Greenville Police officers responded to a reported armed robbery at Sterling Pointe apartments on Wednesday morning April 4, at about 5:40 a.m.
Officer M.T. McKnight met the reporting person, Kristopher Jackson near building 3940. Jackson reported that he had just been robbed of $1,150 by somebody he knew as “Rocko.”
Jackson told the officer that he was at home and had received a phone call from a friend requesting a ride from downtown Greenville to Sterling Pointe, and that Jackson had provided the ride. Jackson told the officer that he had known this friend for approximately 3 years, but that he did not know what the friend’s real name was.
Jackson further reported that when he and his mystery friend arrived at Sterling Pointe, a man named “Rocko” got into the backseat of his car. “Rocko” then pointed a silver handgun at Jackson and robbed him of his money. When questioned further, Jackson could not provide the officer with the telephone number for his friend, or say exactly where his friend went after the robbery.
Officer McKnight continued to interview Jackson and noted several inconsistent statements from him. Jackson changed his account of the events several times. Officer McKnight conducted a computerized records check, where he found that Jackson was wanted for 2 counts of Failure to Appear in court on drug charges in Guilford County.
Officer McKnight arrested Jackson on the outstanding warrants from Guilford County. Jackson was jailed under a $50 cash bond at the Pitt County Detention Center.