Feb 052013


Greenville police suspect these two men captured by surveillance cameras downtown on Tuesday night robbed a man on Fifth Street near the East Carolina University campus a short time later.

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Greenville Police Department has arrested two men suspected in the Jan. 29 assault and robbery of a man on walking Fifth Street near ECU’s campus.

Alton Antonio Evely, 20, and Dontavius Cox, 20, were captured by downtown surveillance cameras as they followed the victim east on Fifth Street on the night of the crime.

On Friday, Detective J.A. Baxter of the department’s Major Crimes Unit developed information that identified the men in the video recording, according to a news release issued Monday.

Patrol Officers from B-Platoon located and arrested Evely without incident on Friday afternoon, the news release said.

Officers from the warrant squad located Cox on Saturday near Myrtle Street in Greenville. He was arrested without incident.

Harrison Dean Carter, 20, told officers that two black men wearing all-black clothing and armed with a handgun hit him from behind about 2:40 a.m. Jan. 29 at East Fifth near Summit Street. They stole $35 cash and a $300 phone.

He told police the men had followed him from downtown. A review of surveillance recordings show two men matching the description at a street corner casing possible victims then following Carter.

Both men are charged with one count each of robbery with a dangerous weapon, the release said. Each was jailed under $100,000 secured bond.

Evely has prior arrests for felony larceny, possession of stolen goods, misdemeanor larceny and probation violations, the release said.

Dontavius Cox has one prior arrest for disorderly conduct.

via The Daily Reflector.


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