Crime and Rescue

May 27, 2017

A man accused of orchestrating a home invasion and robbery that resulted in a woman being raped was found not guilty on Friday.

DeQuan Martrail Boone, 27, also was accused of driving other men to the home to commit the crimes.

A jury of eight women and four men found him not guilty of first-degree…

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May 27, 2017

Greenville police are searching for a vending machine crook after several Coca-Cola machines at hotels were damaged during Thursday break-ins.

The suspect used a prying tool to remove the dollar bill insert from the front of multiple machines at the Hilton and Holiday Inn at 207 S.W. Greenville…


May 27, 2017

WILLIAMSTON — Martin County’s sheriff announced this week he intends to retire effective Aug. 31 with more than year of his term remaining.

Dan Gibbs, first elected to the post in 2006, said he decision to retire was not an easy one, but he is confident the office has…


May 26, 2017

A jury found a man accused of being the mastermind behind a home invasion and robbery not guilty of the crimes on Friday.

DeQuan Martrail Boone, 27, was on trial this week in Pitt County Superior Court on several felony charges in connection with the 2015 incident at a home on Midgette Lane. He…

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May 26, 2017

A fire caused $10,000 in damages to a structure that houses wires and controls for a railroad crossing at Grande and Dickinson avenues, according to Greenville Police Department, which is investigating the incident.

Greenville officers responded to a construction site at Grande and Dickinson…

May 26, 2017

Pactolus Elementary classmates of Ran’Davia Purvis, who died Sunday from injuries suffered in a wreck, shared memories on Thursday, pointing to words they wrote on a desk to describe her: curious, courageous, friendly and lovely.

Ran’Davia was in third grade at Pactolus Elementary…


May 26, 2017

A Pitt County grand jury on Monday indicted two men on murder charges in a 2016 shooting that left a 20-year-old man dead.

Grand jury members returned indictments for 29-year-old Charles Mikell Dickens of Greenville and 30-year-old Benjamin Battle III of Tarboro. Both men were arrested earlier…

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May 25, 2017

A Greenville man is facing charges in a Tuesday home invasion in which he and two other suspects, reportedly masked and armed with baseball bats and a rifle, allegedly beat and robbed a man on his porch.

Pitt County Sheriff’s deputies responded about 11:30 p.m. on Monday to the report of a…


May 25, 2017

A man shot Tuesday during an altercation with deputies has been released from the hospital and is jailed under several felony charges, including attempted murder.

Antwon Marquel Anderson, 26, of Snow Hill is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of possession of a…


May 24, 2017

Greenville police charged a bus driver last week in an April wreck that killed a 75-year-old man and his dog.

Greenville Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit has concluded its investigation into the April 25 crash, according to a news release issued Wednesday by the department.


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