NEW INFO: Chicod Citgo Food Mart Site Of Stabbing

There's new information about a stabbing Friday at a Pitt County convenience store.

Deputies say Christopher Martinez has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.

Authorities say Daren Riggs of Fountain was stabbed outside of the Chicod Citgo Food Mart on Highway 43. A news release says the 43-year-old victim approached the suspect's vehicle and made threats. Deputies say Martinez got out of the vehicle and stabbed Riggs. Riggs is still at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, recovering from surgery.

Martinez, who is 23-years-old, had his bond set at $50,000.


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The Pitt County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stabbing that happened at the Chicod Citgo Food Mart on Friday.

The gas station and food mart is located on NC Highway 43 near the Chicod Elementary School.

Chief James Tripp says it happened sometime between 9 and 11pm. When WITN called Tripp at his home Sunday night he did not have the report in front of him.

Tripp says two males who have had an aggressive history in the past got into an argument. One of the males had gotten out of the car and the argument continued according to Tripp.

The victim was stabbed while sitting in the car as the suspect came back towards the vehicle during the argument.

Tripp says more information will be released on Monday including the names of those involved and charges that have been filed.

This is not the first time this gas station and food mart has been the scene of a crime.

Back in September, Tyrone Floyd and Dustyon Hann, both of Greenville, were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Pitt County deputies said the two robbed the Chicod Citgo Food Mart.

At the time Floyd's bond was set at $250,000, while Hann was jailed on a $150,000 bond.

Both men have court dates set for January 2010.


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  • by guess Location: g-vegas on Dec 18, 2009 at 06:34 PM
    hello bella aka ronda markland get the facts straight before you speak you know chris is in the wrong and sheila is too. dont blame everyone else for there srew ups thanks and holla back
  • by Batman Location: Greenville on Dec 16, 2009 at 06:20 PM
    Number 1 Bella.... LEARN TO SPELL... T-R-O-U-B-L-E (there is no "A" ) and apparently you dont know the facts if you werent there. Number 2 stabbing someone 9 times isnt justifiable when you all you have is your fist... Jumped or not 9 times is a bit much dont you think? And if he was "jumped" then why would you get up and go back to the car he was sitting in to stap him? (the news report says)? They were both in the wrong. Riggs had no business opening his mouth and Marine had no business stabbing him 9 times. And whatever those boys do in their spare time is their own business. You dont pay for their bills or their habits... SO lets leave it to the Jury... Your not the Jury... You have an opinion as does everyone else however YOUR opinion doesnt make the law! So the Judge and the Jury will be the ultimate decision makers...
  • by Spanky jr Location: Fountain on Dec 15, 2009 at 04:55 PM
    Y bring a knife to a fist fight? People need to play fair.
  • by concerned on Dec 14, 2009 at 12:05 PM
    if people would stop throwing stones; and the facts will come out in court. blaming people that were not there isn't helping either side. the courts will find the truth and justice can and will be served.
  • by anonymous Location: greenville on Dec 14, 2009 at 08:53 AM
    Dear,Dear Bella you have waaaay to much time on your hands and not enough knowelege. Suck it up Chris my be a Marine and God bless that part of him...but he is also a disturbed young man... There was no set up..
  • by bella Location: nc on Dec 14, 2009 at 04:45 AM
    The other guys want be half the man chris is not even compare to chris. He is in the marines fighting for our freedom and all you can do is judge. He is trying to make something of himself and all the other guys can do is stalk other people. Jumped on chris not once but twice. They stalked a elderly lady for years until the court done something about it.They get drunk all the time and party and living it up.I am glad god is the judge and not you all. I wouldn't talk about praying when you have skeltons in your closest.
  • by bella Location: nc on Dec 14, 2009 at 03:57 AM
    It was a setup because the person called him over there knowing he had a restraining order against him. They knew not be anywhere around. you need to mind your own business yourself look at the one guy assault of on a female and false imprisonment. Yes chris is a marine trained and the boy found out not to jump him. The truth will come out. It will be the boys turn to go to jail. These people have been nothing but trouable. Think they are bad and can jump on people without people defending themselves. If chris is messed up then the whole bunch including you are messed up too. they separated so it was up to the step sister and chris and the other one was jealous. He was out for revenge. He was set up because they all knew he was going to be at the store. People need to not straddle the fence you either leave one or the other guy alone. Don't call him to come fix a car when he has a restaining order against him know that is strange. Lets don't forget the other boy rammed chris car too.
  • by Anonymous Location: greenville on Dec 12, 2009 at 05:45 PM
    it could not have been a setup because no one new the other was going to be at the store. but that's no reason to stab some in the back nine times.if bella would put her faith in the lord, instead of their nose in every ones busnes. we would all fair better!
  • by bella Location: nc on Dec 12, 2009 at 03:33 PM
    I know it is one of you that knows the other people if your mom would throw you all out and let you handle your problems then you would not always getting in trouable and bringing the trouable around there. You go back and forth. Them guys have always been trouable and why do you think people take out warrants . They wouldn't have been at the store if somebody hadn't set up chris. It was a set up. so you need to blame somebody look in the mirror. If people wouldn't stir yup trouable then none of this wouldn't of happen. They need to throw them in jail.
  • by Anonymous Location: greenville on Dec 12, 2009 at 12:42 AM
    i am sorry , in early comments i said criss aunt nina had got a warrant on criss. that was wrong it was his aunt Anna. we all make mistake ,but god forgives all. may be everyone needs to pray instead of making comments!
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