt. A., allegedly stabbed a man identified as 33-year-old…


September 12, 2019

A custodian was assaulted and injured by a student Tuesday at Ayden-Grifton High School, according to an arrest warrant.

The incident occurred shortly after 12:30 p.m., the warrant indicated. The student slammed his shoulders into the victim's torso aggressively, the warrant said.

Timmothy O'Lonnie…

September 11, 2019

Greenville police have made an arrest in a shooting last week that prompted a modified lockdown at nearby J.H. Rose High School.

Jessie Eric Atkinson, 27, of 1011 Van Nortwick St., was charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill in connection with…


September 10, 2019

A man told Greenville Police Department officers that he was assaulted and robbed at gunpoint early Monday by three men who jumped him in the area of Paul Circle.

The incident occurred about 2:20 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of Paul Drive, off of Horseshoe Drive near Hooker Road, according to a…

September 08, 2019

A Greenville man charged with driving while impaired struck a parked car and drove off, according to Pitt County court records.

Paxton Edward Andrews, 23, of 206 N. Oak St. was stopped at 3:06 a.m. on East 10th Street and Charles Boulevard by the East Carolina University Police Department.



September 05, 2019

Three city firefighters sustained minor injuries while fighting a townhouse blaze on Wednesday morning that displaced nine people, officials said.

The fire, which occurred at 3807 Sterling Pointe Drive, broke out shortly before 9 a.m. and originated from food on a kitchen stove that was left…

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