Second Suspect Arrested In Kinston Kidnapping, Assault & Robbery

Police say the second of three suspects in last week's robbery, assault and kidnapping of a Kinston man is now behind bars.

Chuck Griffin, Jr. turned himself in to authorities Tuesday evening.

Police are still looking for Timothy Nobles of Kinston.

Donnie Coward told police three men kicked in the door of his Pine Street home in Kinston. The men then assaulted him with a gun, and look him to a location in the county. Deputies found the nude man on Indigo Lane and contacted Kinston police when they learned the kidnapping started in the city limits.

Police say the trio mistakenly believed Coward had stolen money from them.

Griffin is in the Lenoir County jail on a $800,000.00 secured bond. He is scheduled for a first appearance Wednesday morning.


One man is under arrest and two more are sought in the kidnapping and assault of a Kinston man last week.

Donnie Coward told police three men kicked in the door of his Pine Street home in Kinston. The men then assaulted him with a gun, and look him to a location in the county. Deputies found the nude man on Indigo Lane and contacted Kinston police when they learned the kidnapping started in the city limits.

Police say the trio mistakenly believed Coward had stolen money from them.

So far police have charged Andre Romain of Palmdale, California with attempted murder, first degree kidnapping and first degree burglary. He's in jail on a $1,000,000 bond.

Police are still looking for Timothy Nobles and Church Griffin, both of Kinston.

If anyone knows the location of Nobles or Griffin, they are asked to call Kinston Public Safety at 252-939-3160, Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444 or the Kinston Public Safety TIPS LINE at 252-939-4020.


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  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Aug 2, 2009 at 01:44 AM
    White serial killers are rare.
  • by GP on Jul 29, 2009 at 02:40 PM
    Actually to just listening I can go back just a few weeks ago to a serial killer who was white and was killing whites. Can we say white on white crime?
  • by nia on Jul 26, 2009 at 10:20 PM
    con you help find my cousins they were last seen in waltburg NC.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jul 25, 2009 at 02:14 AM
    Anonymous, you are what your parents make you. Unfortunately, single moms in the hood for more often than not, make criminals. It isn't racism, oppression or the fault of someone else. It is a simple fact, statistics prove it beyond a doubt.
  • by to just listening Location: kinston on Jul 22, 2009 at 05:00 PM
    How far back did you have to go to get that example you used. "A couple of years ago"? I can go back to yesterday to give an example of a black person committing some kind of violent crime. Everything is about race isn't it? When are blacks going to step up and let other blacks know that this type of behavior won't be tolerated anymore? Quit blaming everything on white people. You are responsible for you own actions. Blaming whites for the problems in the black community is an excuse and will not get you out of the mess the black community is in!!!
  • by just listening Location: Kinston on Jul 22, 2009 at 03:00 PM
    To bad we all know it's just black on black crime that makes the news and gets the most comments oh no it's not just our fellow white people have nothing to say about there people...How about the three or 4 white boys a couple of years ago that broke in this guys house and beat him to DEATH oh that was ok because they were white trailer park guys huh?Not to mention they killed this young man got a bond way lower than $800,000 or $1,000,000.Oh and they are walking the streets now Criticize that you north Kinston jerks or trailer park one's which ever one you are....And note everyone in east Kinston are not criminals and most don't even want to be there but thanks to both of your Bush's they put some of us in a messed up situation. But not even those guys what about your white mothers killing there babies and then crying post-partum GROW UP AND CRITICIZE YOUR PEOPLE because at the end of the day my parents are much prouder than yours
  • by Holdin you down on Jul 22, 2009 at 02:32 PM
    Anonymous your a moron. Read the post by Mr T at 3:27. Your probably another one that is too dumb to contribute to society.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2009 at 01:36 PM
    To "MWL" what in the world are you talking about. Those guys living in a single parent home has nothing to do with what and how they are behaving. You never know they could growed up with both parents in there home and these guys just decided that when they were big and bad enough to do what they want then this is the route that they choose. Grow up and realize that these guys are grown and able to make their own decisions and what they decided to do was wrong. Even if they did grow up in a home as you think they don't have to be a reflection of their parents life! What a stupid thing to say!
  • by G-Man Location: ayden on Jul 22, 2009 at 01:28 PM
    It's funny none of these comments draws any oppostion (as of yet) but the truth is the very people who will oppose these comments are probably out committing similar crimes as we speak....I guarantee they are not working or doing a THING to contribute to society!!! Just wait fellows...checks are in the mail!!!
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jul 22, 2009 at 12:27 PM
    Single mother, I think MWL was just being sarcastic, as that is the excuse a lot of Thugs try to use. their crime is never their fault. Always the man's fault.
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