Multi-County Crime Ring Bust

Three people are behind bars, charged in business and car break-ins. The Pitt County Sheriff's Department says deputies, along with Greenville Police, confiscated twenty two stolen rifles and handguns and a variety of other items after serving search warrants at several locations in and around the city. The three are also charged with seven car break-ins. Lawmen say eighteen year old William Culver, twenty seven year old John Madris, and twenty year old Carlos Smith, stole weapons from twelve businesses in Greenville and Pitt County, and other items from the Red Oak and Belvoir Fire Departments.