SBI Agents Arrest Man for Burning Pikeville Town Hall 


PIKEVILLE – Agents with the State Bureau of Investigation arrested a man Feb. 1 for allegedly setting fire to Pikeville Town Hall last November and stealing approximately $900 dollars in cash.

Agents charged Kelvin Robinson, 38, of Goldsboro, for one count of Burning of Certain Public Buildings and one count of Larceny by Employee. His first appearance in court was Feb. 5.

Suspecting arson, the Pikeville Police Department requested the assistance of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation on Nov. 3. 

Robinson was placed in the Wayne County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond. 

The SBI provides expert criminal investigative assistance to local law enforcement agencies when requested by police, sheriffs, district attorneys or judges.  The agency also has original jurisdiction in cases such as drug and arson investigations, election law violations, gambling, child sexual abuse in day care centers, computer crimes against children and crimes involving state property.