Category Archives: — CARTERET COUNTY

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…

Former Animal Shelter director sentenced to prison

CARTERET COUNTY — On 12/13/2017, the Honorable Judge Benjamin Alford sentenced former Animal Shelter director Candace Christopherson to serve a minimum of 60 months and a maximum of 84 months in the North Carolina Department of Corrections as part of a plea agreement entered in Carteret County Superior Court on Wednesday. Chistopherson was the director of the Animal Shelter from September 2005 until she resigned in September 2016. She was in charge of finance and fiscal operations at the Carteret County Humane Society and Animal Shelter. Between January 2014 and July 2016, Christ…

UPDATE — Subject has been located in Raleigh, NC — Carteret County Missing Person — Thomas White

UPDATE — Subject has been located in Raleigh, NC Thomas Howard White W/M, Age 84, DOB: 12/14/1934, 5’10”, Grey Hair, Hazel Eyes Vehicle: 2015 White Dodge Ram Truck, NC tag: ZSD-5742 Summary: White was last seen at Mike Toler Dodge, 5340 Hwy 70, Morehead City on 12/18/2017 at 11:30am. White is operating a white Dodge Ram truck and has not returned to his residence on White Oak Bluff Road in Stella, NC. Anyone with information on White should check his welfare and contact the Carteret County Sheriffs Office (252) 728-8400 or (252) 726-1911. White has been entered NCIC. NIC/M604318433…

Carteret County Missing Person — Thomas White

Thomas Howard White W/M, Age 84, DOB: 12/14/1934, 5’10”, Grey Hair, Hazel Eyes Vehicle: 2015 White Dodge Ram Truck, NC tag: ZSD-5742 Summary: White was last seen at Mike Toler Dodge, 5340 Hwy 70, Morehead City on 12/18/2017 at 11:30am. White is operating a white Dodge Ram truck and has not returned to his residence on White Oak Bluff Road in Stella, NC. Anyone with information on White should check his welfare and contact the Carteret County Sheriffs Office (252) 728-8400 or (252) 726-1911. White has been entered NCIC. NIC/M604318433. NCDL# 42955. Case # 171210856C IF LOCATED CONTACT THE…

Three arrested for vehicle break-ins — One culprit skips bail — remains on the lam

On November 16th, 2017, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Indian Bluffs Road, Arapahoe NC, in reference to a vehicle breaking and entering. The vehicle break- in resulted in the larceny of three handguns and multiple credit cards. After an extensive investigation by the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, three suspects were identified and charged with numerous felonies. This investigation led Pamlico County Sheriff’s Investigators to Carteret County where two of the three stolen firearms were recovered. The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office would li…

Arrest made in Salter Path Stabbing

On 12/02/2017 Carteret County deputies arrested Brandon Edward Herring, 27, of 121 Brookside Ct South, Swansboro after stabbing 35-year-old Ronnie McArthur outside a relative’s home on Ocean View Lane in Salter Path. Deputies said the two got into an argument over a woman. Herring is accused of stabbing McArthur four times in the abdomen. McArthur was originally transported to Carteret Heath Care and then transferred by ambulance to Vidant Greenville. McArthur has since been treated and released. Herring was charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Bodily Injur…

HEROIN DEALER CONVICTED OF MANSLAUGHTER

APRIL GUTHRIE THOMAS, 34 Beaufort, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Carteret County Superior Court Thursday, APRIL GUTHRIE THOMAS, 34, of Newport, was convicted by a jury and sentenced by the presiding judge to prison for Involuntary Manslaughter and Delivery of Heroin in connection with her sale of heroin to Kendal Walbert in 2014. The case was prosecuted as Second-Degree Murder; however, the jury verdict was for the lesser offense of Involuntary Manslaughter. Mr. Walbert died of a heroin overdose in mid-August 2014, after purchasing the drug from A…

Morehead City man charged in sexual assault

  On 10/27/2017, Carteret County Deputies arrested Walter Hubert Willis Jr, 79, of Oxford Court, MHC in connection with six sexual assault charges. Willis turned himself into authorities for the assaults of three children known to him all under the age of 15. The alleged assaulted occurred between 2013 and 2017. Willis was charged with three counts of “Indecent Liberties with a Child” and three counts of “Sex Offense with a Child”. Willis remains in the Carteret County Jail under a $1 million dollar bond and has already had his first court appearance.…
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