Men arrested after almost hitting police with their car
FARMVILLE, Pitt County - Two Farmville natives were arrested after almost hitting police officers with their car.
On Sunday, October 29, at 1:42 a.m. the Pitt County Sheriff's Office responded to the Farmville Country Club to assist Farmville Police with a large disruptive crowd.
Once the crowd was dispersed, deputies were standing in the area, when a vehicle came very close to hitting them. The deputies stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver, Solomon Alves, and passenger, Melvin Joyner, for offenses found during the traffic stop.
On Monday, October 30, at 12:23 a.m. the Pitt County Sheriff's Office received a call from Soloman Alves who made certain comments toward one of the arresting duties, that caused him to been arrested once again for intimidating a states witness. Deputies also found more marijuana on Alves during his second arrest. Alves, 25, has been charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a vehicle for purpose of selling drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of firearm by felon.
Joyner, 27, has been charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession of firearm by felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a vehicle for purpose of selling drugs. Joyner was also served warrants for failure to appear on older charges. These include resisting public officer, second degree trespass, larceny, possession of firearm by felon, possession of a gun with altered serial number, two counts of felony probation violation, speeding and possession of marijuana.
Both Alves and Joyner are being held at Pitt County Detention Center. Alves was put on a $75,000 secured bond for his original charges. After his second arrest, he was put on a $250,000 secured bond. Joyner faces a $186,000 secured bond.