Yearly Archives: 2019

TWO SEX OFFENDERS RETURNED TO PRISON

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following convictions and sentences for two sex offenders who committed new offenses in Craven County. The defendants appeared in Craven County Superior Court before Superior Court Judge G. Frank Jones, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Laura Bell. ALEXANDER PEACE, 42, formerly of Vanceboro, pled guilty to one count of Failing to Report a New Address as a Sex Offender. Following Hurricane Florence, the Craven County Sheriff’s Office took the initiative to check on the status of registered sex off…

RECENT CONVICTION IN CRAVEN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following conviction obtained by his office in Craven County Superior Court. Judge G. Frank Jones presided over this term of court, and the case was prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Laura Bell. LASAUN ELLIOTT, 36, pled guilty to three counts of Malicious Conduct by Prisoner. Elliott, an inmate of Craven Correctional Institution in Vanceboro, is serving a prison sentence for felony offenses. While there, he threw a cup of urine on two correctional officers who were escorting a nurse through a cell block so she could ad…

Cost-saving move for municipal elections fails by single vote in New Bern

By Mary Griswold | www.rightwinggranny.com NEW BERN – In a narrow 4 to 3 vote Tuesday night, the Board of Aldermen rejected a resolution proposed by Alderman Jeff Odham (who represents Ward 6) that would change the schedule for city elections. Had it been approved, the city would have saved thousands. In addition to the cost of Hurricane Florence, New Bern is now faced with the expense of a U.S. House District 3 primary election, possible run-off election, and an off-year election to replace Congressman Walter Jones. Elections are expensive. Odham’s letter in the March 21 issue of the County C…

Traffic stop in Reelsboro leads to numerous drug and gun charges

On March 29, 2019, Deputies with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office preformed a traffic stop in the Reelsboro area of Pamlico County. During the traffic stop a search of the vehicle and persons in the vehicle was conducted. As a result of the search both Brandon Paioni and Maurice Poole were arrested and charged with numerous drug and gun charges. A handgun, trafficking amounts of heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine were located on the occupants and/or in the vehicle. The defendants and charges are listed below: Brandon Charles Paioni Jr., 23, of 400 Elm Green Loop Drive, Newport, NC is cha…