Author: Press Release

Shooting March 17 in the area of Kershaw Loop Road in Oriental

On Sunday, March 17, 2024, at approximately 1:02 a.m. Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a 911 call reporting multiple shots being fired and several vehicles leaving the area of Kershaw Loop Road in Oriental. Pamlico County deputies responded…

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Four people arrested on sexual offense charges in Pamlico County

During February, Investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office conducted several search warrants for Sex Offenders who failed to comply with the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry. Investigators During these investigations, four people were arrested for various charges. Keith Hawk,…

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Former Atlantic resident charged in 2010 Salter Homicide

UPDATE: As a follow-up to the attached news release issued yesterday, Robert Eiskant is scheduled to arrive at the Carteret County Jail late Monday afternoon.   Mr. Eiskant has been scheduled for his first court appearance on Tuesday, January 9th between 10am and…

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Straits death investigation update

After a several months long investigation, which included the District Attorney’s Office and N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the death of Lee Ann Gallagher, 57, of the Straits community has been ruled a drug overdose. Findings from the…

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Newport man charged with Trafficking Narcotics

On 12/18/2023 Detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chance Malik Zephir, 26, of Newport following a narcotics investigation into the distribution of heroin. The charges are the result of a joint investigation between the Carteret County Sheriffs Office…

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Down East trio charged with Death by Distribution following overdose death investigation

On 12/18/2023 Detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office charged Nicholas Joyner, 42, of Atlantic, Melissa Mastropierro, 41, of Atlantic, and Joel Willis, 32, of Davis with Death by Distribution pursuant to an overdose death investigation. Joyner, Mastropierro, and Willis…

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Western Carteret woman charged with Death by Distribution following overdose death investigation

On 12/18/2023 Detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office charged Heather Blaylock, 36, of Stella with one-count of Death by Distribution pursuant to an overdose death investigation. Blaylock is currently in-custody at the Carteret County Detention Center for additional drug…

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David Ray Willis

Atlantic man charged in double homicide of Fulcher brothers

On 12/13/2023 Carteret County Sheriff’s detectives charged David Ray Willis, 57, of Atlantic, NC with two open counts of murder in the deaths of Philip Raymond Fulcher and William “David” Fulcher at their home in Atlantic in August of 2022….

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News Brief Announcement

Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck and District Attorney Scott Thomas will be holding a news conference on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 10:00am in the commissioners board room located on the second floor of the Carteret County Courthouse. Sheriff Buck…

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Russell Earl Lavarl Jones

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office announces the death of Detention Sergeant

The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office is deeply saddened to announce the death of Detention Sergeant Russell Earl Lavarl Jones. The 36-year-old officer lost his life in the line of duty after suffering a medical emergency in the Detention Center on…

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Contract awarded for dredging of the Back Sound to Lookout Bight Federal Navigation Channel

CARTERET COUNTY, NC  – On Tuesday, November 7, 2023, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) – Wilmington District took a significant step towards ensuring safe navigation and preserving the natural beauty of Cape Lookout National Seashore by awarding…

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