Arrest Made In Kinston Store Robbery

Police made an arrest in a robbery, just minutes after cash from the register was taken last night.

Kinston police have charged Jessie Courtney, Jr. with common law robbery after the C-Mart on Greenbriar Road was robbed.

Police say around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday a customer tried to purchase an item and jumped over the counter when the cash register was opened. The man then grabbed an undisclosed amount of money.

A witness saw the robber get into a brown Chevy Tahoe, driven by a woman. A partial license tag was given police and a short time later officers detained two people on Rhodes Avenue.

Courtney was jailed on $75,000 bond while Leslie Bryant was charged with accessory after the fact and given a $2,500 bond.

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 22, 2012 at 02:52 PM
    WOW, I pray that LB gets the help she so desperately needs to turn her life around.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 at 08:37 PM
    Times are hard and a lot of people are turning to drugs and crime instead of going to get help. Keep your head up LB, your in my prayers.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 at 02:21 PM
    3 strikes law, come on NC get with it or this will be happening more often!
  • by Bill Location: Kinston on Mar 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM
    The NC DOC website shows that he has been in prison more than once. He must enjoy it cause he just got out in Aug 2011. Thank You to Kinston's finest Police (they say public safety) Dept!
  • by Biker Dude on Mar 21, 2012 at 08:46 AM
    So they were working together and he gets a $7,500 bond and she gets a $2,500 bond? Wow they were working together and one is as guilty as the other she should have gotten the same amount of bond.
  • by Gregg Location: Washington on Mar 21, 2012 at 07:54 AM
    Well done, Po-Po! I work this store as a vendor and the owner is very nice. I'm glad this was wrapped up in a timely manner.

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