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…
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BEAUFORT — State transportation officials will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 8, for a proposed roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 70 (Live Oak Street) and N.C. 101 in the Town of Beaufort. Drivers travel through a roundabout in the same circular direction at a lower speed. In North Carolina, crashes of all types have been reduced by almost half where roundabouts have been installed at existing intersections.
The meeting will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Beaufort Train Depot, l…
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…
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…
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.…
SCOTT E. THOMAS
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…
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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…
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…
SCOTT E. THOMAS
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Beaufort, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced the following felony drug convictions obtained by his office during this week’s Carteret County Superior Court term, with Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presiding. The cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney David Spence.
ROBERT EARL COX, 59, of Newport, pled guilty to one count of Trafficking in Methamphetamine, and two counts of Sale of Methamphetamine, and…
Beaufort, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that a Carteret County jury convicted STEPHEN PAUL GOMOLA, 26, of Morehead City, of Involuntary Manslaughter, following a week-long trial in Carteret County Superior Court. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided over the trial.
GOMOLA was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter after a July 4, 2013, fight outside Jack’s Waterfront Bar in Morehead City. GOMOLA punched Stephen Johnson at one point, and Johnson fell into the water and drowned. Rescue divers recovered his body.
The case was fir…