Two suspects were charged today with first degree kidnapping after the use of Greenville’s street cameras aided to identify the men who abducted a 20-year-old female early Friday morning.
According to Greenville Police Department (GPD) press release, Joshua Tyrell Worsley, 27, and Cornelius Abdul Langley, 33, were arrested after GPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team and Special Victims Unit and the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office were able to identify them.
Both suspects were booked in the Pitt County Detention Center today and were charged with first degree kidnapping, according to the press release. Worsley was charged with attempted second degree sex offense, the press release said.
On Friday morning around 2:30 a.m., GPD officers responded to an abduction at the intersection of Arlington Boulevard and Memorial Drive, according to the press release. The victim escaped the two suspects, with the help of her friends who were able to keep in contact with her via text message, and was waiting for police at a gas station nearby.
The victim was reported to be walking home from downtown Greenville before being “lured into a car by two unknown males,” according to the press release.
“As she was riding in the car, one of the suspects groped the victim and tried to sexually assault her. The victim was able to communicate with friends via text message throughout the entire ordeal and provided key information which allowed them to track her movements. The friends followed the vehicle until it eventually came to a stop outside the Camelot Inn, located at 2828 S. Memorial Drive. Once confronted by the victims’ friends, the suspects released the victim from the car and drove away from the scene,” according to the press release.
The 20-year-old victim’s name has not been released due to the “sexual nature” of the crime.
According to the press release, the information the victim provided to GPD aided in the arrest of the abductors. If an individual finds themselves to be a victim of a crime, being observant and able to provide descriptions of suspects, vehicles and locations is crucial, the press release said.