Judge sets bond at $2 million in Greenville murder case

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - A man is now facing murder and robbery charges after being arrested by police.

Greenville police arrested 21-year-old Javon Howard of Greenville in connection to a homicide on Paris Avenue earlier this month.

Police say on December 1 they were called to a shooting at an apartment on Paris Avenue, that’s where they found 38-year-old Kareem Jenkins with an apparent gunshot wound; he died from his injuries.

Howard is charged with first degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy and has been placed in the Pitt County Detention Center. He requested a court-appointed attorney and a judge set his bond at $2 million. His next court date is December 18th.

Greenville police say additional arrests are forthcoming.