Deputies: Pair arrested for armed cigar heist

AYDEN, PITT COUNTY - Deputies have arrested a man and a woman for allegedly stealing hundreds of dollars and dozens of cartons of cigars.

According to investigators, 33-year-old Reginald Devon Gorham and 22-year-old Ashley Rose Duzan, both of Winterville, robbed $400 in cash and 40 cartons of cigars from Dana Langston. The robbery happened on Monday at 1633 E. Hanrahan Rd. in Ayden, deputies said.

A witness said Gorham threatened to use a handgun and kill everyone at the scene if 911 was called.

Gorham and Duzan drove away, but were later arrested, deputies said. Both suspects were charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, and were being held at the Pitt County Detention Center under $50,000 secured bonds.

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