A plea deal could be in the works for the second man charged in a 2019 robbery spree which included a Roanoke Rapids store.
Jacob Evans took a plea in December and awaits a July 6 sentencing before United States District Judge James C. Dever III, according to court documents filed in the case.
Evans entered guilty pleas to counts 1 and 2.
Those counts reflect the robbery of the Kangaroo Express on Sunset Avenue in Rocky Mount on July 12, 2019.
Today, United States Magistrate Judge Robert T. Numbers II approved an order granting a continuance filed on behalf of Jequayves Britt which moves his arraignment to the July 19 term of court in Raleigh.
Court documents note that Britt continues to work in good faith with the government for a non-trial resolution in this matter.
The government did not object to the initial motion.
Evans of Gates and Britt of Sharpsburg were named in a 24-count indictment and charged in 12 robberies across the region which included the heist of The Store Next Door.
The Roanoke Rapids robbery occurred around 9:30 the evening of July 16, 2019, police said at the time.
A person entered the store wearing a mask and showed a weapon. An undisclosed amount of money was taken. There were no injuries.
The robber fled the store on foot and a canine track indicated the person traveled north toward the apartment complex behind the business.
Besides the Roanoke Rapids robbery, the following stores were robbed in 2019 heists:
Snow Hill Speedway on July 21
Greenville Sheetz on July 21
Greenville Circle K on July 21
Pine Tops Dollar General on July 18
Sharpsburg Dollar General on July 18
Rocky Mount Kangaroo Express on July 16
Rocky Mount Speedway on July 14
Wilson City Gas and Convenience Store on July 14
Wilson S&J Mart on July 14
Rocky Mount Fuel Doc on July 12
Rocky Mount Kangaroo Express on July 12