Police: Kinston man jumped from car to get away from robber
Posted October 23, 2013
Kinston, N.C. — A Kinston man jumped from his moving car Tuesday night to escape a knife-wielding man demanding money, police said.
Jeremy Sutton told police that he was pulling up to a friend's residence on Old Snow Hill Road shortly before 10 p.m. when a man with a knife opened the passenger door, climbed in and demanded money. When Sutton told him he didn't have any, he told police, the man ordered him to drive to a BB&T branch on West Vernon Avenue and withdraw money.
As the car approached the bank, Sutton said, he jumped from the car, which then crashed into the bank, and ran to a nearby gas station to call for help. The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office brought in a K-9 team to track the robber, who ran off when the car crashed, police said.
Ralph Dunn, 23, was arrested near Northwest Elementary School and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree kidnapping. He was being held Wednesday in the Lenoir County jail under a $150,000 bond.