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UPDATE: Suspect Surrenders After Alleged Kidnapping

A suspect has turned himself into police, accused in a kidnapping where the would-be victim shot one of the other suspects.

Nash County lawmen say Justin Shaw surrendered to Rocky Mount Police Wednesday. Deputies say he was one of the men who tied up Spencer Cockrell at his Nash County home Monday and demanded money.

The other suspected kidnapper, Jesus Pryor, was shot by Cockrell after he was able to free himself. Pryor was still listed in stable condition at Pitt County Memorial Hospital Wednesday night, according to lawmen. Aarion Dickens is also charged in the crime and facing new charges today of armed robbery.



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One man is in the hospital after deputies say he helped tie up a man and his wife during a robbery at their Nash County home. Deputies say the homeowner shot the suspected kidnapper twice.

Deputies say Jesus Pryor and Justin Shaw waited for Spencer Cockrell to come home Monday. At gunpoint they demanded money, and while waiting for Cockrell's wife to come home, they tied up the husband.

Deputies say when the wife came home they held her and gunpoint and also demanded money. Investigators say Shaw stole one of their vehicles while Pryor tried to disable the couple's phone lines.

As this was happening, Cockrell was able to get free, find a gun and went outside. Deputies say Cockrell shot at Pryor, hitting him in the arm and buttocks.

According to deputies, Pryor ran and was later caught. He's in Pitt County Memorial Hospital in stable condition and deputies say he'll be charged upon release.

Deputies also arrested Aarion Dickens, who they say drove the two men to the couple's home. He's facing two counts of second degree kidnapping and first degree burglary.

They're still searching for Shaw on similar charges. The sheriff's office is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to Shaw's arrest.


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