Category Archives: Newport

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…

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 They have been found — Carteret County Sheriff’s Office — M I S S I N G

Both subjects have been located, are alive, and are being transported to Carteret Heath Care for exposure to the elements. Both subjects were last seen in Newport, NC on 11/12/2017. Burroughs last seen wearing white T-shirt and grey sweat pants. Wallace unknown clothing, several tattoos most noticeably a lions face on left arm with crown on left hand, and “Every Queen Needs a King” on left side of neck, scorpion on right leg. If located contact Detective Derek Moore, Carteret County Sheriffs Office (252) 726-1911. Both subjects have been entered NCIC. NIC/M004135372 / NIC/M464266264…

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office — M I S S I N G ****WELFARE CONCERN****

Both subjects were last seen in Newport, NC on 11/12/2017. Burroughs last seen wearing white T-shirt and grey sweat pants. Wallace unknown clothing, several tattoos most noticeably a lions face on left arm with crown on left hand, and “Every Queen Needs a King” on left side of neck, scorpion on right leg. If located contact Detective Derek Moore, Carteret County Sheriffs Office (252) 726-1911. Both subjects have been entered NCIC. NIC/M004135372 / NIC/M464266264 / Carteret County Case 171109718C. IF LOCATED CONTACT THE CARTERET CO. COMMUNICATIONS CENTER AT 252-726-1911. 304 CRAVE…

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…

Morehead City Police Police investigating murder

David Isiah Godwin Chief Bernette Morris, Chief of Police,  Morehead City Police Department On July 5th 2016 the Morehead City Police Department responded to Country Club Apartments approximately 6:30pm in regard to a requested welfare check on Wendy Rae Tamagne, age 37. Upon arrival on scene it was determined that Wendy Tamagne, was deceased. Any and all unattended deaths are treated as homicides by our investigators. The Morehead City Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and District Attorney Scott Thomas are continuing to work diligently on this case…

Reward offered for information in Armed Robbery

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office Major Jason A. Wank, Chief Detective 304 Craven Street * Beaufort, NC 28516 (252) 728-8400 RELEASE DATE: 08/25/2015 NEWS RELEASE Carteret County Deputies are asking for your help in identifying an armed robbery suspect. On Monday, 08/24/2015, at approximately 11:07pm a light skin black male armed with a handgun entered Gil’s Market located at 805 Chatham St, in Newport and demanded money. When the clerk yelled out to bar patrons that she was being robbed the suspect fled on foot leaving empty handed. At least four bar patrons reportedly chased the susp…

Newport teens face additional charges for crime spree

On 06/29/2015 Carteret County Deputies served Tyler Lee Hall, 16 and Phillip Montanino, 17, both of 599 Roberts Rd, (L & E Mobile Home Park), in Newport, with numerous additional counts of breaking into unlocked vehicles in the Newport area. The duo, who are currently in jail facing similar charges obtained by the Newport Police department, now face an additional twenty-four counts each of Breaking & Entering Motor Vehicles, larcenies, and possession of stolen goods. Detectives say the due went on a crime spree walking from car to car along streets off Roberts Road, the same road in…

NEWS RELEASE – Newport man arrested

On 04/04/2015 Carteret County Deputies arrested James Darden Piercey, 24, of Lot # 19 Rouses Mobile Home Park, 760 Hwy 24, in Newport for engaging in lewd and lascivious acts with a four year old female child known to him. Piercey was charged with two counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child and held in the Carteret County Jail under a $20,000.00 bond. He is scheduled for his first court appearance today, 04/06/2015. No further information is being released due to the age of the victim. ANONYMOUS REPORTS OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY CAN BE REPORTED TO CARTERET COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS AT (252) 726-IN…

Newport adopts tough as nails wind energy ordinance

Carteret sets Feb. 26th public hearing on county regulations By John Droz Jr. | Special to the County Compass NEWPORT — When the Mill Pond wind energy project was first publicly announced in October, our Number One objective was to see that the two affected communities had laws providing adequate protections to citizens, local businesses, the military, and the environment. Monday night’s town board meeting in Newport was the successful conclusion for months of hard work by a lot of good North Carolinians — as one of our local jurisdictions formally passed a high quality ordinanc…
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