Crime and Rescue

July 27, 2017

A 25-year-old man is facing multiple charges, including second-degree kidnapping, after he allegedly assaulted a woman.

The incident occurred in the 500 block of Verdant Drive about 9:20 a.m. on July 21.

Octavious Jamal Harris, 25, allegedly strangled a 24-year-old woman, hit her and would not…

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July 27, 2017

A man was cited with misdemeanor animal cruelty Sunday after he left his dog in his car while he went inside a restaurant.

The incident happened at the Golden Corral at 504 S.W. Greenville Blvd., according to a Greenville Police Department case report.

Officers were called to the restaurant just…

July 27, 2017

Police charged a 67-year-old man with secretly peeping into a room occupied by a person after a woman's home surveillance camera caught him peeping into her window.

The video appeared to show him masturbating, according to Greenville police. The same man was charged with doing the same thing at the…

072717 Linwood Masfield Harton

July 26, 2017

A Washington woman and Greenville man each are facing a felony charge in connection to a Saturday theft of jewelry and undergarments at Belk.

Madison Lyn Boahn, 18, of 105 Alderson Road, Washington, and Gabriel Fermin Valles-Torres, 19, of 502 E. Fifth St., Greenville, are charged with felony…

July 26, 2017

The last of five men who were indicted this month on charges in connection to a shooting at the Night Train Lounge in June was taken into custody on Monday.

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office charged William Carney with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to…

072617 William Carney

July 26, 2017

A Greenville man and his passenger were injured after he made an “aggressive” left turn and lost control of the vehicle, according to a weekly review of crashes investigated in Pitt County by the State Highway Patrol.

The wreck occurred about 10:20 p.m. on Saturday on County Home Road…

July 25, 2017

The Simpson Police Department is trying to locate a man who has been missing since July 17.

Police are looking for Christopher R. Elks, 47, who was living with his mother, Carolyn Elks, in Simpson, when he went missing.

When she returned home on July 17, he was gone, and she has not heard from him…

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July 25, 2017

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office charged a 21-year-old man with five counts of attempted obtaining property by false pretense and six counts of identity theft, larceny and obtaining property by false pretense after he allegedly stole a wallet containing $35 in cash and credit cards.


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July 24, 2017

A Greenville man has been arrested on a charge that he solicited an acquaintance to kill his wife, the Greenville Police Department reported.

Officers arrested James Edward Smith, 35, 1601 Brownlea Drive, Sunday night, about 12 hours after the acquaintance called police about the plot, the…


July 24, 2017

Greenville Police Department arrested a man Saturday on charges he fired shots into a vehicle driven by his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend, according to a news release issued Monday. 

J’Brian Moore, 19, of 413 W. Third St. was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to…

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