Five People Arrested In Home Invasion, Victim Shot In Leg

Five people from Martin and Edgecombe counties are facing charges after a home invasion in Pitt County that left a man shot in the leg.

Four of the five suspects are from Oak City in Martin County. One is from Tarboro in Edgecombe County.

Lawmen say it happened Tuesday night, at a home on Nathaniel Drive behind the old Kash and Karry near the Pitt County fairgrounds.

Lawmen say one victim was shot in the lower leg and taken to the hospital for treatment, the second victim was robbed of two dollars and two cell phones and had a firearm placed behind his or her head, and the third victim was assaulted by having a gun pointed at her head.

Lawmen say the 27-year-old man who was shot was Jonathan Tripp of Nathaniel Drive. We're told Tripp will not have to have surgery and should be okay.

Lawmen say Tripp told them he waiting on a friend to come over Tuesday night when he got a phone call. He said he thought it was his friend and when the person told him to open the door, he did. Tripp told lawmen five masked men came through the door and robbed and shot him.

Officials say "the rapid response by the 310 shift and the assistance of the highway patrol the scene was secured quickly and the suspect vehicle was stopped not far from the scene after it was seen by responding deputies leaving the scene and observed throw a rifle from the window of the vehicle."

The five suspects are in the Pitt County Detention Center, each locked up under a $100,000 secured bond and a $10,000 unsecured bond.

Here is the list of the suspects and the charges:

Dyvontae Javon Hudson B/M 16 yoa
AWDWIKISI , RWDW , 2 CTS KIDNAPPING, COMMUNICATING THREATS
325 Commerce Street
Oak City, N.C.

Octavius Marcel Freeman B/M 21 yoa
AWDWIKISI , RWDW , 2 CTS KIDNAPPING, COMMUNICATING THREATS
507 Newton Avenue
Tarboro,N.C.

Travian Eugene Jones B/M 19 yoa
AWDWIKISI , DWDW , 2 CTS KIDNAPPING , COMMUNICATING THREATS
1048 Hwy 111
Oak City,N.C.

Travis Earl Freeman B/M 19 yoa
AWDWIKISI , RWDW , 2 CTS KIDNAPPING , COMMUNICATING THREATS
311 St. Marks Street
Oak City,N.C.

Tahkeem Omar Staton B/M 17 yoa
AWDWIKISI , RWDW , 2 CTS KIDNAPPING , COMMUNICATING THREATS
203 East Commerce Street
Oak City,N.C.


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  • by it aunt tasha boys Location: rocky mount on Apr 4, 2010 at 06:01 AM
    FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANKS 4 THE HEART FELT COMMENTS(didnt need to read the others). I KNOW THE JONES BOY'S.Its not to often that i can say that theses men are good men. they are young and was in the wrong place, all we need to do is stay coomitted to the truth for a victorious outcome. I love my nephews an realize that God is able. They need to be working on there careers not in prisoned, as they were.For the others young men i dont know them but i pray for you also.Please pray for the family , they have a wonderful dad an stepmother thats in their life so they are not thrown away. please dont let society take more than it has . how many times will they throw them in jail falsly. we can change things through PRAY!!!!
  • by Reality Location: NC on Jan 26, 2010 at 12:23 PM
    I actually did not have to look at the pictures to know who they were. The point wasn't that the pictures are available. The point was that it is not the main factor. If these boys are innocent I wish them well. I hope that it changed some of their lives in a positive way.
  • by dontworry Location: tarboro on Jan 25, 2010 at 11:42 AM
    for everyone who have something to say and think they now everything like they was there need to keep all there negative dumb comments to there self and shut there lip....FOR ALL THE ONES WHO DON'T KNOW THEY OUT...what yall have to say about that and i hope somebody run up in your spot next and see what u have to say then!!!! wrong place at the wrong time no evidence ...first thing on oct. and travion records...and they aint going back.....so deal with it the END
  • by to Reality on Jan 24, 2010 at 12:36 PM
    I know your dumb a clicked on the photos and saw those pictures. Who are you trying to fool? Please child grow up.
  • by Facts Location: Martin County on Jan 17, 2010 at 12:49 AM
    My opion is (since everbody seems to have one)wait and see what the evidence say before going and judging these young guys. If they did it then they will get there punishment if they didn't then they was just at the wrong place at the wrong time. And to RESIDENT the victom did not identify these guys so noone knows what the faces look like. And also to the person that said these guys had something to do with the shooting in Oak City, that too is also false. The suspected of that incident is already in jail. And two of the guys I know for a FACT where not in town during that incident. They did not caught at the house standing over the man with the gun in there hand. So let the evidence speak and everybody else can shut up. If they did it justice will be served. If they didn't( and yes I do beleive they didn't) then then I am grateful that they are inicent. This will give them a learning experience either way.
  • by babyboy Location: nash county on Jan 16, 2010 at 12:34 AM
    yes,i agree more blacks males or posted on the media than any other race are they the only ones doing crimes no it shouldn't matter what color that you are what affects one affects everybody regardless of the race bottom line is crime is crime and you must pay the piper if you committed the crime there are ways of finding out if a shot were fired by anyone of these guys by the gun powder residue left on their hand
  • by Resident Location: MC on Jan 13, 2010 at 06:27 PM
    Reality, I'm with you. I abhor the unmitigated gall of "concern mama", (which most would say concerned mama), to automatically assume everyone feels all black males are guilty. It is racism in its worst form. Those with any grain of intelligence weigh the facts of the situation and then form an opinion. Apparently many of the people within this forum know one or more of the people involved and their propensity for irreverent behavior. Concern Mama is simply playing the race card as a ruse to deflect the true situation. As said before, she refuses to be confused with the truth or facts. Fantasy and self opinion are all that is necessary in her world where all who do not agree are racists.
  • by Reality Location: NC on Jan 12, 2010 at 07:13 AM
    I don't see any pictures of black males. I see a picture of a police car. What color the victim or the criminals were is of little concern to anyone. Why must you try make this something it isn't. If these boys were not there to rob him I would be surprised. If I am wrong then what were they doing there? Perhaps they were there trying to buy something they shouldn't have. I would love to know why you seem to think that these young men didn't do this. Were you there? Why tell me not to judge and then judge me?
  • by to concern mama on Jan 8, 2010 at 02:40 PM
    Just like these people talk and put your trust in the lord. All these people see is black males. They don't know what really happen, but just as soon as a black male face appear on this site they are guilty in their eyes.
  • by Resident Location: MC on Jan 5, 2010 at 12:53 PM
    Correction and Reality: You are both exactly right in your respective posts. It is too bad some people just do not want to be confused by the facts! Self perception and self made realities are a far more appealing and comfortable place in which to live. I guess that "concern mama" views Oak City as the Lake Wobegone of NC. You know, where all the men are strong, all the women are good looking and all the children are above average.
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