UPDATE: Driver In Pawn Shop Shooting Arrested

Another suspect is in custody following the shoot out inside a local pawn shop Thursday night.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says 20 year-old Augustus Reynolds of Greenville was arrested late Friday.

Authorities say he was the driver of the car involved in the robbery at Jolly's Pawn Shop.

Two others, 18 year-old James Jones of Winterville and 20 year-old Willie Beale of Greenville are also in custody.

Authorities are still looking for 21 year-old Devontra Tyson.

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There's new information on Thursday night's robbery and shooting at a Pitt County pawn shop.

Deputies have charged two men with the attempted robbery at Jolly's Pawn and are looking for a third. James Jones, 18 of Winterville, and Willie Beale, 20, of Greenville are both in custody. Deputies are still looking for Devontra Tyson, 21 of Greenville.

Authorities say the trio came into the pawn shop at 6:00 p.m. and attempted to rob the business. One of the men fired shots in the store and the owner returned fire. Chief James Tripp says as the gunmen were running away one of their guns went off, striking Jones in the upper body.

Jones was treated at Pitt County Memorial Hospital and now both he and Tyson are in jail under $25,000 secured bonds.


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The Pitt County Sheriffs Office shut down an intersection in Greenville Thursday, as a SWAT team and K-9 units converged at the scene.

It happened at the intersection of North Greene & Church Streets where there were reports of a shooting. Police, with guns drawn, surrounded a warehouse at that intersection. It has since been reopened.

Deputies say three armed suspects went into the Jolly Pawn Shop on Greene Street and fired shots demanding money. Three employees were inside at the time, one of them fired back shooting one of the suspects in the upper chest.

None of the employees were hit by the bullets.

Police say two suspects are in custody, and they are searching for a third. One of those suspects is in the hospital with a gunshot wound. The other is being interviewed.

Authorities they're looking for a 4th suspect who took off in a small grey car.

Right now police have suspended the manhunt for the time being.

Stay with WITN News and witn.com for more on this developing story.


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  • by db on Sep 12, 2009 at 10:36 AM
    I know this story is old but neither one of these guys are in jail nor have they been in jail since the shooting you have your facts wrong. First you said tyson was loose then you said they caught him but they havn't
  • by db on Sep 7, 2009 at 08:06 AM
    I went to school at ayden grifton with devontra tyson this sounds exactly like him always causing trouble. He was always starting trouble with someone I just didn't think he was this stupid I guess I was wrong.
  • by Dave Location: Morehead on Aug 27, 2009 at 07:23 AM
    What a bunch of idiots. Why such a low bond? They obviously want to rob someone.
  • by Call It Like I See It on Aug 25, 2009 at 07:26 PM
    Does anyone else find it extremely disturbing that James Jones was arrested last week after kicking in the door of a local business with several armed accomplisses, started shooting at the owner and patrons, getting shot by one of his homies in the process and is now back walking the halls of South Central High School for his senior year. If I was a South Central parent I would be scared to death to have my child even near this criminal. What happens when things in his case don't go his way. Will he show up at the school shooting up the place? Oh yeah, I wouldn't be surprised to see him running the ball since he plays football or wrestling for the Falcons this winter at the rate this is going. All I have to say is "Gooooo Falcons"!
  • by Call It Like I See It on Aug 25, 2009 at 07:12 PM
    To Well - First of all I am not a Rush fan so don't act like you know me. You can slam the GOP all you want but eventually Obama and the Democratic Congress will have to accept responsiblity for their actions. You know what the biggest joke going is the fact that your Democratic savior, Mr. Obama, and his Democratic controlled Congress can't pass their own health bill. Now that is a hillarious. Obama's presidency will be much like Bill Clinton's. Once the 2010 election is over and the Democrats lose their strangle hold in Congress, Mr. Obama will become just another rubber stamp for the GOP...just like Bill Clinton!
  • by K-Man Location: Kinston on Aug 25, 2009 at 01:12 PM
    These guys are lucky! Most of us Pawn Shop workers have our license to carry are crack shots and usually carry very powerful handguns. It's amazing the person returning fire did not kill them. Here is your second chance don't blow it or you may not be as lucky as to just get jail time.
  • by Sullivan Location: Greenville on Aug 25, 2009 at 09:37 AM
    Looks like James Jones made it out of jail in time for the first day of school at South Central. What a comforting feeling that is.
  • by Well on Aug 24, 2009 at 08:45 PM
    To: The Truth Location: greenville on Aug 24, 2009 at 07:56 AM . You are absolutely right on that last statement. Once stupid, always stupid. Better yet, I think Forrest Gump's quote would best sum it up: Stupid IS as stupid DOES. The following videos pretty much sums up the essence of what the GOP IS and DOES!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ux3DKxxFoM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhAnDsXEPEI
  • by The Truth Location: greenville on Aug 24, 2009 at 04:56 AM
    To Well; Thank you for clearing it all up for everyone see. The voting on the last election is concrete proof that even higher education does not give anyone common sense. Once stupid, always stupid.
  • by Well on Aug 23, 2009 at 07:55 PM
    As for these chumps who attempted to rob this pawn shop, they should all be grateful that they are not taking dirt naps. When one uses violence in the commission of a crime, then any citizen or business owner should do whatever is necessary to protect themselves. They are extremely lucky to be alive and should reflect on this event and abandon their criminal proclivities. To blame this on Obama; however, is purely idiotic. I am sure WITN can pull up all of their past stories and you all will see that the same things were happening when Bush was in office; at the same frequency. All of you are just angry folks that know you can't do anything about Obama for the next 3 years, so all you can do is attach every little silly thing that you can to him in hopes that it will bring him down. Grow up...and get someone smarter than Failin'...I meant Palin.
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