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NEW INFO: Man Shot, Dog Killed In Martin County Robbery

A man who got out of prison less than six months ago is back behind bars, accused of shooting another man and killing that man's dog during a robbery early Monday morning.

Martin County deputies have charged Roylin Beale of Greenville with first degree burglary, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, and felony cruelty to animals.

Deputies say they got a call around 1:40 a.m. to Cherry Cemetery Lane in Bear Grass. They found John Cherry with a gunshot to the leg and two other victims in the home, who were not injured. Cash and prescription pills were taken and Cherry's dog was shot in the head and killed by one of the gunman.

Beale was arrested around 4:00 a.m. near Bear Grass Road and Ralph Taylor Road. Two other suspects are still on the run, while Beale is in jail on $1,000,000 bond.

Department of Correction records show Beale was paroled in June after serving 4 years and 3 months in prison on an armed robbery charge from Pitt County. He was also convicted in 2003 for 2nd degree burglary from Beaufort County and served 10 months in prison.


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