Four teenagers from the Twin Counties were arrested early Sunday morning and charged in connection with a Greenville armed robbery.
Greenville police Sgt. Robert Burns said investigators have obtained warrants against a fifth suspect, Quatavious Arnez Hunter, 19, who already was on Rocky Mount’s Top 10 Most Wanted List for assault, robbery and break-in related charges.
Isaiah Anthony Whitaker, 18, of Nashville, Evelyn Johneshia Davis, 19, of Castalia and Rocky Mount residents Monques Dontrell Austin, 18, and Brianna Fawn Lyon, 18, were charged with felony counts of attempted first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and kidnapping. Whitaker and Austin also were charged with felony conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. All four suspects were jailed in Nash County without bond.
The five teens are accused of robbing a 22-year-old they met at a Greenville nightclub. Burns said Lyon and Davis met the victim, Demarcus Black, on April 15 at The Phoenix nightclub in downtown Greenville.
“Black says they decided to hang out together after the club closed, so they picked him up and he rode around with them,” according to a press release. “He says the two girls pulled the vehicle over and stopped at the corner of Monroe Street and Greensprings Drive. Black says he was then approached by four suspects, two of them were armed with handguns.”
Lyon and Davis allegedly told Black to get out of the car, but when he got out and began running away, one of the suspects shot him in the leg. The suspects stole his wallet and cellphone before fleeing the area, police said. A witness discovered Black about 20 minutes later and called 911, according to the press release.
Black was treated and released from Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
Burns said investigators identified the suspects based on the victim’s description and video footage from downtown Greenville. The investigation into the case is ongoing and additional charges on additional suspects could be forthcoming, Burns said.
Anyone with information on the incident or on Hunter’s whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.