GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY - An ECU student is among two people charged for allegedly breaking into several units at a Greenville apartment complex.
According to the Greenville Police Department, ECU student Christopher Martin, 20, and Jamal Rico Spell, 23, broke into several units at the Wilson Acres apartment complex between Dec. 12 and Dec. 27.
The suspects broke through a back kitchen window in each of the incidents, and stole electronics and cash, investigators said.
Both suspects live at the apartment complex, said police.
Faith Wokoma and her family were some of the victims of the break-ins. "Tablets that we had were gone, some cash that we actually had for our son, people had given him and we were gonna get ready to open up like, a Gerber account," she said, speaking about her 9-month-old, Jo-Jo.
Wokoma says her and her husband knew Martin, who lived only two doors down from them. Her husband "wanted to make sure that he was in contact with them and talked to them for that purpose, of us watching out for each other." She says when she found out, it was "just really disappointing 'cause we've talked to them and they know we have a baby."
The Wokoma's, and the rest of the victims, may not have been the only ones who were deceived. Records show Martin was also the victim of a burglary. The suspect is his alleged accomplice, Spell.
Spell has been charged with four counts of felony breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering.
Martin has been charged with one count of felony breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering.
According to detectives, tips from Crime Stoppers helped lead to the arrests.
Police said a third suspect, 21-year-old Jack Allen Ellis, of Raeford, is still at large. Warrants are out for his arrest.
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