Deputies in Pitt County arrested three suspects on Wednesday for an armed robbery at a pet grooming business.
The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office says they arrested Jamas Williams, 18, Aleph McDonald, 22, Donatrius Barrett, 22, in connection with Tuesday’s incident.
Eighteen-year-old Williams faces multiple charges including Attempted First Degree murder and Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon. He is being held in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $2-million bond.
Deputies say McDonald and Barrett were waiting in the suspect’s car during the robbery. They both face Attmepted First Degree Murder, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and Second Degree Kidnapping charges.
Charges against 20-year-old Tyshon Carter have been dropped. Deputies say his role in the incident is still under investigation.
Deputies say the charges stem from an armed robbery outside The Village Groomer.
Investigators say 49-year-old Ben Stocks, a Village Groomer employee, Williams hit him in the head during the robbery. Stocks received serious injuries to his face and head during the robbery. Deputies say Stocks was transported to Vidant Medical Center with critical injuries. Hospital officials told WNCT on Wednesday Stocks was in fair condition.
The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.
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The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an afternoon armed robbery in Greenville.
Officials say an employee of Village Groomers on East Tenth Street was robbed outside the store around noon on Tuesday. The employee was hit in the head during the robbery.
Another employee witnessed the crime and followed the suspect while calling 911.
The suspect abandoned his car near River Bluff Road.
No one is in custody at this time.