Greenville, N.C. – (WNCT) The Pitt County Sherriff’s Department has announced the arrest of several suspects connected to a rash of crimes across Pitt county. The incidents occurred on November 18 and 19 in Farmville, Greenville, and Fountain.
Joquisha Renee Andrews was charged with Att. Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. Her bond was set at $100,000.00 secure
James Leroy Everette III was charged with Att. Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, 2 counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and three counts of Conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. His bond is set at $1,000,000.00
Bobby Worthington, Jr. was charged with Att. Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, 2 counts of Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and three counts of Conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. His bond is set at $1,000,000.00
According to a press release from the department, on November 18th, two black males wearing masks attempted to rob Joyner’s Store at the intersection of Stantonsburg road and Hwy 258 at approximately 9:15 pm. The suspects were operating a dark colored Jeep Grand Cherokee. The subjects were unable to enter the store to complete the robbery. Later that same evening, a two similarly dressed subjects entered and robbed the Speedway on NC 43 North. The suspects were armed and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. This case involved Everette, Andrews, and Worthington.
The next night (November 19th), two black males entered the Fountain Community Store and robbed it at gun point. The two subjects were similarly in appearance to the subjects that robbed the Speedway.
On Monday, November 21, additional surveillance video was collected. A review of surveillance footage was able to determine that the vehicle was similar to that seen at Joyner’s Store. With that information, a BOLO was put out for the vehicle to local law enforcement agencies on November 21, 2016. In the early morning hours of November 22nd, 2016 a vehicle fitting the description of the robbery suspects was observed by the Greenville Police Department. The suspect fled from the officers and was eventually caught near Bethel, NC.
Dectives from the Sheriff’s Office responded and continued to investigate the cases and people located in the vehicle. The subjects located with the car were James Everette and Joquisha Andrews. A third subject was identified as Bobby Worthington Jr. Charges were obtained against all three subjects. The USMS Fugitive Task Force arrested Bobby Worthington in Edgecombe County.
These subjects are still under investigation and more charges may be forthcoming for crimes committed outside Pitt County.