June crime nets third arrest

Published 12:46 am Saturday, August 21, 2010

POWELLSVILLE – A third person allegedly involved in an incident here June 10 has been incarcerated.

Bertie County Sheriff John Holley reported Friday afternoon his officers arrested Aree Jerome Lovings, 19, of Boston, Massachusetts in connection with an alleged armed robber,y which occurred at the RGS No. 5 convenience store.

On that afternoon, a Chevrolet Blazer plowed into the former Red Apple store, located at the intersection of U.S. 13 and N.C. 42. Two men exited the vehicle and one fled on foot.

Officers later learned that a male entered a vehicle at the gas pumps of the store and allegedly pulled a gun to rob the driver.

“The suspect apparently did not shut the door and the driver panicked, took off and tried to throw the other person out of the car,” Sheriff Holley said at the time. “He then lost control of the vehicle and it ran through the station.”

No one was injured in the incident and the suspect fled on foot, jumped into a vehicle and sped away.

Further investigation has led officers to believe another man – Lovings – allegedly pulled a gun outside the vehicle during the attempted robbery.

Later in June, the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jammelah Al-Raggad, 19, and Marcus Antonio Logan, 22, both of Edenton, and charged them in the incident.

Logan was charged with attempted armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and assault by pointing a gun. Al-Raggad was charged with aiding and abetting attempted armed robbery.

Sheriff Holley said Lovings was in jail in Pasquotank County when he was delivered to Bertie County to face the charges that had been filed against him. Those charges include attempted armed robbery and assault by pointing a gun.

Lovings appeared in Bertie County Superior Court August 9 and is in the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail under a $150,000 secured bond.

“I am pleased with the work of our detectives in this case,” Sheriff Holley said. “They did a good job and didn’t let it go.”

In an unrelated matter, Logan is now facing charges of attempted murder in Perquimans County.

According to the Perquimans Weekly, Logan was one of three Edenton men who were charged when a Georgia man was shot in a Winfall subdivision.

Logan, Lamar Privott and Nathaniel Bowers are each charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and armed robbery with a dangerous weapon for the incident, which occurred on June 13, just days after the alleged Powellsville crime.