DEPUTIES: Victim Recognizes Gunman Behind Mask

Deputies say the victim in an attempted robbery recognized the man behind the mask, and told him to stop playing around.

Marcial Govea of Greenville is charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, first degree burglary and discharging a weapon on occupied property.

Pitt County deputies say Perry Wainwright of Bess Farm Road responded to a knock at the door at around 10:30 p.m. last Wednesday. An armed man was standing there, wearing a ski mask and demanding money.

The victim told deputies he recognized the gunman as an acquaintance and told him to stop playing around. The gunman then fired a shot into the floor in front of Wainwright, and grabbed his wallet. It turns out the victim didn't have any money in the wallet and the gunman returned it to the victim.

The 24-year-old Govea was jailed on a $50,000 bond.


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  • by Forrest Gump Location: Greenville on Nov 16, 2011 at 10:40 AM
    STUPID is what STUPID does!!
  • by Confused Location: Greenville on Nov 16, 2011 at 10:38 AM
    You have to be kidding me. How stupid can you be?!?!
  • by MBP Location: MARTIN COUNTY on Nov 16, 2011 at 08:33 AM
    That was stupid all that trouble he's going to be in over that and he didn't even get any money omg thats what he gets maybe he will learn a lesson from all of this.
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      by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 04:40 PM in reply to MBP
      dang just bc his name is marc, doesn't mean he should be one!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 07:32 AM
    What I can't believe are the idiots who are trying to blame the victim! I know that we are east of I-95 and that one third of the people are mentally deficient, one third are just stupid, and the other third are normal, but to blame the victim might force me to open another category.
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      by ME on Nov 16, 2011 at 10:00 AM in reply to
      The first two thirds you speak of are yankees.
      • reply
        by MB on Nov 17, 2011 at 03:55 AM in reply to ME
        To M.E., With that un-needed comment you just showed everyone in here that you are one of the Two Thirds!
    • reply
      by uhhhh on Nov 16, 2011 at 10:59 AM in reply to
      that is three thirds dude! you don't have another third for a new category - duh!!! LOL :)
  • by Anonymous on Nov 15, 2011 at 06:43 PM
    WOW sounds like the so called victim is dumb for opening his to to someone wearing a ski mask at 10:30 pm come on people please just doesn't sound right to me.Probablly more to the story
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      by Anonymous on Nov 15, 2011 at 06:55 PM in reply to
      opps for opening his door to someone
  • by smh Location: greenville on Nov 15, 2011 at 06:09 PM
    Wow this has to be the dumbest robbery I have ever heard of. Not only did he get caught but he also came out of it broke. smh.....
  • by Doris Location: Chocowinity on Nov 15, 2011 at 06:00 PM
    We maybe he had enough stolen wallets. Or he developed a conscious or something.
  • by MB Location: Martin County on Nov 15, 2011 at 04:56 PM
    Here's your sign.......
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      by AllEyezonME on Nov 16, 2011 at 04:41 PM in reply to MB
      Yeah, he did work at the sign place, I knew I knew him from somewhere.
  • by LOL on Nov 15, 2011 at 04:30 PM
    Best laugh I've had all day!
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 04:33 PM in reply to LOL
      I kno rite!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 15, 2011 at 02:54 PM
    WOW ! DUH!
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