Trio arrested in convenience store robbery

Published 9:35 am Tuesday, December 5, 2023

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WINTON – Three men from Ahoskie were arrested for the roles they played in the armed robbery of a convenience store here Nov. 26.

Trevon Freeman

In a separate case, one of the three faces charges for breaking and entering and larceny of items from a Winton residence the same day.

Hertford County Sheriff Dexter Hayes identified the trio as 20-year-old Trevon M. Freeman, 20-year-old Jordan T. Wynn, and 21-year-old Zackyer T. Jenkins, all of Ahoskie.

Freeman was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and common law robbery, both felonies, as well as two counts of assault by pointing a gun, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors. He was also cited for operating a vehicle without a license and exceeding the posted speed.

Jordan Wynn

Freeman was jailed under a $150,000 secured bond.

Jenkins was charged with common law robbery and accessory after the fact. He was jailed under a $20,000 secured bond.

Wynn’s charge for the convenience store heist was common law robbery.

The charges against the three men stem from the robbery of the Winton Stop & Go, a convenience store located at the intersection of NC 45 and Old U.S. 13.

Hayes said that Hertford County Communications received a call at 9:52 p.m. on Nov. 26 regarding the armed robbery of the Stop & Go. Deputies responded and found that one black male entered the store, armed with a handgun, shortly before closing time.

“The suspect took the cash and coins from the register,” said Hayes. “The suspect then demanded the clerk to open the safe. The clerk stated the safe was empty and then showed that to the suspect. The suspect then ran out of the store.”

Hayes noted that although the robber was dressed in all black and wearing a mask, deputies were able to recognize the suspect and his voice.

After leaving the store, deputies went to the area of

Freeman’s residence on NC 461 and stopped the vehicle he was driving due to traffic violations.

Upon further investigation, deputies developed probable cause to charge Freeman with armed robbery.

Zackyer Jenkins

Hayes added that deputies were also able to speak with witnesses and during the course of their investigation, Wynn and Jenkins were charged with the robbery.

On Nov. 28, deputies executed a search warrant at Wynn’s residence on VIP Road in Ahoskie in reference to the armed robbery. While collecting evidence for that investigation, Hayes said deputies found items reported stolen Nov. 26 from a residence on Murfree Street in Winton.

“The victim at that residence reported someone entered the home through a window and searched the residence, taking several items and left through the front door,” Hayes stated.

Once the investigation was completed, deputies charged Wynn with the break in on Murfree Street. For that crime, Wynn was charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, and three counts of possession of stolen property, all felonies. He was additionally charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction.

Wynn’s secured bond for both crimes totaled $30,000.

Hayes thanked the North Carolina State Highway Patrol for their assistance with the armed robbery case. He also thanked the Ahoskie Police Department for their assistance with the execution of the search warrant at the residence on VIP Road.