Category: Carteret County

CarolinaEast Hospital forced to borrow $45 million

Cyberattack on unrelated claims-payer impales cash flow NEW BERN – Hospital officials were in Raleigh Tuesday afternoon and received a friendly reception from a state agency known as the Local Government Commission, which must first give its blessings before units…

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Former Atlantic resident charged in 2010 Salter Homicide

UPDATE: As a follow-up to the attached news release issued yesterday, Robert Eiskant is scheduled to arrive at the Carteret County Jail late Monday afternoon.   Mr. Eiskant has been scheduled for his first court appearance on Tuesday, January 9th between 10am and…

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Newport man charged with Trafficking Narcotics

On 12/18/2023 Detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office arrested Chance Malik Zephir, 26, of Newport following a narcotics investigation into the distribution of heroin. The charges are the result of a joint investigation between the Carteret County Sheriffs Office…

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Down East trio charged with Death by Distribution following overdose death investigation

On 12/18/2023 Detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office charged Nicholas Joyner, 42, of Atlantic, Melissa Mastropierro, 41, of Atlantic, and Joel Willis, 32, of Davis with Death by Distribution pursuant to an overdose death investigation. Joyner, Mastropierro, and Willis…

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Western Carteret woman charged with Death by Distribution following overdose death investigation

On 12/18/2023 Detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office charged Heather Blaylock, 36, of Stella with one-count of Death by Distribution pursuant to an overdose death investigation. Blaylock is currently in-custody at the Carteret County Detention Center for additional drug…

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David Ray Willis

Atlantic man charged in double homicide of Fulcher brothers

On 12/13/2023 Carteret County Sheriff’s detectives charged David Ray Willis, 57, of Atlantic, NC with two open counts of murder in the deaths of Philip Raymond Fulcher and William “David” Fulcher at their home in Atlantic in August of 2022….

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Indian Beach man arrested for promoting prostitution

On 11/18/2023 Carteret County Sheriff’s crime suppression unit (CSU) arrested Brandon Scott Hollamon, 42, of Salter Path Rd, Indian Beach on warrants obtained by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. Hollamon was charged with seventeen various counts of promoting prostitution…

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Cox, Toby

New Bern man charged with Death by Distribution following overdose death investigation.

On 11/13/2023 Carteret County Sheriff’s deputies charged Toby Christian Cox, 40, of Old Pollocksville Road, New Bern, with one-count of Death by Distribution pursuant to an overdose death investigation. Cox is currently in custody at the Craven County Detention Center,…

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Newport man arrested for child sex offenses

On 11/13/2023 Carteret County Sheriff’s deputies arrested James Anthony Forbes, 40, of Dusty Trail, Newport. Forbes was arrested as a result of an undercover investigation by the Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Children detectives. This investigation began after numerous child sex…

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Two charged in Riverwoods Burglaries

On 10/26/2023 Carteret County deputies arrested Jayden Chance Comer, 22, of 112 Bryan Blvd, Havelock and Joseph Brandon Giffin, 27, of 119 Hatcher Dr, Newport after breaking into two homes on Hatcher Drive in Riverwoods. On Thursday at approximately 4:45pm…

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Newport man faces drug trafficking charges

On 10/10/2023, Carteret County Detectives arrested Tex Allen Coward, 47, of Croatan Dr, Newport for Trafficking Methamphetamine. Detectives with the Carteret and Craven County Sheriff’s Offices conducted joint multiple undercover drug purchases of methamphetamine and heroin from Coward who was…

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