Category Archives: — CARTERET COUNTY

MISSING PERSON: Laurie Daniel “Danny” Wooten

Tennessee man charged in sexual assault

On 05/24/2018, Carteret County Deputies and the NC State Bureau of Investigation flew to Chattanooga, TN to pick up Raymond Andrew Corona, 26, of Hixson, TN for engaging in sexual acts with a local minor. Detective Derek Moore who investigated the case said that Corona is accused of flying into a nearby airport and having relations with a 13-year-old girl he met on- line in the fall of 2017. Corona, who was arrested on 05/11/2018 by Chattanooga Police, was held in the Hamilton County jail awaiting an extradition hearing for the NC charges. Once extradition was waived, the NCSBI flew their plane…

HEROIN DEALER PLEADS GUILTY IN MIDDLE OF TRIAL, SENT TO PRISON FOR 11 TO 15 YEARS

BEAUFORT –- District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that JAMES DARON MOORE, 31, of Bridgeton, changed his plea in the middle of his jury trial yesterday, and was sentenced to a lengthy prison term. Resident Superior Court Judge John Nobles presided over this trial, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorneys David Spence and Ashley Eatmon. Moore originally entered a not guilty plea, and a jury was selected on Monday, April 9, and the State began its presentation of the evidence in the case. When the court took its lunch breach at 12:30 on Tuesday, the State was sti…

Hubert woman charged in Cedar Point Homicide

CEDAR POINT — On 04/06/2018, at approximately 6:40am Carteret County detectives arrested April Lynn Harvey, 56, of 209 Hwy 172, in Hubert, NC with the assistance of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office for a murder that occurred during the overnight hours of 04/05-06/2018 in Cedar Point. Harvey is accused of shooting and killing her 77-year old-mother, Evelyn Mary Harvey, of “The Villas at Megan’s Bay”, a condominium complex located off Lighthouse Lane in Cedar Point, NC. According to Major Jason Wank, Chief Detective, of the Sheriff’s Office, “April Harvey has been co…

UPDATE – Suspect has been identified and is in custody

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 (Click on image to enlarge) 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 per…

Assistance Needed in Suspect Identification

(Click on image to enlarge) 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 ema…

Sheriff Asa Buck and District Attorney Scott Thomas Help Lead State’s Efforts to Address the Opioid Crisis through the North Carolina Law Enforcement Opioid Task Force

BEAUFORT, NC – Sheriff Asa Buck and District Attorney Scott Thomas are helping shape North Carolina’s response to the opioid epidemic through a statewide task force facilitated by Attorney General Josh Stein. The North Carolina Law Enforcement Opioid Task Force is helping coordinate and support the efforts of local, state, and federal law enforcement authorities to confront the opioid epidemic. The group – which includes representatives from more than 30 local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and organizations – meets quarterly and works regularly to address the…

CARTERET DRUG CASES END WITH PRISON SENTENCES

BEAUFORT – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following drug case convictions and resulting prison sentences obtained by his office in Carteret County Superior Court: DANIEL FOLEY NYBERG, 30, of New Bern, was sentenced to an active prison term of 117-171 months and a fine of $50,000 for his role in the break-in and theft of thousands of pills, mostly opiates, from the K-Mart on Arendell St. in Morehead City on June 19, 2017. An alarm at the business came in at 11:14 p.m. When Morehead City Police officers responded, they found a white GMC Sierra truck behind the store with the lights…

Morehead City man charged after vehicle stuck at crime scene

Valentine was operating his burgundy truck as seen in the photo stuck in the ditch. Taylor Russell Valentine On 02/02/2018, Carteret County deputies and Morehead City police arrested Taylor Russell Valentine, 27, of Emeline Place, Morehead City for stealing numerous items from several businesses on Riggs Road in Morehead City. Deputies say they got the call at 7am this morning when employees from Interstate Battery attempted to assist Valentine who got his truck stuck in a nearby ditch. Employees quickly recognized stolen items from their business and altered authorities. After furth…

Former Stella VFD treasurer charged with embezzlement

On 01/16/2018, Carteret County deputies arrested Linda Gibson, 72, of Wetherington Landing Road in Stella for embezzling money from the Stella Volunteer Fire Department. Detectives say Gibson was treasurer for the fire department for the past twenty years and is being charged with three counts of embezzlement from April of 2014 through September of 2016. Gibson is responsible for the misappropriation of $12,000 (twelve-thousand) including using the departments ATM cards to collect cash and pay numerous personal bills, which were not related to the official business of the Stella Fir…
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