Search Continues For A Man Concealing A Fully-Loaded Gun

Police are asking for your help in identifying person who was out on the streets early Wednesday morning. Greenville police say Officer Emmanual Moore, who was on patrol around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday ended up questioning a man riding a bicycle with no lights or reflectors on South Memorial Dr. near the Economy Inn. Officer Moore reported the man was nervous and sweating, and he began to pat the man down.

Police say the man tried to get his coat away from the officer, but he was unable to hide his fully loaded gun. Police were able to seize the RG Industries brand .22 caliber gun, before the man ran off behind homes in the Village Drive neighborhood.

The suspect is described as a black male approximately 20 years old, about 5'7" tall and weighing about 120 lbs. The suspect was last seen wearing a green shirt and blue jeans.

Any person with information about this armed suspect is asked to call Crimestoppers at 252-758-7777.

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  • by JusticeForAll on Feb 16, 2012 at 07:52 PM
    "Concealing a fully loaded gun"? What does that even mean? What do they expect, thugs to carry partially-loaded, or unloaded guns? Really? REALLY? who writed these stupid stories? Have ANY of the writers for WITN even graduated high school?
  • by Too JS Location: JS on Feb 15, 2012 at 06:26 PM
    JS, You are a stinking brick. The article says he was stoped for no light on his bike which is a crime, then he had a concealed handgun another crime then he ran from the police while they were investigating him another crime. Try reading the acticle before writing something so stupid. Good job officers
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      by JusticeForAll on Feb 16, 2012 at 07:54 PM in reply to Too JS
      Actually, no lights on a bicycle is NOT a "crime". It's not even a misdemeanor. It is an "administrative violation". Giving someone a pat-down because their bicycle didn't have appropriate lights is treading VERY close to an outright 4th amendment violation...
  • by JD on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:23 PM
    A side note on the Rhom RG 22 he had on him. These guns were imported from Germany up until the late 60s, and unlike their cars, they aren't exactly well engineered. I'd say you are generally safe as long as you are standing in front of it ;) .
  • by blackbeard Location: greenville on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:21 PM
    it is considered concealed if locked in the console or glove box. illegal if you don't have a concealed carry permit.
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      by JEEZ on Feb 16, 2012 at 01:24 PM in reply to blackbeard
      That's why you put the gun on the front seat, if you get pulled. It aint that hard people, guns have been around for along time, don't be sooo scared.
  • by bingo on Feb 15, 2012 at 03:08 PM
    if you are a law abiding citizen, being stopped doesn't bother you. law breakers are the ones that complain about being stopped or approached by law enforcement officers. great job officer!!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Feb 15, 2012 at 01:19 PM
    Kojack simple answer: get a concealed carry permit.
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      by amy on Feb 15, 2012 at 02:05 PM in reply to
      Help me with this here- I thought it's legal to have a gun locked in your dash (not the console) even if you don't have a concealed carry permit? And you would also have to tell the LEO it was there if he pulled you over.
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        by blackbeard on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:20 PM in reply to amy
        it is not legal to have it in the console or glove box, even is locked
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        by JD on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:21 PM in reply to amy
        NC law is VERY, very vague when it comes to transporting a firearm in a vehicle, particular ones without an enclosed trunk. This was my initial reason for getting a carry permit, so long as I wasn't driving on Federal, State or education property, I was good to go.
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        by David on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:30 PM in reply to amy
        Sorry madam , you are wrong, you CANNOT have a gun locked in your dash without a concealed carry permit. You would be charged with having a concealed weapon. It must be in plain sight (laying on the seat or on the dashboard) Now if you have a concealed carry permit, you then can legally conceal it in the vehicle anywhere you want to. You are correct about telling the LEO that you have a handgun if you get pulled over, that is required by law, and you had better say you have a permit if you have one. It will show up on the state database when either your drivers license (10-27) or plates is run, (10-28)
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        by John on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:45 PM in reply to amy
        I am an instructor; it is considered concealed if in your glove compartment
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          by tim on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:01 AM in reply to John
          can u buy a handgun if you have been recently charged with a concealed weapon?
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      by barney four fingers on Feb 16, 2012 at 01:32 PM in reply to
      What did people do before concealed carry permits? If you get pulled, place the pistola on the seat, put both hands on the steering wheel and when the cop walks up, tell them that you have a gun on the front seat. Why's everyone sooo worried to carry some protection. I've had mine for 20 yrs, never needed it but will be sittin on ready if need be.
  • by Kojack on Feb 15, 2012 at 11:41 AM
    Let me see The law rather you put a gun on the dash and go into walmart and the vehicle get broken in to, gun stolen , But if you hide it from criminals and the cops stop you you are the criminal now. Lets hear from the cops?.
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      by from the law on Feb 15, 2012 at 01:22 PM in reply to Kojack
      get a concealed weapon permit. Duh!
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        by USayColorDntMatter on Feb 15, 2012 at 01:45 PM in reply to from the law
        This show you know nothing about the law either...concealed or not...NO WEAPONS ARE PERMITTED ON SCHOOL PROPERTY...but we know the judge is going to give a slap on the wrist & then everyone will go hunting for the weekend
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Feb 15, 2012 at 09:59 AM
    Actually Ward police officers have justification, its called Terry Frisk. Here let me give you a link Just Saying.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 15, 2012 at 10:06 AM in reply to
      the justification was also that he didn't have a visible light in the middle of the night.
  • by Fred Garvin on Feb 15, 2012 at 09:19 AM
    Good job GPD. No telling what crime this guy was going to commit. The fact that he ran speaks volumes.
  • by Russ Location: Henderson on Feb 15, 2012 at 09:19 AM
    "Carrying a fully loaded gun"? Why would you carry a partially loaded or empty gun? Not that an RG is a real gun in the first place. It's more than likely to injure the shooter than the target. Maybe the story should read, "unarmed man escapes from cop but leaves his gun".
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