A tip from a good Samaritan helped Greenville police make a swift arrest.
Around 5:30 this morning Greenville communications got a call from someone driving past Cornerstone Church on Allen Street. The caller told dispatchers that someone was in the process of stealing the tires off a car in the parking lot of the church. The caller was able to give a detailed description of the suspect’s car, including a license plate number. Officers were able to trace the license plate number to a James Taylor, 33, of Greenville. They found the stolen tires and rims inside Taylor’s residence. Taylor, a convicted felon, was also in possession of a shotgun.
Taylor was arrested and charged with larceny of motor vehicle parts, possession of stolen goods/property and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was booked in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.