Two suspects are in jail following an early Sunday morning robbery, in which one of the men fired a handgun inside an apartment in Newbern.
Daniel Watson, 38, 999 Newbern-RoEllen Road, and Tony Ivy, 21, 3551 Newbern-RoEllen Road, are both charged with aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery due to the incident, which took place around 2:19 a.m. at 105 West College St. in Newbern.
Newbern Police Department Lt. Rodney Wright stated the two suspects arrived at the residence in a maroon Pontiac Grand Prix and then entered the apartment on West College Street where six people were inside.
As soon as they made their way into the residence, Watson is believed to have fired a round from a handgun, but the bullet did not hit anyone. Ivy left the apartment in the vehicle shortly after their entry, leaving Watson to continue the robbery.
Watson then allegedly stole the wallets from the three males in the apartment and attempted to lock them in the bathroom. He then made his escape on foot. One of the victims was able to call 911 and identify Ivy. He was located by Newbern Police just minutes later at the Flash Market on Highway 77 and taken into custody.
Wright said Ivy gave a confession of his involvement in the robbery. He also added Ivy stated Watson was planning to rob the First-Citizens Bank in Newbern. http://www.stategazette.com/story/1699527.htm...