Greenville Fatal Stabbing Under Investigation

Police say a murder Thursday night in Greenville is believed to have been drug related.

The victim, Leroy Staton, was stabbed in the parking lot of Jaycee Park on Cedar Lane. The 36-year-old man died later at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

Sgt. Carlton Williams says they do have a person of interest in the murder, but no one is in custody at this point. Police are not giving out any additional information on the stabbing.


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  • by Anonymous on Nov 21, 2011 at 08:36 AM
    What is going on WITN? I know we have had some news the past 3 days. Did you all stop updating from time to time?
  • by Anonymous on Nov 19, 2011 at 08:18 PM
    We are totally loosing focus on the subject here people. NO ONE deserves to die regardless! The suspect is on the loose and this person could strike anyone's family. So what we need to do is be praying for the victims family and or God forbid other families in this persons path!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 19, 2011 at 07:22 PM
    I'm sorry that this young man lost his life and at this time only has 76 people care enough to comment. While the umbrella man story has over 1000 comments. This shows me how shallow Greenville really is.
  • by family on Nov 19, 2011 at 05:37 PM
    I hate when people make comments and dont know what they are talking about. For one it was not drug related and he hasnt been to jail for murder. In this day in time people feel that because u have a felony u are scum of the earth. People everywhere make mistakes that they are nor happy about. Majority of the comments up here are negative. My family has lost a loved one and it would be nice if people can show some sympathy. So before u make a comments please have ur facts straight about someone instead of making assumptions.
  • by Choosing To Remain Nameless.. Location: ...Greenville on Nov 19, 2011 at 12:41 PM
    Jay, you don't have to find ANY logic in my post to be honest! But how about you find "logic" in STFU. This man just lost his life & a family just lost a loved one & the only thing you can think of to post is something negative??
  • by birdman Location: chocowinity on Nov 19, 2011 at 11:11 AM
    i've read alot of those comments, but what if the victim tried to harm the accuse and things backfired..remember this man just got out of prison for murder..after serving nine years...and he was a felon..so how did he get a gun...where is the gun control law...so people can't defend themselves..he just ran up on someone that was not going be a victim themselves...
  • by Ray on Nov 19, 2011 at 05:33 AM
    what gets me is someone lives in a section of town and sees drugs deals going on right out there front door and 3 months later a stray bullet goes into there house and kills a loveone and they are the first ones to complain about crime.
  • by Choosing To Remain NameLess Location: ...Greenville on Nov 18, 2011 at 11:39 PM
    Just because he is a young african-american male, doesn't mean that his death was drug related! And in all reality it wasn't!! It is extremely sad & unfortunate to know that he lost his life due to the selfless acts of others!! Each & every person who had any type of involvement in his death should be punished to the full extent of the law! Poor judgment was made by all parties involved... And hopefully with the help of citizens throughout the community, you all will suffer the consequences of your actions! I send my condolences to his loved ones, I know he will be truly missed <3
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      by Ray on Nov 19, 2011 at 05:34 AM in reply to Choosing To Remain NameLess
      that logic right there is the reson the problem will never be solved.
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        by Jay on Nov 19, 2011 at 06:21 AM in reply to Ray
        I couldn't find ANY logic in Choosing to Remain Stupid's rambling incoherence. "due to the selfless acts of others." Huh?
  • by blake Location: gville on Nov 18, 2011 at 08:11 PM
    Adams Blvd & David Dr. have really gone down as has the neighborhood surrounding the school....Section 8 housing has made the place look third world!
  • by Retired Agent Location: Greenville on Nov 18, 2011 at 06:29 PM
    Im sure the GPD Officers are motivated and want to do things to prevent and stop crime..However they have to always worry about getting complaints for harrassment or misconduct for doing their jobs, until their supervisors start backing up their troops that are out actually out in working crime will continue to grow. Im not a cop but im sure most of them are honest people and you have to love that kind of work to put up with all the political bull. They leave their families home at night by themselves to protect ours. It sounds like the higher ups that get promoted forget where they came from. I'm not for sure who the blame should go toward but its time for some type of change. My suggestions would be start fresh with a new council, new Police chief, and if the supervisors at the PD or spineless start weeding them out too. Let's go back to busting heads open and if you think that is to violent policing move or continue to gett robbed..
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      by Votto on Nov 19, 2011 at 12:11 PM in reply to Retired Agent
      The fact that you call them troops just proves the new militaristic way that cops treat citizens. You are not in the armed forces, you are a cop. The general public is not the enemy that you are shipped out to combat. Cops now just assume everyone is up to no good. Obviously the retired ones do too.
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