Second Suspect Behind Bars In 14-Year-Old Cold Case

Police say a second suspect wanted in a 14-year-old cold case robbery is now behind bars.

Greenville police say Kenneth Dingle turned himself into Pitt County authorities late Wednesday.

On Valentine's Day 2000, a Belk Department Store employee was robbed of a money bag as they were leaving to make a cash drop. Investigators found a ski mask in the parking lot.

The Center for Advanced Forensic DNA Analysis developed a profile off the mask and it was eventually linked to a man who is out-of-state, according to police.

This is the first case to be solved from DNA submitted to the private lab since it opened earlier this year in Greenville.

Dingle was indicted by a grand jury last week, along with 33-year-old Adrian Lincoln of Washington, DC. Lincoln was already in custody.

Police say Dingle was a former Belk employee, who had been living in Texas.

Dingle was not the employee who was robbed, according to police. They would not say how he was involved in the robbery.


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Police say a new DNA lab has helped solve a 14-year-old cold case here in Greenville.

On Valentine's Day 2000, a Belk Department Store employee was robbed of a money bag as they were leaving to make a cash drop. Investigators found a ski mask in the parking lot.

The Center for Advanced Forensic DNA Analysis developed a profile off the mask and it was eventually linked to a man who is out-of-state, according to police.

Police say 33-year-old Adrian Lincoln of Washington, DC is now in custody, while a second suspect, a former Belk employee, is still wanted.

34-year-old Kenneth Dingle of Wilson, along with Lincoln, were indicted Monday by a Pitt County grand jury for the crime.

Dingle was not the employee who was robbed, according to police. They would not immediately say how he was involved in the robbery.

This is the first case to be solved from DNA submitted to the private lab since it opened earlier this year in Greenville.

More information is expected to be released later today by police during a 1:15 p.m. news conference.


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