Two men are accused of tying up a Greenville man, threatening to kill him and putting him in a closet while they robbed his home.
It happened Monday, about 6:30 a.m. at a home on Ripley Drive. When police arrived on the scene, they confirmed the armed suspects were still inside the home with the 44-year-old victim.
Officers say they entered the home to find a suspect carrying a laptop computer, and they took him into custody. They say the other suspect ran and was found hiding under a chair and a table.
The victim was checked out by EMS and determined to be okay.
He told police he was about to enter his home after checking the mail when the two suspects walked up behind him, one of them with a handgun, and forced him into the house.
Both suspects are charged with Armed Robbery, First Degree Kidnapping, First Degree Burglary and Felony Larceny. Both suspects were placed into the Pitt County Detention Center under a $350,000.00 secured bond.
Arrested were 21-year-old Sintonio Speight of Brook Creek Lane in Greenville and 21-year-old Jason Carmon of Aztec Lane in Greenville.