Christmas Day Case Nets Firearm Charge For Felon

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office reports they responded to a home on Homestead Drive Christmas Day and ended up making a firearm arrest.

Lawmen say upon arrival, they were met outside of the home by Betty Crudup.

Authorities report Crudup told them her son, 26-year-old Roylin Junius Beale, was inside her home with his girlfriend, 30-year-old Lovely Knight.

They say Crudup told them her son was very upset and had a black gun in his hand, so she called 9-1-1.

Lawmen report they made contact with Beale by cell phone, and eventually he surrendered without incident.

The sheriff's office reports the gun was not immediately found, but that a black handgun was recovered from a dryer vent. They say "a hole had been cut in the vinyl underpinning and a rug had been placed on top of it in an apparent attempt to conceal the weapon."

Beale has been charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and is in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $35,000 secured bond as the investigation continues.


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  • by concerned citizen Location: greenville on Jan 3, 2011 at 01:30 PM
    To OpenCarry, Even the mother saw the gun and reported to the police. He also had an incident several hours prior where the were 3 witnesses to him having a gun. Come on, Even convicted felons can get guns. The only way to rehabilitate convicted felons is to make sure they don't hang out with the same people whom got them into trouble in the first place. New LIFE new set of values and friends.
  • by OpenCarry on Dec 28, 2010 at 04:57 PM
    This story is OBVIOUSLY made-up and a complete fabrication. Everyone knows that the Federal and State "gun control" laws that prohibit Felons from possessing firearms actually work, so there is NO POSSIBLE WAY that this guy could have had a gun. The law says this guy can't have a gun, so there is NO WAY he could have had a gun. Please, WITN, I beg you to stop publishing these false, made-up, fictional stories.
  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Dec 28, 2010 at 12:02 PM
    Merry Christmas Junius! (sounds like genius...which obviously he wasn't)
  • by TAMMY on Dec 28, 2010 at 11:57 AM
    IT'S GOOD TO SEE THAT NOONE GOT HURT.MAKES YOU WONDER WHY PEOPLE DO SUCH THINGS.WONDER IF THEY SIT IN JAIL AFTERWARDS AND WONDER THEMSELVES.I GUESS Alot of people just don't think..
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