Belhaven couple arrested on abduction charges

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On 07/14/2020 Carteret County deputies arrested James Marvin Spencer Jr, 36 and Brittany Taylor Spencer, 31, both of E. Bay St in Belhaven, NC on outstanding warrants for Abduction of Children out of Tyrrell County, NC.

On Tuesday, 07/14/2020 at 4:30pm county deputies responded to the Cedar Creek Campground & Marina located at 111 Canal Dr, in Sea Level to a reported domestic disturbance. While investigating the disturbance deputies learned that the couple had been entered NCIC and NCAWARE wanted in connection with the June 26th abduction of children from a relative who had custody of the four kids ages 2,4,6, & 7. The children were turned over to the Carteret County Department of Social Services who made arrangements to get the children back to their home county.

Sgt. Ronnie Hall stated that couple had been hiding out in various places in eastern NC and had been staying at the campground for the past two days. Sgt. Hall advised the couple’s biological children had been picked up from a relative for a visit in June and they never returned the children home as scheduled.

James Marvin Spencer Jr was charged with four counts of Abduction of Children out of Tyrrell County and one count of failing to appear for a charge of Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury in connection with a May 2020 attack with a sledgehammer in Hyde County. Mr.
Spencer is being held in the Carteret County Jail under a $450,000.00 bond.

Brittany Taylor Spencer was charged with four counts of Abduction of Children out of Tyrrell County and is being held on a $40,000.00 bond.