CAPTURED: Armed robbery suspect accused of running from police


KINSTON, Lenoir County - Kinston Police say a man ran from them before he was arrested. That suspect is accused in a violent armed robbery case.

On Wednesday at approximately 3:07 p.m., members of the Kinston Police Department responded to the report of an armed robbery at 301 Summit Avenue at the Grainger Hill Apartments. Upon arrival, officers were told by the victim, Barbara Dudley, someone knocked on her door and when she opened the door a man pointed a gun at her and demanded money.

The suspect then pushed Dudley to the ground and entered the apartment. Dudley told officers she got up and gave the suspect money from her purse. The suspect told Dudley he would kill her before leaving her apartment. Investigators were called to the scene.

On Thursday police obtained surveillance video which captured the suspect departing the scene on a bicycle. At approximately 5:24 p.m. on Thursday an officer stopped a subject matching the description of the suspect at East Street and Lewis Lane in Kinston.

The subject ran from the officer, according to police. Police also say after a short foot chase, the subject was taken in to custody. The suspect, Steven Wilson, DOB-09/21/1999, was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony breaking and entering, and assault on a female.

During the search of Wilson's residence, 129 South Adkin St., Kinston, a daisy Powerline BB handgun, used in the robbery, was discovered.

Wilson was also charged with resist obstruct and delay, simple possession of schedule VI (marijuana), and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was placed in the Lenoir County Jail under a $751,000.00 secured bond.

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