Pitt County News And Crime In Greenville NC – Breaking Reports

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Police Investigating Second Homicide In 2020

Police are investigating an alleged murder at the Citgo gas station at West 5th Street and Memorial Drive early Friday on January 24, 2020. Police say the victim is Dwayne Wiggins of Greenville. Law enforcement also says that at 1:00 am the shot spotter lead them to the scene. The first homicide of the year took place on January 12, 2020 when Tre’von Tyson was shot and killed at an apartment on MacGregeor Downs Road.

Filed: Pitt County Crime

Three Arrested After One Kilo Of Heroin Is Seized

The Greenville Regional Drug Task Force announced the arrest of three after a month long investigation in to alleged trafficking. Those arrested are, Aaron Hatcher, Tommy Jones, and Brittany White. This drug task force is made up of officers from the GPD, DEA, Winterville PD, ECU PD, and state SBI. Hatcher has a $4 million bond, Jones is on a $1 million secured bond, and White is on a $500,000 bond. ECU’s police canine skully found the kilo of heroin.

Filed: NC Greenville Crime

Man Charged With Having Marijuana, Ecstasy, And Cocaine Within 1,000 Feet Of Daycare

Greenville police say that Desmuou Staton is charged with having drugs within 1,000 feet of Children’s World Learning Center, and is also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. Desmuou Staton is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Filed: NC Greenville Crime

Angry Employee Rams The Stantonsburg Rd KFC With His Care After Paycheck Dispute

January 21, 2020 – Police say that an employee of the KFC on Stantonsburg Road in Greenville rammed his car in to the building after picking his paycheck up and it not being what he expected. The driver then left the scene but police say they have made contact with the driver and charges are pending.

ECU Chancellor Search Committee Meets To Begin National Search For The Next Chancellor Of East Carolina University

While Dr. Ron Mitchelson is the current interim chancellor, this committee began their search in December of 2019 to find the next permanent chancellor for ECU. Filed under ECU News.

15 Year Old Student At J.H. Rose High School Charged With Having A Gun on Campus

Greenville police say they received information that a 15 year old student recently carried a gun to J.H. Rose High School and started an investigation. The investigation led to the 15 year old being charged with carrying a gun to school and was placed in juvenile custody. Police say there were no threats made to anyone at J.H. Rose.

South Central High School Student Christopher Sherrod To Play At Carnegie Hall

A 15 year old musically inclined student at South Central High School in Pitt County named Christopher Sherrod was recently chosen to play at the prestigious Carnegie Hall after his band director submitted him for consideration. According to reports, Mr. Sherrod is gifted in playing 12 instruments and has played the drums since the age of one. Congratulations Christopher!

21 Year Old Javon Howard Arrested For First-Degree Murder of Kareem Jenkins, Conspiracy, And Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon

Police have charged Javon Howard with murder and other charges stemming from a December 1, 2019 incident at 111 Paris Avenue, Unit A where callers reported an alleged shooting. Police report that when they arrived at the Paris Avenue location they found Kareem Jenkins dead of gunshot wound. Mr. Howard is currently in the Pitt County Detention for this alleged crime. No information on bond amount. Police believe the motive was robbery.

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December 8, 2019: Police Investigating Fatal Car Crash At West 5th Street and Ford Street

Greenville Police say that a car driven by Jahmil Hyman, 32, near West 5th Street and Ford Street on Sunday, December 8, 2019 milling Mr. Hyman. The occupant in the other car, Marie Moore, 34, was taken to Vidant with non-life threatening injuries. Police say that Jahmil Hyman was driving a car with a fake license plate, an attempted stop was initiated by Mr. Hyman fled. Police call off a chase per department policy and discovered the wreck later.

West 5th Street Between South Washington Street and Greene Street To Close For Two Weeks

NCDOT officials announced that a portion of West 5th street in Uptown will be closed for 2 weeks starting December 9, 2019 so that construction crews can work on a stormwater pipe. Eastbound traffic will divert to the Pitt-Greene Connector and Westbound traffic will divert to Evans Street and South Pitt. Filed Pitt County News.

Ty’Kell Kornegay Arrested For Robbery And Assault For a November 24 Incident That Also Put Darius Mayo In Jail At An Earlier Date

Darius Mayo is currently in the Pitt County jail on a $500,000 bond and Ty’Kell Kornegay received at $250,000 bond. This arrest stems from an incident on November 24, 2019 where police allege Mayo and Kornegay assaulted a man with a gun. Filed: Pitt County Crime

Erica Locklear And Kelly Jo Martin Charged With Second-Degree Burglary And Larceny After Police Allege They Were Involved In a Home Breaking And Entering Case.

Erica Locklear of Benson NC and Kelly Jo Martin of Greenville NC are charged with second-degree burglary and larceny after they allegedly broke in to a home on Cedric Drive near Farmville. During a traffic stop, deputies reportedly found stolen items from the home, methamphetamine, and drup paraphernalia. Kelly Jo Martin was also charged with possession of a controlled substance. Filed: Greenville Crime.

NC Department of Health and Human Services Announced That The Walter B. Jones Center Will Expand Services To Offer Outpatient Opioid Treatment

On December 5, 2019, NCDHHS announced that they are now offering outpatient opioid treatment services at the Walter B. Jones Center. The announcement states that this treatment is open to adults who have a substance abuse disorder and the center will also offer medication assisted treatment to help with withdrawal symptoms. Filed: Greenville News.

Joshua Worsley And Cornelius Langley Charged With Kidnapping After ECU Abduction

Police say that on Friday, November 4, 2019 a 20 year old female ECU student was abducted from a Greenville Street after Joshua Worsley and Cornelius Langley allegedly lured her in to a car. Worsley is also charged with a 2nd degree sex offence charge. Police say the female student was able to text a friend who followed the car she was in and was able to get her released from her alleged captors.

This incident happened at 2:30 am. Both Worsley and Langley held on a $250,000 bond.

Dr. Ron Mitchelson Named Interim ECU Chancellor After Dan Gerlach Resigns

The UNC System has announced news that Dr. Ron Mitchelson is now the Interim Chancellor at ECU after Dan Gerlach resigned. Dr. Mitchelson was the acting Chancellor since September 30th when Gerlach was officially placed on leave and gas been with ECU since 1999 in the role of provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs since 2015.

Police Arrested Joshua Hixon And Are Seeking Juan Martinez After Alleged Robbery Of Nine Guns, And Jewelry From A Home.

Local Deputies have Joshua Hixon in custody and are looking for Juan Martinez after an alleged home robbery where they say 9 guns were stolen which included an AR-15. Police also say the alleged crime included the theft of jewelry that was found pawned.

Filed: Pitt crime

ECU Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach Resigns From Post Following UNC System Investigation

The UNC System has announced that Dan Gerlach has resigned from his post following an investigation in to alleged inappropriate pictures taken at a Greenville bar . President Bill Roper of the UNC System says that this decision “is in the best interest” of the ECU community.

He went on to say that the resignation is effective immediately and that a national search is underway to find a new chancellor.

County Board of Elections Says John Landrine Ineligible To Run For City Council District Two Seat. Court Action Files, NAACP Investigating

The Pitt County Board of Elections says that candidate John Landrine is ineligible to run for the District Two city council position because he no longer lives in that district after maps were redrawn. Landrine has lived in District Two for decades.

Pitt County NAACP president Calvin Henderson asked that Landrine’s street be placed back in the district but the elections board said they have no authority to redraw maps. Landrine has filed a court action and the Greensboro NAACP is investigating.

Aaron Avery, 26, Charged With Statutory Rape Of 13 Year Old. Under $1 million Bond

Greenville police have charged Aaron Avery with statutory rape of a 13 year old girl and in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $1 million dollar bond. He is scheduled for a first appearance on Friday, October, 25 2019.

Filed: Crime

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Greenville Police Officer Involved Shooting At ALDI Grocery Store On East 10th Street. Suspect Was Killed.

Greenville police were responding to Aldi grocery store around 3 pm on October 24, 2019 in response to a call about a person acting aggressively towards customers. As the officer approached the suspect, the officer saw a gun and fired his/her weapon killing the suspect. Another bystander was hit with a bullet. Greenville police are not releasing details of the officer shooting, the suspect, or the name of the bystander since an investigation is still underway.

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October 19, 2019: Campus Police Investigating The Death Of Student In A Residence Hall

ECU police are reporting that they were called to a residence hall around 7 pm on Saturday where a deceased student was found. At this time, there is no information about this incident except officials are saying that they suspect no foul play. This is breaking news and we will add more to this post once more information is received about the deceased student.

October 17, 2019: Marcus Mackey Charged With Murder After Shooting That Killed His Brother

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting on Bells Fork Road where they found Maurice Simpson from a gunshot wound. Marcus Mackey is currently in the detention center and will have a first appearance in front of a judge on October 18.

Student Charged With Having A Handgun At J.H. Rose High School On Friday, October 11, 2019

The student was described as being 15 years old and was taken in to juvenile custody for having the weapon at school. Local police and school resource officers and staff at J.H. Rose High School thank everyone who reported and worked this incident.

VA Social Worker Alexander Averell Charged With Felony Possession Of Heroin While Using Government Resources

Pitt County deputies have charged Alexander Averell with felony possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia while using a Veterans Administration vehicle and while at work.

Police allege that Averell was transporting heroin and marijuana in his VA car after a traffic stop. The suspect is currently in the local detention center on a $10,000 bond.

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Kenquonis McKenzie Abruptly Pleads Guilty During His Trial For The Murder Of Karen Speight

Kenquonis McKenzie was in a Greenville NC courtroom this week on trial for the alleged murder of Karen Speight during a drive-by shooting. During the middle of the trial, McKenzie changed his plea to guilty and was given a sentence of 21-16 years in prison.

CRIME: Police Investigating Bank Robbery At Wells Fargo On Greenville Boulevard Southeast

Police report that the Wells Fargo bank on Greenville Boulevard Southeast was robbed on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 4 p.m.

If you have any information, please call 252-329-4300. Detectives have also released the following image of the alleged suspect.

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Andre Cotten In Jail For Alleged Attempted First Degree Murder After Police Say He Attempted To Strangle A Woman

37 year old Andre Cotten is in the Pitt County Detention Center on a $200,000 bond after police say he allegedly attempted to strangle a woman back in July of 2019. Cotten is scheduled to make a first appearance October 1, 2019.

Filed: Breaking Greenville crime reports

East Carolina University Receives Grant To Train Psychologist In Better Approaches To Opioid Abuse Treatment

ECU and the Brody School of Medicine have received a nearly $900,000 grant to train psychologist in new and innovative ways to treat Opioid Abuse focused on the multi-disciplinary approach. The grant will also help train psychologist using the same approach to deal with mental health issues.

ECU News

ECU Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach Put On Administrative Leave After Questionable Photographs And Videos Appear On Social Media

On Monday, September 30, 2019, ECU Interim President Bill Roper announced that Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach is on administrative leave pending an investigation in to photographs and videos found online that allegedly show Gerlach drinking in a bar and acting inappropriately with students.

These questionable actions were actually levied last Thursday prompting the Interim Chancellor to respond by saying he was just “Interacting with college aged young adults and taking selfies”

ECU News

Juvenile Suspect Arrested After East Carolina University Sexual Battery Case

ECU police say they have arrested a juvenile in a sexual battery case that was reported earlier this week on the greenway connector behind Blount Sports Complex. The suspect was referred to the juvenile justice system.

The victim in this case said that a man touch her on the buttocks and then ran away.

Filed ECU crime reports

Center For Family Violence To Hold Annual Domestic Violence Impact Luncheon At The Greenville Convention Center September 26, 2019

Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. for check-in, and information from the program will begin at 11:30 a.m. This will be the 2nd annual event the Center For Family Violence has help in Pitt County NC.

In addition to local area awareness, training, prevention, and guidance, the center also works in Martin and Washington counties. Last year’s event raised over $75,000. This center is especially interested in teaching young teens about family violence.

ECU Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach Seeks Permanent Position With The University

At a recent meeting at the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach spoke about his long term visions and plans for ECU and it’s student body.

Gerlach has served as interim chancellor for four months. The ECU Board of Trustees will be identifying a search committee for the next permanent chancellor in their next few meetings.

ECU news

Couch To 5K Program To Combat Sedentary Lifestyles And Encourage Exercise

The “Couch to 5K” program is set to begin in Greenville and hopes that it will encourage people to give up their sedentary lifestyles and become more active. The first meeting will be October 8 at 6:30 pm and run through December 5 at Alice Keene Park off of County Home Road and there will be a graduation race on December 8, 2019. The registration fee is $35.

Bill McKibben, Climate Change Activist, To Speak At ECU Thursday, September 19, 2019

American environmentalist, teacher, journalist, and best-selling author Bill McKibben will be the featured speaker at the ECU Main Campus Student Center Ballroom A&B on Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Jason Horning, age 35, Arrested On Several Rape Related Charges

The county sheriff says that Jason Horning of Jacksonville, NC is behind bars charged with 2 rape related charges, kidnapping, forcible strangulation, and larceny. He is currently in the local detention center on a 2 million dollar bond.

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Pitt County crime

2019 Agricultural Fair Runs From September 17-22, Inspectors Say All Rides Are Safe

The Pitt County fair begins on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 and runs through the 22nd. Both state and federal inspectors say that all rides are inspected this year and that each are ready to go.

The 2019 fair marks the 100th anniversary of this event.

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Pitt County Health Director John Silvernail Warns About The Possible Dangers Of E-cigarettes

In July of 2019, the Center For Disease Control (CDC) began investigations in to reports coming in from emergency rooms across the country with people being admitted for severe lung damage. All of those patients self-reported to be e-cigarette users.

On Monday, September 16, 2019, Dr. John Silvernail and the local health department issued it’s own impassioned warning based on information the CDC garnered and said that drop boxes at several of it’s location are now installed so that people can dispose of e-cigarette devices properly.

Washington Monthly Names East Carolina University To It’s 2019 Best Colleges For Student Voting

According to Washington Monthly, ECU is one of four U.S. schools on it’s list of top schools for numbers of student body members who are registered to vote and actually vote.

This organization outlined ECU’s encouragement in civic engagement and offering transportation to polling locations as reasons why the university was considered.

“Chasing Coral” Public Screening To Be Held Locally To Outline Conservation Efforts To Protect Ocean Coral

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019 a free public screening will take place at 7:30 p.m. at town common park (105 East 1st St) where the public can see the documentary “Chasing Coral” and learn more about the international movement to protect dying coral reefs within Earth’s oceans.

Humane Society Of Eastern NC To Host “Bone Appetit” Fundraiser At Wasabi 88 To Help HSEC To Care For Abused And Neglected Animals

On September 17 from 5 p.m. till 10 p.m. the Humane Society of Eastern NC will host this fundraiser to help local efforts to care for neglected and abused animals. If you attend the fundraiser, please mention this to your Wasabi 88 server so that HSEC will be credited.

Pitt County Schools Announces That Junius H. Rose Teacher Stephanie Noles Selected To Participate In National History Lesson On World War I

In a recent news release, the Pitt County Schools Administration has announced that a local teacher at Junius H. Rose was selected to participate in a National History Day program called “Legacies of World War I” to be hosted online until December 16, 2019.

As one of the teachers selected, Mrs. Noles will receive free tuition, graduate credits, and materials to help with the online program.

Cancer Screening Of Eastern NC Announces Handbag Bingo At The Greenville Museum Of Art On September 19 At 6 p.m.

This event will offer 10 rounds of bingo with each winner taking home a designer handbag featuring brands such as Kate Spade, Tory Burch, and Calvin Klein. Additionally, there will be door prizes, appetizers, and boutique shopping all to help community members to get cancer screenings. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door.

Greenville Fire-Rescue Graduates 15 New Academy Cadets

September 2019 Pitt Community College: After 6 months of training, Greenville Fire-Rescue has 15 new graduates that will join the family of firefighters and EMT personnel and start serving the local community in Pitt County NC.

Officials say each graduate will enter the workforce with either their certified basic level EMT certificate or fire fighter level 2 certificate.

ECU Announces New Development Projects: Millennial Campus And Hotel

ECU Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach says that two new uptown Greenville developments are “epic” for the community. The first is a hotel in uptown that visitors and guest can stay at and the Millennial Campus will consist of several old buildings on 10th street that once finished it will bridge public and private partnerships with the University.

Both new developments will be funded via tax credits and help with urban revitalization.

$100,000 Grant To Bolster Youth Programs, Home Efficiency, And Revitalization

The city council has approved a $100,000 grant that will help the West Greenville community. The money will be distributed as a $5,000 grant for youth programs or a $10,000 grant for home efficiency initiatives.

West Greenville is currently under heavy redevelopment in the area and many community members say that grant money like this helps with beautification and helping kids to stay out of trouble.

10th Street Connector To Be Named After Former ECU Faculty And Community Leaders

On Monday, September 16, 2019, the City of Greenville will host a ceremony naming parts of the 10th street connector after two formed ECU educators and community leaders. The ceremony will take place at 1003 Clark Street at 11 a.m.

Specifically, the bridge over Dickinson Ave will be named after Dr. Andrew A. Best and the portion of 10th street from U.S. 13/N.C. 11 will be named honoring Dr. Leo W. Jenkins.

Filed: city news

City Council Recognizes 13U Babe Ruth Team For Regional Southeast Championship In The 2019 Babe Ruth World Series

In September 2019, the Greenville City Council recognized the the local 13U Babe Ruth team on the achievement of being the Southeast regional champs and participation in the league world series.

ECU To Host “Carnival For A Cause” To Educate And Bring Awareness To Sickle Cell Disease

September is National Sickle Cell Disease awareness month and ECU has announced that they will hold a free public carnival to help educate people and bring about awareness on this disease. “Carnival For A Cause” will take place Saturday, September 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the ECU Health Sciences Student Center located at 115 Heart Drive.

Sheriff Offers Cash Reward For Information Leading To The Arrest Of Absconders

The Pitt County Sheriff is offering a cash reward to anyone offering information on the following list of people who have absconded from probation or parole. If you have any information about these individuals, please call 252-758-7777 or leave information via the P3Tips mobile app.

Damian Degiosio, Jr, William Boyd, Hillarion Gonzalez, Ervin Cogdell, Scott Maples, Chenille Pender, Alexander Csank, and Ranee Laface.

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Yolanda Cherry In Jail For Attempted First Degree Murder After Stabbing Man In The Back Of The Head

Yolanda Cherry, age 37, is in the Greenville NC jail on a $1,000,000 bond and is charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Greenville crime news

Thermo Fisher Scientific Donates Lab Equipment To 8th Grade Middle School Classes To Bolster Science Skills

Thermo Fisher Scientific has donated 1,200 bags of science equipment including aprons, goggles, gloves, and notebooks so that 8th grade students can have more access to lab experiments in classrooms. In addition, this corporation also donated $5,000 in mini-grants that teachers can apply to fund science experiments.

Sheriff’s Investigators Search For Donald Bell Who They Say Is Missing And Has Dementia Or Other Cognitive Impairment

Update: Found safe, Silver Alert cancelled

Authorities are searching for 49 year old Donald Bell who they believe has Dementia or other cognitive impairment. His last known whereabouts was 2205 Pactolus Highway.

Authotities say he is 5’9 and weighs about 180 lbs, has short black hair, brown eyes, and was wearing a red T-shirt at the time of his disappearance.

Anyone with information on Donald Bell is asked to call Investigator Eubanlo at 252-830-4141.

ECU Officials Release University Census Numbers

ECU officials have released numbers on those attending the university this year and report that they have their third largest freshman class in university history at 4,366 students and 1,280 new master’s students. Overall, there are 28,651 students at ECU this year.

University officials say new recruitment efforts are working.

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Missing Person: Greenville Police Looking For Evelyn Wooten Who Disappeared Months Ago

Greenville police are asking for the public’s help in locating Evelyn Wooten who’s family say disappeared several months ago.

Mrs. Wooten was last seen in the Kearney Park area. If you have any information on this missing person, please call Detective Osorio-Garay at 252-329-4300.

Missing Person: Local Sheriffs Office Looking For Kenneth Schuettinger “Andy” Who Disappeared On July 14, 2019

Pitt County detectives are looking for 52 year old Kenneth “Andy” Schuettinger who went missing on July 14, 2019. Andy was last seen on Woodsend Lane in Greenville.

He is described as a white male with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is approximately 5’7 and 190 lbs. Deputies say that Mr. Schuettinger is a U.S. Veteran with vision problems. If you know the whereabouts of this missing person please call deputies at 252-758-7777 or 252-830-4141.

Dr. Greg Murphy Wins 3rd Congressional District Special Election And Will Now Represent Eastern NC In Congress

(September 2019) Dr. Greg Murphy has won the 3rd Congressional District special election and will now represent Eastern NC in Congress.

Dr. Murphy is a well known urologist and now former Republican state representative that lives with his wife in Greenville NC.

Dr. Murphy will take the seat vacated by Walter Jones upon his death.

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Man And Woman In Jail On Multiple Sex Crimes

(September 2019) Crystal Watson, 36, and Lamar Dicks were booked in to the Pitt County jail on multiple sex crimes against children. Police say Crystal Watson is charged with sexual servitude with a child, aid and abet and sexual child abuse. Arrest warrants indicate that she is also charged with sex trafficking a child under 15 years of age. Lamar Dicks is accused of committing sex acts against a child and was in jail as recently as May 2019 for indecent liberties with a minor and statutory rape.

Crystal Watson is being held in the local detention center under a $600,000 bond. No information was given on the bond amount for Lamar Dicks. Authorities say the alleged crimes happened between April 2019 and August 2019.

Filed: Pitt County crime

Greenville Road Race For Substance Abuse Awareness

In partnership with ECU’s Collegiate Recovery community, the Pitt County Coalition on Substance Abuse is sponsoring a 5k road race to bring awareness to the epidemic problem of substance abuse and drug abuse in Greenville and ECU. Additionally, the 5k road race has a secondary goal of being a celebration for those that continue to maintain sobriety and recovery. Registration begins at 8 am at the Greenville Town Common and the race officially begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, September 14. The cost per runner is $30.

Filed: Pitt County news

Voters Head To The Polls On Tuesday, September 10, 2019 To Elect New 3rd Congressional District Representative

Greenville and Pitt County voters will head to the polls on September 10, 2019 to elect a new Representative to Congress in the wake of Congressman Walter Jones. This special election was called by the Governor of NC to fill the vacant seat.

There are four candidates running for office and include Republican Greg Murphy, Democrat Allen Thomas, Libertarian Tim Harris, and Constitution Party Candidate Greg Holt. Congressman Walter Jones held the 3rd Congressional District seat for over two decades.

Filed: Greenville News in NC

Justin Wilkes Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Unconscious Family Member

A Greenville man is behind bars after police say that he allegedly assaulted a unconscious female relative with his closed fist and feet. Justin Wilkes is in the local detention center on a $100,000 bond and is scheduled to make his first appearance in court tomorrow.

Filed: Greenville crime in NC

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Jesse Atkinson Charged With Attempted Murder, Assault With A Deadly Weapon With Intent To Kill

Police have arrested Jesse Atkinson of Greenville NC on several charges including attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

Mr. Atkinson is being held in the local detention center on a $755,000 bond. Police say that he attempted to shoot a man seven times on September 5, 2019.

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County Emergency Shelters Open Ahead Of Hurricane Dorian

As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Pitt County is officially under a state of emergency and local officials have announced the opening of emergency shelters for residents.

Emergency Management announced that as of 6 p.m. all area middle schools will function as emergency shelters ahead of Dorian. Additionally, area Red Cross officials will be on hand to assist residents with many needs.

Filed: Pitt County news in Greenville NC

ECU Cancels Classes Ahead Of Hurricane Dorian

ECU officials have announced that classes will be cancelled pending bad weather from Hurricane Dorian. Classes will be cancelled on Wednesday at 12 p.m. running to the following Sunday. Classes will resume on September 8, 2019.

Greenville Firefighter Hurt Battling Fire At Local Townhome

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, Greenville Fire-Rescue responded to a townhome complex called Sterling Pointe were three units were being affected by a fire. While battling the blaze, a local fireman received minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

Officials with the local fire department have not released the name of the injured fireman. Local Red Cross officials are on scene to help with displaced residents and local fire department personnel are still on scene to put out any flare ups from hot spots.

Filed: Breaking news

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