Homeless man charged in two attempted store robberies

BETHEL, N.C. (WITN) – A homeless man has been arrested for two attempted store robberies, one in Bethel and the other in Greenville.

Arrest warrants show that Reveaon Sutton has been charged with the attempted robbery at Nick’s Food Mart on Washington Street in Bethel.

That attempted robbery happened on March 21st.

Deputies have already charged 34-year-old Tairina Spellman, 24-year-old Nicholas Bullock, and 44-year-old Reginald Gorham with the attempted robbery.

The 51-year-old Sutton was arrested Sunday for attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and assault by pointing a gun.

Deputies have also charged the man with conspiracy to commit armed robbery against Bethel Hardware

Greenville police have also charged Sutton with the attempted armed robbery of the Family Dollar on Easy Street. The crime happened back on February 11th and the man is also charged with felony conspiracy and assault by pointing a gun in the case.

Greenville police said their officers and deputy sheriffs routinely meet to share notes on cases and they determined that Sutton was responsible for both attempted robberies.

Police say security footage and interviews played a crucial role in solving the case.

Sutton, who is homeless, turned himself in on Sunday and was jailed on a $500,000 bond.