Police Nab Break-In Suspect

Quick action by Greenville police has landed a car break-in suspect behind bars.

Around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, police got a call of the break-in in progress near the KinderCare Learning Center. A witness saw a suspicious man running with a purse in his hands.

A patrol officer detained a man near the dumpster behind the Rite Aid on Stantonsburg Road, and police were able to recover a purse, wallet and $50 stolen from her car.

Travis Worthington of Grifton was charged with felony motor vehicle break-in and larceny, along with misdemeanor larceny. Bond for the 19-year-old was set at $25,000.

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  • by fact is Location: enc on Feb 4, 2012 at 12:31 PM
    Poor kid never stood a chance. His father was a terrible role model.
  • by facts Location: ENC on Feb 4, 2012 at 12:11 PM
    This poor kid did not stand a chance. He had no role model.
  • by hh Location: ayden on Feb 4, 2012 at 06:49 AM
    This poor kids father has always been a terrible role model for him. His grandfather really tried. But this kid needed his dad when he was growing up, and his dad was usually somewhere partying.
  • by friend Location: grifton on Feb 4, 2012 at 05:13 AM
    It is so sad when people thrive off of other peoples misery. This boys family tried to help him. His grandfather is one of the best people I know.
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      by grifton on Feb 4, 2012 at 12:01 PM in reply to friend
      i live in grifton know his grandfather and know of the family but when you keep bailing a person out and he keeps on doing the same thing you need to let him learn the hard way
  • by JD Location: ENC on Feb 4, 2012 at 04:48 AM
    Just another dope stealing to get more dope. I say the only way to stop this sort of crime is to give them what they want. Put crack and cocaine on every street corner free for the taking. That way this knot head want have to break in to any more cars to get money for drugs. And in a week or two he will be overdosed and dead and we won't have to worry about his sorry self anymore. We have spent untold BILLIONS on the war on drugs and it is not any better. Give it to the users let them kill themselves and the problem will fix itself.
  • by Truth Location: Gtown on Feb 3, 2012 at 10:12 PM
    Some of you are right, the parents are to blame, both father and son do or did the same drug. You can blame whoever you want, the fact remains that he needs to pay the price for what he has done. What's sad is that the kid needs rehab and guidance to a better carrier path. In which the prison system does not do(drug rehab). Drugs have ruined this kid, attack the stem of the Problem and maybe the late bloomer will one day blossom
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      by friend on Feb 4, 2012 at 06:20 AM in reply to Truth
      His family doesn't condone any of this, they have been struggling with this boy for a while now. Don't blame them. His father is a gulf war veteran that gave the better part of his life so you can have the freedom to post these comments. The only thing they are guilty of is trying to save their son's life. These people that are saying they didn't care are way off base.
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      by friend of father on Feb 4, 2012 at 07:57 AM in reply to Truth
      his family does not condone his behavior, they have been struggling with this boy for a long time. His Dad is a gulf war veteran that gave the better part of his life fighting for the freedom you have to post these comments. His family is in alot of pain over this.
  • by mama/sister Location: grifton on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:26 PM
    I am a law-abiding citizen, mother,and sister. I have an awesome Mom. However, sometimes people make bad decisions as a result of drugs and alcohol. Yes, he should have to answer for his crimes if found guilty. However we could have compassion for his family. They hope that everytime they try to "Help" will be the time it will work. Try and imagine their heartbreak when you post nasty comments. One day it could be any of you high and mighty people falling off your pedestal.
  • by Behind bars on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:47 PM
    I hope he stays that way. I'm sure his family is proud tonight......
  • by Peace Location: Pitt county on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:43 PM
    Look, I'm tired of the racial comments. I know how magistrates work; they base someone's bond based on prior convictions, attitude, and the seriousness of the crime, and also the county.
    This individual along with a lot of other criminals is not because of who is president or not . The issue with jobs or the lack of jobs has nothing to do with who is in office now, the economy has been on a down spiral for years. So have some respect for one another and stop the racism. Segregation ended 40 years ago so how about catch up with the times.
    The kid is troubled, justice will prevale to every criminal. So let the justice system do its job instead of placing blame on anyone other than the individual. His family can't make him stop his bad habits, maybe time in prison will make him change his poor decisions. I'm praying that this individual will one day accept the lord into his life and change his wicked ways. He needs to ask forgiveness from both the lord and to all the people he has affected in his crime spree.
    I was no angel, yes I have obtained a criminal record in my late teens early twentys, and like this individual, drugs was to blame. I was fortunate and went to a Christian based rehab center in Boone where I accepted god into my life, changed my wicked ways, and now I am a successful small business owner. You would look at me as if I was a average joe. Today I am just an average joe that does no wrong, however I am a felon, but your past shouldn't make you a bad person, the person you are today is how people should judge a person.
    One day I hope that someone with a felony on their record can obtain a job that they are qualified for without being turned down do to a past mistake, by being segregated due to a past mistake creates good individuals more of a chance to turn to a life of crime.
    To those who agree with me thank you, you have faith in the lord if you agree, if you don't, you shouldn't consider yourself a Christian.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 3, 2012 at 07:54 PM in reply to Peace
      I agree and thank you for your comment. I did point that out earlier that even someone with a criminal past can change their ways and obtain a good job. I know some people. Again thank you.
  • by rickyw on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:19 PM
    this goes to show you white or black there are some dumb fools out there

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