2 charged in armed robbery in Greenville


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) Two men have been charged for an armed robbery in Greenville that occurred in January.

On January 15, at approximately 1:40 a.m. deputies from the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to J I A Sweepstakes, located at 5347 N.C. 43 N. in Greenville regarding a report about an armed robbery with shots fired. 

Three offenders were involved in this incident.

18-year-old Tyv Jones of Greenville was arrested in Hampton, Va in January with the assistance of the NC SBI Fugitive Task Force, Greenville Police Department Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, and FBI Charlotte and Norfolk Field Divisions. 

Jones transported back to North Carolina and placed into the Pitt County Detention Center under a $5,027,000 bond.

He was charged with:

  • Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon
  • Conspiracy to Commit Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon
  • 6 Counts- Attempted 1st Degree Murder
  • 10 Counts- Second Degree kidnapping
  • Discharging a Weapon Into Occupied Property

Jones was also served existing warrants for:

  • Interfering With an Electronic Monitoring Device
  • Injury to Personal Property
  • Carrying a Concealed Firearm
  • Possession of a Handgun by a Minor

25-year-old Milton Sneed of Bethel was arrested in Bethel on April 1 by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville Police department, and SBI Fugitive Task Force Violent Criminal Apprehension Team.

Sneed was placed into the Pitt County Detention Center under a $10,000,000 bond.

He was charged with:

  • Robbery with a dangerous weapon
  • Conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon
  • Six counts- attempted 1st-degree murder
  • 10 Counts- second-degree kidnapping
  • Discharging a weapon into occupied property

24-year-old Paul E. Addison was arrested in Janaury and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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

When deputies arrived on the scene 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.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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