Pitt County Sheriff's Office
Pitt County Sheriff's Office

Pitt County Sheriff's Office

Pitt County Sheriff's Office

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Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 
 

For Immediate Release:

April 4, 2012

 

Three Arrested in Triple Homicide 

 

 

Sheriff Neil Elks announced this morning that three individuals have been arrested in the armed robbery and murders which occurred at the Hustle Mart in Farmville on April 1. 

 

Antwan Andre Anthony, 29, of Bethel; Xavier Montel Shamble, 19, of Farmville; and a Farmville juvenile where brought in late last night for questioning.  Around 10:00 this morning,    all three were charged with three courts of Murder.

 

Anthony is also charged with three counts of first-degree kidnapping; three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon; conspiracy to commit robbery; possession of a firearm by a felon; and possession of stolen goods.  He is in the Pitt County Detention Center under no bond.   

 

Additional charges for Shamble are first-degree kidnapping; three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon; conspiracy to commit robbery; and possession of a firearm by a felon. He is in the Pitt County Detention Center under no bond. 

 

Also, in addition to the murder charges, the juvenile is charged with first-degree kidnapping; three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon; and conspiracy to commit robbery.  He remains in the Pitt County Juvenile Facility.

 

“After a physically and emotionally exhausting week, we are so thankful to have these individuals in our custody,” Sheriff Elks stated.  “Thank you to the men and women who have worked around the clock since Sunday evening and to the community and Crime Stoppers for playing such a valuable role in their capture.”

 

First appearance  for the suspects will be tomorrow morning at 8:00 at the Pitt County Detention Center.

 

The investigation is ongoing.

 

 

For Further Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6517



Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 
 

For Immediate Release:

March 26, 2012

 

Update: Assault at Hope Middle School

 

On Monday, March 19, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a sexual assault at Hope Middle School located at 2995 Mills Road, Greenville.

 

At 2:30, a teacher reported that a 12 year old female had been assaulted in the girls’ restroom around that same time.  A team of detectives with the PCSO were on the scene within minutes.  Evidence was collected, as well as surveillance video.

 

The victim was transported to the Tedi Bear Children’s Advocacy Center.

 

After a thorough investigation, and with the cooperation of school officials, it has been determined that the incident did not occur.

 

The juvenile is remorseful that her actions caused such panic with school officials and the community, and created questions about the safety of our schools.  However, she does understand the consequences of such allegations. 

 

Due to the extreme nature of the accusations, detectives are conferring with juvenile services to determine the appropriate actions that will be taken against the juvenile for filing this false report.

 

 

For Further Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6517



Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 

For Immediate Release:

March 11, 2012

  

North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association

Sheriffs’ Leadership Institute Graduates 36

  

Pitt County Sheriff Redding Neil Elks, graduated on March 9 from the Sheriffs’ Leadership Institute. This training, sponsored by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association was funded through a grant from the Governor’s Crime Commission.

Thirty-six sheriffs from across the state received their certificates at a ceremony held at the William and Ida Friday Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Guest speaker, Hero Dave Sanderson, from “Miracle on the Hudson” addressed the audience of 400 guest and state officials.

Attorney General Roy Cooper also spoke about the responsibility of the position.  “Your Office of Sheriff is the most powerful position in your respective county,” he said.  “You will help people, you will serve people, and with your office, you will save lives.”

The Sheriffs’ Leadership Institute consisted of four one-week training programs conducted over a period of two years.  The first two weeks were designed primarily for newly-elected sheriffs and provided specific technical skills necessary to assume the Office of Sheriff.  The second two weeks were designed for all sheriffs to further their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the leadership and management of the office.

The Institute is a national model and provided leadership and technical training, specifically designed for sheriffs, like no other training in the United States.

The Association Headquarters is located in Raleigh.  Edmond W. Caldwell, Jr. serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. 

 Graduation_1

Pictured in the attachment from left to right:  Scott Parker, US Marshal Director of Eastern NC District;  Neil Elks, Sheriff of Pitt County;  Jason Reid, Chief-Deputy of Lincoln County;  Dave Sanderson, "Miracle on the Hudson";  and Roy Cooper, Attorney General of North Carolina.

Christy Wallace
Public Information Director
Pitt County Sheriff's Office
252-902-6517


Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 

For Immediate Release:

March 1, 2012

 

Investigation Leads to Arrest

 


On February 29, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Levi Spencer, 55, of 204 Pine Street in Greenville. A drug complaint led to an investigation which began last week.

 

When arrested at the intersection of Dickinson Avenue and Hooker Road, Spencer possessed 80 dosage units of Oxycodone with a street value of $640.

 

Spencer’s charges included Level III Trafficking Opium/Heroin; and Maintaining a Vehicle for the Sale of Controlled Substances.

 

“Prescription drug abuse continues to increase,” stated Sheriff Neil Elks.  “I am hoping that the new law that went into effect today will assist law enforcement agencies in combating  this epidemic.”

 

Spencer also had two outstanding warrants for Worthless Checks.  He remains in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $201,000 secured bond.

 

For mug shots, please call the Pitt County Detention Center.

 

      

For More Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6517


Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 

For Immediate Release:

February 6, 2012

 

Kidnapping and Assault Suspect Found in Dunn

Michael Anthony Dixon, 27, of Mozingo Road in Greenville, has been arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in Dunn near Interstate 95.  Dixon is wanted by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office for kidnapping and assaulting his girlfriend on January 20.

Dixon’s felony charges from Pitt County include: Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury;  Possession of a Firearm by a Felon; Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine;  Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana; Maintaining a Dwelling Place for Sale of Cocaine; Common Law Robbery; and First-degree Kidnapping.

He is being held in the Harnett County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond for Pitt County, and a $35,000 secured bond related to an alleged drug charge in Harnett County.

The victim had been assaulted and had multiple burns on her body.  She was transported to Vidant Medical Center by Bell Arthur EMS where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

Dixon had fled the scene of the kidnapping and assault by vehicle before deputies arrived.  He has an extensive criminal history.

Mug shots are available from the Pitt County Detention Center at 252-902-2800.

For Further Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6517



Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 

For Immediate Release:

February 3, 2012

 

 

Mother and Daughter Arrested
  
On February 2, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested a mother and her daughter for selling their controlled prescription narcotics.  This comes just two days after an unrelated arrest of a father and his son for the same charges.

  

Layden Kempton Odum, 55, of 111 B Breezewood Dr. Greenville is charged with Possession With Intent to Sell and Deliver.

  

Katherine Layden Odum, 21, of 111 B Breezewood Dr. Greenville is charged with two charges of Possession With Intent to Sell and Deliver for an incident in February, as well as September, 2011.

 

A total of 61 dosage units were seized at a street value of $910.

 

Both were taken to the Pitt County Detention Center and placed under a $10,000 unsecured bond.
 

For Further Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6517



Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 

For Immediate Release:

February 3, 2012

 

Father and Son for Trafficking Heroin and Opium

 

On January 31, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested a father and his son for selling controlled prescription narcotics.  This arrest is the result of a three month investigation by the narcotics unit.

 

Eugene Hamilton, DOB 3/3/1938, of 1680 Toms Trail in Greenville and Floyd Timothy Hamilton, DOB 12/29/1959, of 6122 NC 33East, Grimesland are both charged with Trafficking Heroin and Opium; and Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver.

 

Both were taken to the Pitt County Detention Center. The father’s secured bond was set at $50,000 and the son’s was set at $150,000 secured.

 

For Further Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6517


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