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Second Arrest Made In Staged Store Robbery

There's been a second arrest in what deputies say was a staged armed robbery in Pitt County.

Timothy Knepper turned himself into the magistrate's office on charges of embezzlement and felony conspiracy.

Deputies say the 29-year-old Knepper, and his ex-girlfriend, staged the armed robbery at the Trade Wilco at Dickenson Avenue and Greenville Boulevard Extension last month.

Last week Tamika Joyner, a clerk at the store, was charged with embezzlement, felony conspiracy and false report to law enforcement officer.

Knepper's out on a $6,000 bond.


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A store clerk is under arrest after deputies say she and her ex-boyfriend staged an armed robbery last month.

Tamika Joyner is charged with embezzlement, felony conspiracy and false report to law enforcement officer.

Pitt County deputies says Joyner, and Timothy Knepper, staged the September 2nd robbery at the Trade Wilco on Dickenson Avenue and Greenville Boulevard Extension.

Authorities are still searching for Knepper, who is wanted for embezzlement and felony conspiracy.

The 25-year-old Joyner's bond has been set at $50,000.


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