Category Archives: — CARTERET COUNTY

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Accused man first claims to be an ‘agricultural product’ Later flees, then convicted in absentia — surfaces disguised as a woman Willis wore a wig at the time of his capture, but looks better in his official mugshot. BEAUFORT, N.C. — Jerry Wayne Willis, 44, of Morehead City, has been sentenced to prison for several criminal charges. On Sept. 12, Willis was convicted in absentia by a jury in Carteret County, on multiple counts: Willis was for Selling Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Heroin…

DAVIS CONVICTED IN CARTERET DOUBLE MURDER

Beaufort, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Carteret County Superior Court today, JHADEN AUSTIN DAVIS, 26, formerly of Camp Lejeune, was convicted by a jury of two counts of First-Degree Murder. Superior Court Judge W. Douglas Parsons presided over this trial. The case was prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney David Spence, assisted by Victim-Witness Legal Assistant Michelle Gillikin. The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case, led by Chief Detective Jason Wank, with assistance from: the United States Bureau of Alc…

Newport men charged after stabbing

Joshua Barefoot, 31 Carteret County Sheriff’s Office On 07/09/2017, Carteret County deputies arrested Joshua Barefoot, 31, of 136 Oscar Hill Rd, Newport after stabbing 36-year-old Brandon Hobbs in the leg just before 1:00pm Sunday outside Barefoot’s home. Deputies said the two got into an argument over money resulting in a fistfight in which Barefoot pulled out a knife and stabbed Hobbs in the leg. Hobbs was able to get the knife away from Barefoot who also suffered a minor cut. Barefoot then retrieved a shotgun from his home and attempted to run after Hobbs who fled on foot down Roberts R…

Business Alert – fake one-hundred dollar bills

Click image to enlarge. Carteret County Sheriff’s Office The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a warning to businesses to keep their eyes opened for fake one-hundred dollar bills that are popping up in the county. Detectives say the phony $100.00 dollar bills have been received by a grocery store, ABC store, and most recently a convenient store in Newport. The fake $100.00 dollar bills have a poor representation of Benjamin Franklin and the words in large caps are stamped “For Motion Picture Use Only” with additional warnings under that in small letters “This note is no…

Assistance Needed in Suspect Identification

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office Carteret County Detectives need your help in identifying the man pictured. This subject is wanted for questioning following a Breaking and Entering of Gillikin Seafood, Morgan St, Beaufort on March 6th. 2017. Anyone with information on the identity of this person is asked to call Detective John Guerry at the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office at 728- 8400 or Crime Stoppers at (252) 726-INFO to be eligible for a cash reward.…

Carteret drug enforcement efforts lead to more convictions

SCOTT E. THOMAS DISTRICT ATTORNEY Beaufort, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following defendants charged in ongoing Carteret County drug enforcement efforts entered guilty pleas prior to their cases being called for trial this week. The convictions were obtained during a special session of court, requested by District Attorney Thomas to address the caseload created by vigorous law enforcement efforts to counter illegal drug transactions. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided over this special session of court, and the cases were…

Carteret County drug convictions

Beaufort, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following drug-crime convictions obtained in Carteret County Superior Court during last week’s term. Each conviction resulted from the defendant’s guilty plea, prior to their cases being called for trial. Superior Court Judge W. Douglas Parsons presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney David Spence. DONNIE HOWARD, 50, of Newport, pled guilty to two counts of Trafficking in Opiates, and was sentenced to a prison term of 70 to 93 months. HOWARD sold hydrocodone and oxyco…

Search Warrant at Convenience Store Leads to Owner’s Arrest

Taisser Tawfiq Shehadeh Beaufort, NC – (February 13, 2017) On February 10 at approximately 12:30 pm, detectives with the Carteret County Drug Task force and North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement executed a search warrant at 4525 NC-101, Havelock, NC, Asmar Convenience Store – formerly Nadine’s Food Mart, for evidence related to the distribution of illegal narcotics from the business. Detectives seized “crack” cocaine (more than one ounce – 33.5 grams), marijuana, counterfeit controlled substances, and drug paraphernalia that were being sold from the business. At the…

Beaufort man found deceased

On Monday, 02/06/2017 at approximately 9:30am Carteret County deputies along with Beaufort Fire & Rescue and North River Fire Department responded to the 600 block of Merrimon Road outside of Beaufort after an inmate work crew cleaning the roadside discovered a body in a ditch. Deputies determined the man to be 66-year-old Sidney Tate Jr of Marshall Lane, Beaufort. Tate, who was known for walking up and down Merrimon Road, was found less than a quarter mile from his home. Tate was discovered in a small ditch of water near Isaac Murray Drive but there were no obvious signs of trauma to the bod…

Information sought in attempted Car Jacking [Updated]

Dummy sitting in the middle of the roadway. Viewer information has led Carteret County deputies to three neighborhood juveniles responsible for setting up the dummy in the roadway. One of the three juveniles ages 10, 14, and 17 told investigators the whole ordeal was supposed to be a prank. Juveniles explained that they set up the dummy in hopes that someone would run it over and think they hit a real person and “freak out”. Detectives will be continuing the investigation and consulting with the district attorney’s office to determine if charges will be filed. Detectives do not believe…
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