The Greenville Police Department has made an arrest in a carjacking which occured at the Copper Beech Townhomes subdivision shortly before midnight on Wednesday.
According to a press release from GPD, the victim said he was approached after getting out of his car by a male who pointed a gun at him and demanded his keys.
The victim complied with the suspect’s demands, according to the release, and ran to a nearby apartment to call 911. Officers then responded to the scene.
On Thursday, a GPD officer on patrol spotted the stolen car pulling out of the Camelot Inn parking lot, at 2828 S. Memorial Dr., and attempted to stop the car.
According to the release, a car chase ensued and the suspect eventually struck a curb while trying to pull into the Cracker Barrel parking lot, at 710 SW Greenville Blvd. GPD said the suspect then got out of the car and was pursued by officers on foot.
During a search of the suspect, Abyjah Moses, 17, officers found cocaine in his possession. Moses also discarded a handgun during the foot pursuit, which the officers later recovered, according to the release.
GPD said Moses is facing numerous charges, including robbery with a dangerous weapon, larceny of a motor vehicle, felony flee to elude arrest, as well as additional drug and weapons violations. According to the release, more charges are possible.
Moses also had six outstanding felony warrants at the time of his arrest, according to the release. He was booked in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond.