Man charged in robbery spree near Campbell University
Posted January 19, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
Lillington, N.C. — A Rocky Mount man was arrested early Tuesday in connection with two Monday night robberies near Campbell University, authorities said.
Two women told Harnett County deputies that they were held at gunpoint at a residence in the 100 block of Gregory Circle in Lillington at about 8 p.m. and were robbed of their cellphones. They said they believed the masked man who robbed them, who was wearing a camouflage jacket and dark pants and carrying a "long gun," might have left in a white sedan.
Less than two hours later, deputies responded to an apartment in the 100 block of Lindsey Court in Lillington, where a man said that a masked man wearing a camouflage jacket and dark pants robbed him and a woman of their cellphones. The robber had a rifle with a scope, the man told deputies.
Campbell officials issued a campus alert about the robberies, warning students to use caution when answering their apartment or dorm doors.
At about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, a suspicious white Acura was reported leaving a McDonald's in Lillington and heading toward Buies Creek. Deputies stopped a car matching that description on Main Street in Buies Creek and found a man matching the description of the robber.
Deputies later searched a residence in Buies Creek and found a ski mask, a white glove and a weapon matching the description of the one used in the robberies, authorities said.
Trevon Deandre Rice, 19, was charged with possession of a gun on school property, first-degree burglary, second-degree kidnapping, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, assault by pointing a gun and communicating threats. He was being held without bond in the Harnett County jail.