FOUR OAKS – Police say the assault and robbery of a school student appears to be a random. On Monday, December 6th, the juvenile was walking in the 600 block of Camellia Drive when two men assaulted, struck and robbed the teenage victim.
The juvenile reported his backpack containing his school supplies, laptop and a cell phone were stolen. The juvenile and his father reported to the incident minutes later at the Four Oaks Police Department.
Based on the description of the two suspects and the vehicle they were operating, officers located a car matching the description in the parking lot of Roy Dunn’s convenience store. Police Detective W.T. Throckmorton said after making contact with the two occupants in the car they fled on foot.
With the assistance of the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, police and deputies captured one suspect on Austin Street. A K-9 tracked the second suspect several miles to Ronnie Parker’s Country Store on US 701 where he was apprehended.
Detective Throckmorton said all the stolen property, with the exception of the cell phone, was recovered.
Christpher Kittrell, age 21, an absconder from probation, and Bryant Jones, age 24, both of Four Oaks, were charged with common law robbery and conspiracy to commit common law robbery. They were held on $100,000 bonds each.
Bryant allegedly admitted during questioning they saw the student walking alone and decided to rob him. The juvenile was evaluated for minor injuries, after being punched several times with a closed fist, but was not transported to the hospital.
Police said the juvenile was under age 16. They did not disclose which school he attended.
Additional charges against the two suspects has not been ruled out.