Man wanted in pair of violent home invasions arrested

Steven Hunter (Courtesy of Pitt County Sheriff's Office)

GREENVILLE, Pitt County - A man wanted in a pair of home invasions that saw one homeowner shot and another woman raped has been arrested, the Pitt County Sheriff's Office reported Friday.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop Thursday night near the intersection of Arlington Boulevard and Red banks Road in Greenville. Steven Hunter was inside the vehicle and had a handgun in his waistband, according to PCSO.

Hunter, 24, and three other men, who were all arrested in January, are suspected of committing two home invasions in 2015 - one where a home owner was shot in the arm, and another where a female victim was raped.

Hunter, an Ayden resident, is charged with two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, two counts of first degree burglary, and carrying a concealed weapon.

He is being held in the Pitt County Detention Center on a $1 million bond.

Brandon Taylor, Nathaniel Copeland Jr., and Dequan Boone were all arrested in January and face similar charges, plus kidnapping and rape. All three are being held in the Pitt County Detention Center on high bond amounts.


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