Four Wilson Suspects Charged With Attempted Armed Robbery In Greenville

Four people from Wilson, including a 13-year-old, are charged with trying to rob a Greenville man at gunpoint.

Just after 1:00 a.m. Thursday, Greenville police were called to the intersection of Forbes Street and East 12th Street.

The victim, 21-year-old Jake Tilley, said four people approached him, and one pulled out a handgun.

Lawmen say the 13-year-old boy was the one who pulled out the gun.

Tilley said he took off running and used his cell phone to call police.

Officers were getting a description of the suspect from Tilley when other officers stopped a car leaving the area. They say that car contained four people matching the description of the suspects.

Police say the 13-year-old suspect who pointed the handgun still had the gun in his possession.

Police say there were two "Scream" masks in the car they were apprehended in early Thursday morning.

Investigators are now trying to determine if these suspects are responsible for any other criminal activity.

The boy from Wilson, age 13, was arrested, along with 18-year-old Barry McCoy from Wilson, 18-year-old Eddie Hinnant from Wilson and 20-year-old Anthony Barnes of WIlson.


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  • by Terry Location: Greenville on Sep 7, 2009 at 06:46 PM
    Anyone who commits any criminal act ie. robbery with a gun, public hanging within 30 minutes of being found guilty, no appeal. The others five to ten years solitary confinement, with no visitation. Lets clean up the streets.
  • by Neo is Right Location: Reality Too on Sep 5, 2009 at 11:38 PM
    "Neo", you are right. How can we get people to realize that the turds like these are trying to wipe out the majority of people. One of the turds keeps posting propaganda about indians. This "Anonymous" poster wants to know "now what?". Well, I'll tell you what boy. Shut the hole.
  • by Me Location: Greenville on Sep 4, 2009 at 06:47 PM
    Hey There Ms Help your community Sounds like to me you are on the other side of the coin there. I tell you this white black red or any color they are , you come and try and rob me and you had better have ask the lord to forgive you because you are going to either Heaven or Hell. Call me a racist if you want because I really don't care. And Ms Community or you going around and helping people in trouble. That is all I have to say bout this .
  • by help your community Location: greenville on Sep 4, 2009 at 03:39 PM
    If you care about 'your' community- do you volunteer at any organization? attend any meetings? It should not be a racial story here guys-believe it or not. I am a white female with friends of all races and 'we' dont like any of this either. There is another story of a white male that is involved with kidnapping and armed robbery against ECU students- only 3 comments listed on that story- was that not also terrible? Yes, the 13 yo should be treated as an adult- and yes the parents should be charged unless the child was listed as a run away at the time. How or why do you waste your time commenting on the president or the police chief and officers of Wilson or Greenville- what you really want is a safe place for yourself and your family- so fight correctly- fight with those that want a safe community- not race based - you sound like racist idiots instead of helping your community- get involved the correct way!!!
  • by Truth Location: Winterville on Sep 4, 2009 at 11:42 AM
    I don't know why everyone is arguing on here, All there are gonna do is just let them go. Might as well let them go. The court system in Pitt County is not gonna do anything to them, So Just let them go on back to Wilson and Put up a sign at each end of The Pitt County Line and Just say Come on into our County and Do whatever you want to. People do that anyway.
  • by anonymous on Sep 4, 2009 at 09:19 AM
    RICH IN GREENVILLE: WHO ARE YOU TALKING TO? MAYBE YOU AND YOUR ANCESTORS SHOULD GIVE BACK THE LAND YOU STOLE FROM THE INDIANS & KILLED LOTS OF THEM WHILE AT IT. THEY DID TWO CRIMES IN ONE; STEALING & KILLING
  • by Rich Location: Greenville on Sep 4, 2009 at 07:22 AM
    There we go...that's more like it in good old Greenville! I was wondering where my favorite defend the criminal comments had gone.
  • by anonymous on Sep 4, 2009 at 05:39 AM
    To Hans: Bet your parents voted for both Bushs whom got innocent people MURDERED during their COVERUP WARS. Now what kind of citizens or you & they (the Bushes)? You are no better than Al Qaeda in my book. Now what?
  • by anonymous on Sep 4, 2009 at 05:36 AM
    Whites have robbed indians of their land in this country. Whites also killed (babies & children included) while at it. Where are their mug shots??? Now what???
  • by anonymous on Sep 4, 2009 at 05:32 AM
    Now show the WHITE SUSPECTS' pictures whom they learned from.
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