Two charged in connection with Greenville pastor's death
Posted September 15, 2012
Updated September 16, 2012
Greenville, N.C. — Two Greenville men were arrested Saturday in connection with the August murder of a Pitt County pastor, police said.
According to police, Tyrell Deltwon Artis, 20, and Shamel Rayvon Brown, 22, shot and killed James Alan Carr on Aug. 20 during an attempted robbery at his home.
Carr, who also served as a van driver for Pitt Community College, was home with his wife, Vickie Carr, when they heard a sound by the back door. James Carr went to investigate and crossed paths with a burglar, who shot him at least once.
Carr was taken to Vidant Medical Center, where he died a few hours later.
Artis and Brown were charged Saturday with one count each of first-degree murder and one count each of first-degree burglary. They were in the Pitt County jail without bond.
Police said Saturday that Artis, who they believe shot Carr, was arrested without incident. Brown was already in jail on unrelated charged at the time of his arrest Saturday, police said.