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Undercover surveillance by Greenville Police nabs suspects

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21-year-old Timothy Terell Jones of Greenville 21-year-old Timothy Terell Jones of Greenville
22-year-old Jarret Jarmal Gray of Williamston 22-year-old Jarret Jarmal Gray of Williamston
GREENVILLE, N.C. -

Two men, one a convicted felon, were arrested early Sunday morning after police discovered a box of ammunition, a .22 caliber revolver and two pairs of gloves in their car.

It was between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Sunday when police say officers saw a white Ford Crown Vic riding slowly along Summit and East 3rd St. Police say the vehicle circled the area multiple times and pulled up behind students.

Police pulled the car over for a traffic stop near 3rd and Greene Street. That's when they saw the open box of ammunition in the back seat. The driver, 21-year-old Timothy Terell Jones of Greenville and passenger 22-year-old Jarret Jarmal Gray of Williamston were taken from the vehicle while police searched it. Police found the .22 caliber revolver between the passenger and driver seats and two pairs of thick gloves as well as latex gloves in the dash board.

 "It's such a surprise that people would have that much on them or in the cars on them," said Greenville resident Alley Montanez.

Both men were arrested. Jones was charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon while Gray was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, among other charges.

The arrest are part of a larger effort to deter and prevent crimes around the university area. Greenville Police Officers have been conducting undercover surveillance operations throughout the university and Tar River neighborhoods, especially after downtown bars close, when many students may be walking in the areas.

The arrest comes just a day before officials look into adding more than 60 new surveillance cameras.

"I think the rural area where a lot of students live in the grid area, I think something needs to be done about that," Black Stickley

"You just don't think that would happen and wouldn't expect you out having a good time no idea and then boom. So I definitely appreciate that," said Montanez.

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