Jury convicts Greenville man in armed robbery of his cousin

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A jury convicted 29-year-old Roshawn Thompson of Greenville for robbery with a dangerous weapon Friday.

Thompson, who has a prior criminal record, was sentenced to between 65 and 90 months in prison.

Prosecutors and police said Thompson set up his cousin, 19-year-old Kendell Rascoe of Windsor. They said after picking Rascoe up, Thompson then met a friend, which led to the robbery.

Police said the two suspects took around $600, a cell phone, and a pair of New Balance tennis shoes from Rascoe.

The incident occurred back in November 2014 on the 3000 block of E. Baywood Lane in Greenville.

The Pitt County District Attorney’s office is happy a dangerous felon will remain off the streets.

“He had felony breaking and entering, as well as felony free and elude law enforcement,” said Assistant DA Jeffrey Cannon. “Both of those cases were about 10 years ago, so it made him a level 2 for sentencing purposes.”

It took less than 30 minutes for the jury to come back with a guilty verdict in the trail. The second suspect linked to the armed robbery hasn’t had a trial yet.

 

 

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