UPDATE – Merrit Home Invasion 911 Calls Released

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Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Chris Davis





Moses Ellis Tolvert III

Moses Ellis Tolvert III

On Saturday, October 10, 2015, at approximately 3:00 am, Deputies with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a home invasion at 3057 Trent Road in Merritt NC. Upon arrival Deputies found a male subject shot inside the residence. Emergency personnel arrived on scene and pronounced the male subject deceased. The deceased male was identified as Moses Ellis TOLVERT III, of Havelock NC, DOB 11-03-1979.

Investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office and Agents with The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation were called in to investigate the incident. Investigators and Agents conducted interviews and collected evidence from the scene. Based on the evidence collected at the scene and interviews that were conducted it was determined that (3) individuals wearing masks entered the residence brandishing a weapon and demanded money and drugs. During the incident one of the homeowners shot one of the intruders which resulted in a fatality. The other suspects left the residence on foot. A 2012-2015 dark blue in color Chrysler 200 was seen leaving the area at the time of the home invasion.

The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate this incident. Anyone with information about the home invasion is asked to contact the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office at (252)745-3101. The Sheriff’s Office is offering a reward for information resulting in the arrest of the two suspects that are still at large.

Warning, strong language.

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