Man arrested, 2 other suspects sought in armed robbery in Greenville


One man has been arrested and deputies are looking for two other suspects that are believed to be involved in an armed robbery reported at a business in Greenville early Thursday morning.

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to JIA Sweepstakes located at 5347 N.C. 43 in Greenville in reference to an armed robbery and a shooting reported on Thursday around 3:16 a.m.

Deputies arrived on the scene and said that a clerk at the business had been shot during the armed robbery. 

The clerk was transported by EMS to Vidant Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

He was later treated and released.

An investigation showed that Paul E. Addison, 24, of Greenville, was involved in the case.

Addison has been arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

He was sent to the Pitt County Detention Center under a $100,000 bond. 

Deputies are looking for two more individuals who are believed to have been involved in the crime.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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