The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Department arrested two men Friday night and they are searching for three more in a robbery case that happened at a home on Highway N.C. 33 between Tarboro and Leggett.
According to a news release by the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Department, the robbery took place at a house in Jerry's Village Mobile Home Park on Highway N.C. 33 between Tarboro and Leggett on Aug. 13. The news release stated that five suspects entered the house of an elderly man and assaulted him, tied him up and put him in a closet. The suspect allegedly took the victim's wallet, which had a large amount of cash in it and they also stole two firearms and they fled on foot.
For two of those suspects, their run came to a halt on Friday when deputies arrested Demetrius Darrell Burgess, 23, 5754 Highway N.C. 33 and Dayton Deevious Staton, 23, 144 Booth Lane in connection with the robbery. They both were charged with breaking and entering, kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, larceny of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm. Burgess was arrested and placed in Edgecombe County Detention Center under a $20,000 bond. Staton had two additional charges added which were two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His bond was set at $100,000.
Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight said at least one of the suspects lived near the victim and they may have known him personally.
Investigators recovered one of the victim's firearms along with two more stolen firearms that were reported stolen by the Rocky Mount Police Department and Tarboro Police Department.
The sheriff's office is continuing its investigation in the case and more arrests are pending.