Four teenagers charged in an armed robbery and shooting in Greenville made their first appearance on the charges against them Wednesday.
A judge set the bond for all four suspects, 18-year-old Monques Alston, 19-year-old Evelyn Davis, 18-year-old Brianna Lyon and 18-year-old Isaiah Whitaker, at $750,000. When they were arrested Tuesday, they were booked under no bond.
The suspects are charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and Kidnapping.
Their next court date is scheduled for May 10.
At large still is 19-year-old Quatavious Hunter. Greenville police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.
Police say the five teens from the Rocky Mount area set up 22-year-old Demarcus Black to be robbed and then also shot him.
Four teens are currently in custody, and there is a warrant for the arrest of a fifth suspect. Greenville police say 18-year-old Monques Alston, 19-year-old Evelyn Davis, 18-year-old Brianna Lyon, 18-year-old Isaiah Whitaker, and 19-year-old Quatavious Hunter are responsible for the robbery and shooting of Demarcus Black in Greenville on April 15. According to jail records, Alston, Davis, Lyon and Whitaker are in the Pitt County Detention Center. There is a warrant for Hunter's arrest. Police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.
All the suspects are from the Rocky Mount and Nash County area.
Rocky Mount police arrested the four suspects who are in custody. Police say detectives obtained warrants based on a statements made by the victim, intelligence gathered from Rocky Mount police, and surveillance footage from security cameras. A Crime Stoppers tip also helped police with the investigation.
In a press release by Greenville Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Joe Friday, "The Rocky Mount Police Department was instrumental in providing assistance to help solve this case and locate the individuals responsible for this crime."
Greenville police said 22-year-old Demarcus Black left a night club with two women he met in downtown Greenville, thinking they were going to their apartment. However, police say they stopped the car at the corner of Monroe Street and Greensprings Drive.
Black says he was then approached by four suspects, two of them were armed with handguns. He says the females told him to get out the vehicle. He tried to run on foot, but he was shot in the leg and collapsed to the ground. His wallet and cell phone were stolen.
According to police the victim, 22-year-old Demarcus Black, says he met two girls at a club downtown. Black says they decided to hang out together after the club closed, so they picked him up and he rode around with them.
Black says the women told him they were going to go to an apartment off of 10th Street. He says the two girls pulled the vehicle over and stopped at the corner of Monroe Street and Greensprings Drive.
Black says he was then approached by four suspects, two of them were armed with handguns. He says the females told him to get out the vehicle. He tried to run on foot, but he was shot in the leg and collapsed to the ground.
Black was robbed of his wallet and cell phone. Everyone fled the area and Black was left on the ground. He was discovered by a passerby 20 minutes later.
Black could not give a good description of the four suspects to police.
The investigation is ongoing.