Arrest made in violent home invasion in Grimesland

Marvin Ramirez (Courtesy of Pitt County Sheriff's Office)

One man is under arrest and the investigation continues into a violent home invasion that occurred Tuesday in Grimesland.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a call in the 600 block of Frank Evans Lane in Grimesland on Tuesday, after it was reported that three men wearing masks armed with baseball bats and a rifle attacked a resident sitting on a front porch.

According to PCSO, the suspects beat the victim and demanded money, entering the home and taking $1,000.

The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics but refused to be taken to a hospital for further treatment.

PCSO announced Wednesday it arrested Marvin Ramirez, 27, of Greenville, charging him with armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, 2nd degree burglary and 1st degree kidnapping. He also had a warrant for his arrest for failure to appear for outstanding possession of drug paraphernalia and traffic offenses.

He was booked into the Pitt County Detention Center on a $479,000 secured bond. PCSO says more arrests are expected in the case.

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