DEPUTIES: Three Teens Used Sawed-Off Shotgun In Robbery

Three teenagers, including a 14-year-old boy, have been charged with holding up a couple outside of Grifton Wednesday evening.

Lenoir County deputies say Alvin Pratt, Jr. and Kendall Forbes, both with are 17-years-old, are charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault by pointing a gun, and felony and misdemeanor conspiracy. The 14-year-old juvenile was also arrested and placed into secure custody at the juvenile detention center in Greenville.

Deputies say a 19-year-old man and his girlfriend stopped at the intersection of Saw Mill Road and Braxton Road around 5:50 p.m. and were approached by three people. One pointed a sawed-off shotgun at the couple and demanded money. The victims said they threw money out the window toward the robbers and drove off.

One of the suspects was found thanks to the victim's description, while the others were found after a search of a nearby home.

Forbes and Pratt were jailed on $201,000 bonds.


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  • by G'ville on Jul 15, 2011 at 11:36 AM
    I agree,they did not go up to the right vehicle. But once they are shot their mothers will be on TV with the NAACP crying they were shot for no reason. Maybe parents need to be charged for the same incident as their THUG children if they are under 18. Maybe then they will realize it is partly your fault because your lack of parenting. And the 14 year old deserves same charge as other 2. He knew what he was doing.
  • by Anonymous Location: Lenoir County on Jul 15, 2011 at 06:38 AM
    Sagging pants, taxpayers being bullied by these thugs, I agree let them sit for a long time not to think about what they have done because clearly we can see they don't have BRAINS!
  • by the good.... on Jul 15, 2011 at 06:28 AM
    The good in this is that a few teachers and students will not have to deal with their saggy pants, push in the hallway, loud, do no work selves this fall...always a positive ;)
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      by Anonymous on Jul 15, 2011 at 09:39 PM in reply to the good....
      I agree
  • by Anonymous on Jul 15, 2011 at 06:01 AM
    as bad as it to say and think about , everyone should do whatever it takes to protect themselves, their family and property. Whatever it takes.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2011 at 08:22 PM
    I'm sure their thug friends and family will have bongo parties glorifying them.
  • by lol on Jul 14, 2011 at 07:43 PM
    R-UH
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      by Anonymous on Jul 15, 2011 at 06:53 AM in reply to lol
      say what?
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jul 14, 2011 at 07:02 PM
    Go to the D.O.C website and look at releases for the county you live in type in the month and year and you can view them before their next crime.
  • by T Maxx Location: G-vegas on Jul 14, 2011 at 06:34 PM
    To think my talk is not cheap I am combat vet and I do have computer. Yes I have several waepons at my home, all within arm reach. if a thug points a weapon at me he or she better perpare to use it. I will I am not given out second chances. Any way I carry a 45 cal. smith and wesson. And her name is maryjane she dont take any mess. People beware and be arm protect yourself at all times.
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      by V Max 223HornadyBLAH on Jul 14, 2011 at 08:44 PM in reply to T Maxx
      I can see in your typing you love your mary jane!LOL!No offense,I used to too!
  • by Anonymous Location: Lenoir County on Jul 14, 2011 at 06:24 PM
    Where is the mother of these thugs? She should be on trial along with them. This seems to be a result of poor management to allow these people to live in the community and we the taxpayers have to live in fear from these Section Eight Abusers!
  • by jerry Location: enc on Jul 14, 2011 at 06:09 PM
    I`ve said it before, CHAIN GANG! Hot sun dull sling blade miles of state right-of-way evening meal of potted meat and saltines no a.c. or t.v.= a memory that will last a lifetime! Sentences MANDATORY, no parole, no probation.
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