Kinston Police arrest suspect in vehicle theft

KINSTON, LENOIR COUNTY - Kinston Police said they have arrested one of the suspects in a vehicle theft.

Jaquan Marchel Koonce is charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, resist obstruct and delay, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia. He was placed in the Lenoir County jail under a secured bond.

According to investigators, Kooce stole a grey 2003 Ford Expedition from Greenbriar Road Tuesday at about 9 a.m. Seven hours later, the vehicle was found on New Street.

According to investigators, Koonce was arrested thanks to a tip from someone who saw media coverage of the crime.

Police are still searching for the second suspect. Anyone with information on the suspects' identities is asked to call Det. James Webb at (252) 939-3195 or Kinston Police at 252-939-3160.


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