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Three arrested in two cases involving weapons, drugs

Left to right: Nyiquez Stafford Eric Lamont Stafford and Christopher Tyshon Wallace (Vinelink photos)

Three men have been arrested by members of the Gun Violence Reduction Unit in Greenville on weapons charges. Two of them are also facing drug charges.

Officers arrested Nyiquez Stafford and Christopher Tyshon Wallace on May 8. Officials said they were patrolling the Winslow Pointe neighborhood in response to a recent shooting. They saw three men smoking marijuana and approached the vehicle where they sat. They found Stafford with a concealed .22 caliber weapon underneath Stafford's seat. It had been reported stolen from Hampton County in Virginia. they also found a book bag belonging to Wallace with one pound of marijuana, digital scales and money.

Stafford and Wallace were arrested and booked at the Pitt County Detention Center.

On May 9, GVRU attempted to stop a vehicle on South Memorial Drive near Reedy Branch Road for a traffic violation. Eric Salvant exited the vehicle and began running away with a bag in his hand. He dropped multiple items before he was caught after a short foot chase. Searching his vehicle, officers found three handguns reported stolen from Bladen County.

Salvant had multiple warrants for arrest including a warrant out of Greene County for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by felon. Salvant, a convicted felon, was charged accordingly and booked into the Pitt County Detention Center under a $907,500 secured bond.

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