Christmas morning robbery suspects identified, remain at large

Published 2:01 pm Friday, March 25, 2016

The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office in the early hours of Christmas morning received a call of a home invasion in the 25000 block of Tennessee Road in Adams Grove. Five armed men in masks entered the residence and forced a woman and her daughter into a bedroom and stole presents, cash and credit cards.

One man, Jarvis Allen Holley, 25, of Murfreesboro, North Carolina, was pursued by deputies into the Tar Heel State, where officers deployed spike strips to force his vehicle to a stop. He was charged with misdemeanor eluding, felony burglary or home invasion, felony grand larceny, felony abduction and felony use of a firearm.

The four other suspects remained unidentified until Friday, when Major Gene H. Drewery, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, announced that warrants were outstanding for Derrick Edwards, 35, of Conway, North Carolina; Timothy Cherry, 29, of Woodland, North Carolina; and Antwoine Vaughan, 30, of Spring Lake, North Carolina. They have each been charged with abduction, burglary, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony and eluding police.

Another man, A.J. Britt, 24, of Como, North Carolina, was arrested this week in connection to the robbery. He is being held in Winton, North Carolina, where he awaits extradition to Virginia on the aforementioned charges.

“[The] Hertford County Sheriff’s Office and Murfreesboro Police Department’s investigators have greatly contributed to the success of this investigation,” Drewery said in a press release.