Man, Girlfriend Arrested In Greenville Bank Robbery

A man wanted for robbing a Greenville bank is in jail Tuesday morning. Matthew Ginn, 24, was arrested Monday night and charged with common law robbery.

Police obtained a warrant for Ginn last week following a robbery Thursday morning at the First South Bank on Greenville Boulevard. Police say the robber implied he had a weapon but didn't show it.

Ginn's girlfriend, Marion Blount, 24, was also arrested and charged with possession of Heroin and one count of Accessory to Felony after the Fact.

Detectives executed a search warrant of a hotel room at Motel 6 and a search warrant at 1918 White Hollow Drive and recovered evidence of drugs, a small amount of cash, and the clothing items that were worn by Ginn at the time he committed the robbery, according to a press release.

Ginn is being held on a $50,000 secured bond. Blount's bond was $35,000 secured.


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A warrant is out for a suspect in Thursday's bank robbery in Greenville.

Police have obtained the warrant for 24-year-old Matthew Ginn of Greenville. The warrant is for common law robbery.

Police also released a photo of the suspect.

Police ask anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the Greenville Police Department at (252)329-EYES (3937) or Pitt/Greenville Crimestoppers at (252)758-7777 or by texting “PITTGV” and their information to 274637.

There is a 24-year-old Matthew Ginn listed on the North Carolina Department of Corrections site with convictions in Pitt County for DWI, burglary and drugs.

The First South Bank on Greenville Boulevard was robbed just after 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Police say the man implied he had a weapon but didn't show it, demanded money from the teller and took off with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police say he was wearing a cream Fedora and a black pea coat with a scarf. They say the robber was white, about 5'8" to 5'9" tall.

No one was hurt.


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  • by jake Location: ecity brah on Mar 20, 2012 at 07:59 PM
    free matt ginn and God bless him and his gf. when he gets home he will be a changed man and i hope he gets to marry his girl like he wants he really loves her. ima keep you in my prayers bro
  • by Anonymous Location: Greenville on Jan 6, 2012 at 07:11 PM
    I knew these two people somewhat from being around them in the neighborhood...they seemed like two fairly nice people that just kinda got caught up in the wrong things...Instead of being mean spirited and w/ that, part of the problem, I wish them both well and hope they can recover from their problems w/ drugs & addiction.
  • by Help Location: Gville on Dec 27, 2011 at 06:01 PM
    Uneducated comments/thoughts is why there is such a stigma associated with mental health/addictions. We need to recognize mental health as we do other diseases in the medical community and in society. People who have addictions do things they would not normally do when they are chasing that high. While these individuals need to pay the price like the rest of society would, they need serious help and unfortunately the rehabilitation services are not up to par in prison. I have heard you can get just as much in jail as you can on the streets. We just need to help individuals with mental health illnesses instead of throwing them back to the street or we will see them continue this vicious cycle at the taxpayer’s expense.
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      by Oh Puleese! on Dec 29, 2011 at 10:58 AM in reply to Help
      Liberal Much?
  • by From the Mom on Dec 27, 2011 at 04:18 PM
    To all of you who think the parents are to blame, it is the "so called friends" that he hangs out with who should have been there to help him, instead of hanging with him knowing he was doing this damage to himself and not trying to help him. Drugs will kill you kill you in the end. So to those "so called good friends", thank's for not caring enough. love his Mom
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      by Another Mom on Dec 27, 2011 at 06:04 PM in reply to From the Mom
      You are so right. As parents, we do not always know what our adult children are doing. "Friends" are the enablers. It has nothing to do with how you raised your child. If "friends' really cared, they would help. This is no reflection on you. It is a hard pill to swallow...I had to do it with my own son but, "tough love" is the answer. You and your family are in my prayers...
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      by To the mom on Dec 28, 2011 at 06:32 AM in reply to From the Mom
      If you knew he was doing the drugs why didn't you try to help him? Try taking responsibility for your own actions first. Don't put this off on his friends. All of his friends know the way he was raised and the trouble he was always in and never had a parent to turn to.
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        by Anonymous on Dec 28, 2011 at 12:09 PM in reply to To the mom
        Yeap, thinking some 20 year-olds had his best intrest, shows some bad thinking our your part as a parent.
  • by kattwoman Location: Greenville on Dec 27, 2011 at 02:58 PM
    As usual the people who post here always blame one for what the other gets involved in. I have met Avery before and she seemed to be a really nice person but I have to say Matt can't be blamed for anything that Avery has done because Avery is grown with a mind of her own. People make mistakes and now they are going to have pay for them. I hope Avery and Matt learn from their mistakes. They are both young enough to kick this habit and become what they want to be. So all you haters, keep the harsh comments to yourself because I for one don't want to read it. Let's all pray that Avery and Matt will survive this ordeal.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Dec 27, 2011 at 02:27 PM
    Heroin; there's your sign.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 27, 2011 at 01:59 PM
    I actually am good friends with Avery and I am absolutely shocked to see her in here. Yes she can be a partier and probably has done some things that are not right, but I would never imagine this. I also know blake and I am not shocked one bit to see his face up here. That was only a matter of time. I warned her from the day she started dating him. If you lay in a bed with dogs, you're gonna get some fleas! I just hate this for Avery because this makes her look just as bad as he does and more than likely it's HIS drugs, but she got slapped with the consequences because she was dumb enough to let him in her house!!
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Dec 27, 2011 at 02:29 PM in reply to
      You seem to care about her, but she made a very bad decision. It would have just been a matter of time before she became 'like' him. In addition, you say you 'warned her'. Bet she was warned by others too.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 27, 2011 at 02:51 PM in reply to
      If all she does is smoke pot, have a drug test done to prove it but if some H shows up, she'll be screwed.
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        by Anonymous on Dec 28, 2011 at 07:29 AM in reply to
        exactly! I've hung out with her plenty here lately and I never thought she (or he for that matter) were on anything like heroin. I'm not a drug user so unless this is a "new habit" i was completely clueless to it! You think you know your friends until you see something like this! Just wish i had known and possibly could have helped them.
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      by Say What? on Dec 27, 2011 at 03:32 PM in reply to
      I have known Matt since he was a little boy. Avery Blount has been chasing him for years and years and she finally got what she wanted. She has been doing drugs right along with him. She always seems to get off scott free, while he has taken the rap for alot of things because of her. She is not as innocent as she protrays, and her family needs to know this. Hope they both get treatment as both of them truly need it.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 27, 2011 at 11:04 AM
    I don't care what their drug problems are. They both deserve some serious time behind bars.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 27, 2011 at 10:30 AM
    yea the girlfriends daddy is a freakin lawyer, even lawyers dont have their children in check
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      by Anonymous on Dec 28, 2011 at 05:18 PM in reply to
      OMG well I know he is sad.
  • by Help Location: Gville on Dec 27, 2011 at 09:06 AM
    Addiction is a wicked disease. Hope this young man and his girlfriend get the help they need to learn how to live as efficient citzens with their addiction.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 27, 2011 at 02:54 PM in reply to Help
      People with mental problems and drug problems need help while it can still do them some good.
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