UPDATE – Suspect has been identified and is in custody

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Suspect has been identified and is in custody in the Onslow County Jail on unrelated charges.  The vehicle has also been recovered. He will face charges of larceny of a motor vehicle in Carteret County.

Jack Joseph Pekkala II

DOB 05/17/1989

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Detectives need your help in identifying the man pictured above. The subject is wanted for questioning for larceny of a motor vehicle from North Shore Auto Sales in Cedar Point, NC. The subject may be operating a silver 2006 Silver Hyundai Tucson with a fictitious license plate.

Anyone with information on the identity of this person is asked to contact Detective Derek Moore, Carteret County Sheriff’s Office, (252) 726-1911 or call Carteret County Crime Stoppers at (252) 726-INFO (4636). You do not have to give your name to be eligible for a cash reward. You can email your tip to CrimeTips@carteretcountync.gov