Five People Arrested In Home Invasion, Victim Shot In Leg

Five people from Martin and Edgecombe counties are facing charges after a home invasion in Pitt County that left a man shot in the leg.

Four of the five suspects are from Oak City in Martin County. One is from Tarboro in Edgecombe County.

Lawmen say it happened Tuesday night, at a home on Nathaniel Drive behind the old Kash and Karry near the Pitt County fairgrounds.

Lawmen say one victim was shot in the lower leg and taken to the hospital for treatment, the second victim was robbed of two dollars and two cell phones and had a firearm placed behind his or her head, and the third victim was assaulted by having a gun pointed at her head.

Lawmen say the 27-year-old man who was shot was Jonathan Tripp of Nathaniel Drive. We're told Tripp will not have to have surgery and should be okay.

Lawmen say Tripp told them he waiting on a friend to come over Tuesday night when he got a phone call. He said he thought it was his friend and when the person told him to open the door, he did. Tripp told lawmen five masked men came through the door and robbed and shot him.

Officials say "the rapid response by the 310 shift and the assistance of the highway patrol the scene was secured quickly and the suspect vehicle was stopped not far from the scene after it was seen by responding deputies leaving the scene and observed throw a rifle from the window of the vehicle."

The five suspects are in the Pitt County Detention Center, each locked up under a $100,000 secured bond and a $10,000 unsecured bond.

Here is the list of the suspects and the charges:

Dyvontae Javon Hudson B/M 16 yoa
AWDWIKISI , RWDW , 2 CTS KIDNAPPING, COMMUNICATING THREATS
325 Commerce Street
Oak City, N.C.

Octavius Marcel Freeman B/M 21 yoa
AWDWIKISI , RWDW , 2 CTS KIDNAPPING, COMMUNICATING THREATS
507 Newton Avenue
Tarboro,N.C.

Travian Eugene Jones B/M 19 yoa
AWDWIKISI , DWDW , 2 CTS KIDNAPPING , COMMUNICATING THREATS
1048 Hwy 111
Oak City,N.C.

Travis Earl Freeman B/M 19 yoa
AWDWIKISI , RWDW , 2 CTS KIDNAPPING , COMMUNICATING THREATS
311 St. Marks Street
Oak City,N.C.

Tahkeem Omar Staton B/M 17 yoa
AWDWIKISI , RWDW , 2 CTS KIDNAPPING , COMMUNICATING THREATS
203 East Commerce Street
Oak City,N.C.


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