Joint investigation nets four arrests in two separate shootings

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – A joint investigation between Greenville police and the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office ended with four people behind bars in two separate area shootings.

Police say tips coming through Crime Stoppers helped bring the investigations to a conclusion and arrests.

Deputies say that they responded to a shooting on N.C. 11 near Jolly Road in the early morning hours of December 9th. According to deputies a car that was driving on N.C. 11 had been hit by bullets several times. The people riding in the car were not injured.

Around 2:30 a.m. that same morning, Greenville police say they responded to a call about a shooting at Sheetz on Whitley Drive. When police arrived they said found a man who had been shot multiple times. He was taken to ECU Health Medical Center with what police said were non-life-threatening injuries. Police say that the suspects had left in a red Charger and a gray Volkswagen.

Police released the information, including photos of the suspects, on December 21st asking for public help to identify them.

According to both police and deputies, Crime Stopper tips helped them link the two shootings and identify the suspects.

Dantavios Parker, 24, of Scotland Neck was charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill, felony conspiracy to commit murder, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Bobby Goods, 26, of Roanoke Rapids was charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill, felony conspiracy to commit murder, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, and felony accessory after the fact.

Caleb Aursby, 19, of Weldon was charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill, felony conspiracy to commit murder, and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.

Avery Hoggard Jr., 21, of Murfreesboro was charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill, felony conspiracy to commit murder, and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle. Hoggard was only charged in the Pitt County case.

A fifth suspect, Ralik Robinson, 24, of Roanoke Rapids, was found dead in Halifax County on January 23, 2024, in an unrelated case.

All four suspects were arrested in Halifax County by the Greenville Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team between January 2, 2024 and February 12, 2024.

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