Statutory rape suspect arrested in Pitt County

Greenville, Pitt County - Pitt County deputies have arrested Michael Poore, 32, of Greenville and charged him with the rape of a minor.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a sexual assault Saturday around 1:30 p.m. in a western section of Pitt County.

A family member called 911 after the discovery. Michael Poore, 32, of 1211 Davenport Street in Greenville fled the residence on foot. He was an acquaintance and guest of the family.

Deputies spent Saturday afternoon tracking Poore, and around 5 p.m., he was located and arrested.

Poore has been charged with statutory rape of a 13, 14 or 15-year-old girl according to investigators.  Poore also had outstanding arrest warrants from Carteret, Gaston, and Mecklenburg counties.

The Mecklenburg County warrants charged him with interfering with emergency communications, false imprisonment, communicating threats and assault on a female. Gaston and Carteret counties each had a warrant charging him with obtaining property by false pretense.

He was placed under a $1,025,000 secured bond in the Pitt County Detention Center.

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