Greenville Man Tied Up, Threatened And Locked Up By Armed Robbers

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.


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  • by Birth Mother of Sintonio Speight on Dec 18, 2008 at 09:56 AM
    I am the birth mother of Sintonio Speight and I would like to once again apolagize to the victim for the crime that my son and nephew has committed against you. I know that words could NEVER give you back the peace & comfort that you enjoyed within yourself before this insodent occurred but would like for you to know that I constantly ask for GOD to watch over you & my son along with my nephew and give all of you the fullfillment of life that we all need. My son has had parental teaching,church,love and the needed disipline so I know that all is NOT lost! This is NOT the first time that the ENEMY has TRIED to take my child...BUT GOD!!! I know that my child and I are both survivors beacause even @ the time of his birth the doctor told me that one of us may NOT make it and he was not sure if it was going to be my or one of my twins...BUT GOD!!!! What my son has done is in no way right and CAN NOT be justified in ANYWAY and I pray that he can still have the life outside of confinement.
  • by WifeOfSp8 on Dec 3, 2008 at 11:42 PM
    ProsecutionWitness yes you are right these are serious charges..and i do want to apologize for what i said i was just speaking out of anger. But i've talked with one of the two almost everyday and admits what he did was really and truly wrong he wasnt thinking at the time and if he could take it all back he would he really had no intentions on hurting you, i'm sure you've seen from previous connections you've had in the past with him that he's really a good person. Also no i wasn't giving dirty looks. You live and you learn and i can honestly say he has let us all down but at the sametime he's learned a real life lesson from all of this.
  • by Brotherofvictim Location: USA on Nov 23, 2008 at 06:28 PM
    I want to address a couple of points mentioned here. 1) These are not kids making a simple mistake.. They decided to return to their old neighborhood, they came armed, they knew their old neighbors routines. they were there to rob someone. 2)Had my brother not been on the phone with my mother when they attacked. Nobody would have known what was going on. (resulting the them getting away with the crime (and considering they threatened my brothers life 8 - 10 times, my brothers death)) Thank god, while they took the phone away from my brother they didn't turn it off.. However this led to my mother hearing them trashing his home and repeatedly discussing killing my brother.. These weren't just criminals, they were terrorists.. This terrorist event lasted over 20 minutes, thankfully this gave us time to inform the GPD.. In my personnal opinion I just wish their stupidity would have led to them pointing their guns at the GPD.. That would have led to a conclusion I believe was deserved
  • by ObservationOfChris on Nov 19, 2008 at 05:46 PM
    I can tell that Mr. and Mrs. Speight taught their children manners and to respect other people's property. Unfortunately, Chris didn't catch the part where that includes not stealing other people's property.
  • by ProsecutionWitness on Nov 19, 2008 at 05:27 PM
    I also feel sorry for Chris's younger brother. He probably thinks that what Chris has done reflects on him. My nephew lived with me a couple of years ago. My nephew and Chris's brother had the same bus stop. On a few occasions I took both of them to school so that they wouldn't have to stand in the rain waiting on the bus. The kid was always polite and seemed to have manners. You get that from good parenting.
  • by ProsecutionWitness on Nov 19, 2008 at 05:02 PM
    WifeOfSpeight: Oh please. You need to come to your senses and realize that these charges are extremely serious. If you were paying attention to the judge today you would realize that. These guys didn't just make a mistake. They robbed me at gunpoint. They kidnapped. They stole my property. They broke into my house (they had me "let" them in the house at gunpoint. They told me multiple times that they were going to kill me. I was convinced that I was going to die that night. I suppose that you were one of the family members that kept giving me dirty looks during court? Don't blame me for what they did. I am not the reason they got into the situation they find themselves in. I have no problem with the family. As a matter of fact, I actually empathize with their parents. This has to be terrible for them.
  • by wifeofspeight Location: greenville on Nov 9, 2008 at 11:09 PM
    oh please! who cares what you people think! everyone makes mistakes...you live and you learn from them!! they'll both b out soon!!! claps for Mario!! woow u did all of that!! searching the white pages!
  • by M on Nov 6, 2008 at 12:09 PM
    C: What makes you think that something was out of the ordinary. The neighborhood where this took place has people walking for exercise, fresh air, or socially in the evening. This took place at 6:30 p.m. The attackers were not out of place.
  • by C on Nov 5, 2008 at 09:20 PM
    For Wilma: To answer your question, not too many criminals join MENSA ! Most of these idiots never finished school and are too lazy to get jobs, so they turn to crime. Also, Concerned Citizen: you really nailed it ! Being aware of one's surroundings goes a long way towards not being victimized. The attack you can see coming is the attack that you can avoid..but if you're walking around like most folks do, in your own world with your cell phone glued to your ear on another pointless call that could've waited until later...forget it. You'll be an easy target for these former ''children at risk''. Never forget that they prefer surprise attacks and unarmed victims [thank God for CCW laws, eh?]. Ever tried to sneak up on a cat ? Pretty difficult, right ? There's a lesson for us all. Look around. Pay attention. Run if you can, fight if you must; but never forget that there are two kinds of people out there: Predators and Prey. If you look like food, expect to be eaten.
  • by TheSoCalledVictim Location: Greenville on Nov 4, 2008 at 09:44 PM
    Why are the posts from people who don't know what happened getting posted? But when the victim posts a comment it doesn't go through? I will put my email address so that you can verify my identity. Even though you didn't publish it, I know that you have my name and you can verify it with my email address.
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