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UPDATE: Christmas morning home invasion lands 3 men in jail

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Demetrius Heath Demetrius Heath
Lamar Hines Lamar Hines
Donta Purvis Donta Purvis
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The three men arrested and accused invading a Greenville home on Christmas day appeared in court Friday morning.

Demetrius Heath is being charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy robbery with a dangerous weapon, and second degree kidnapping. His bond remains set at $250,000, and his next court date is scheduled for January 9.

Lamar Hines is being charged with the same crimes as Demetrius Heath. His bond is set at $251,000, and his next court date is also January 9.

Donta Purvis already posted his bond. He is being charged with accessory after the fact, but he also has unrelated drug charges pending. His next court date for this case is set for February 20.

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A Christmas morning home invasion lands three men behind bars.

Greenville Police say just before 2 a.m. Wednesday, officers were called to a home invasion on Hooker Rd.

The victim says several men came into their house and at least one of them was armed with a gun.

Witnesses were able to give officers a detailed description of the getaway car which police soon spotted in the area.

Officers arrested and charged 26-yr.-old Donta Purvis, 22-yr.-old Lamar Hines, and 32-yr.-old Demetrius Heath with the crime.

Police say they don’t believe the home invasion was random and it’s possible these men are behind other recent crimes in the area.

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