Greenville Police arrested 24-year-old Sean Morris of Greenville about 2:45 p.m Tuesday for the robbery of the ABC Store on Old Tar Road and charged him with robbery with a dangerous weapon
Police say Morris has a criminal history of drug offenses and is known by law enforcement officials in Greenville and Pitt County.
The ABC store on Old Tar Road in Winterville was held up this afternoon by a man with a shotgun.
It happened just before noon.
Police say a man walked into the store, threatened the clerk with the shotgun, took cash and ran off.
No one was hurt.
Authorities say the gunman was last seen running south on Old Tar Road then behind a nearby car wash.
Police set up a net through the Treetops community and along the road, but efforts to track the gunman with a police dog didn't pan out.
Police said the suspect is white and was wearing black clothes, a black face mask and a red baseball hat.
As of 4:30 p.m., police said they have are detaining a person in connection with the holdup but no charges have yet been filed.