Category Archives: — CRAVEN COUNTY

HEROIN DEALER PLEADS GUILTY IN MIDDLE OF TRIAL, SENT TO PRISON FOR 11 TO 15 YEARS

BEAUFORT –- District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that JAMES DARON MOORE, 31, of Bridgeton, changed his plea in the middle of his jury trial yesterday, and was sentenced to a lengthy prison term. Resident Superior Court Judge John Nobles presided over this trial, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorneys David Spence and Ashley Eatmon. Moore originally entered a not guilty plea, and a jury was selected on Monday, April 9, and the State began its presentation of the evidence in the case. When the court took its lunch breach at 12:30 on Tuesday, the State was sti…

Just 15 slots left in growing amateur baseball league

NEW BERN – Hey sports fans! Carve out some time on Sunday afternoons this spring and summer for good, old-fashioned local baseball – wood bats and hard balls! Now embarking upon its third year, the East Carolina Amateur Baseball League hopes to add an eighth team prior to Opening Day, scheduled for Kafer Park in New Bern on Sunday, April 8. If you, or anyone you know, would like to participate this season, please see ads on Page A-15 and Page A-21 of this newspaper. And, unlike the major leagues, spectators for every game are always admitted free! In a brief interview this week, league commissi…

STEVENSON SENTENCED TO PRISON

NEW BERN – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, just prior to the beginning of jury selection for his trial, MICHAEL JENNON STEVENSON, 35, of New Bern, entered a guilty plea in Craven County Superior Court, and was sentenced to prison. Superior Court Judge John Nobles presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Robert McAfee. On October 19, 2015, Craven County Sheriff’s Investigator Josh Dowdy responded to a call for service to located Stevenson, who was wanted for failing to appear in court on earlier charges of Fleeing to Elude Arrest. Do…

For seventh consecutive year, local yacht broker takes ‘Top Gun’ honors

NEW BERN — John Peterson, Certified Professional Yacht Broker with United Yacht Sales of the Carolinas, was recently named one of the ‘TOP GUNS’ for United Yacht Sales. Based in Stuart, Fla., United Yacht Sales has over 150 brokers throughout the US. John has been one of the TOP GUNS for the last seven years running. Over the course of 2017, United Yacht Sales of the Carolinas sold 101 boats worldwide and in North Carolina sold over $5.8 million in brokered boat sales. In a statement, Peter Schmidt CEO and President of United, said: “John continues to amaze the broker world with…

US Attorney visits with law enforcement leaders

From left to right, Asa Buck, Sheriff of Carteret County; Robert Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney; Scott Thomas, District Attorney; and Chris Davis, Sheriff of Pamlico County are pictured here inside Havelock City Hall. HAVELOCK, NC – Recently appointed U.S. Attorney Robert Higdon, Jr. met with local law enforcement leaders on Tuesday at Havelock City Hall. Higdon, who was nominated by President Donald Trump last August, confirmed by the Senate the following month, and sworn into office last October, serves as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Upon the invitatio…

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…

HVAC FRAUDS LEAD TO PRISON SENTENCE

NEW BERN — District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court this week, AARON ROBERT SUTTON, 31, of New Bern, pleaded guilty to a series of fraud crimes and was sent to prison. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Benjamin Alford presided, and these cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Matthew Wareham. Sutton solicited himself as an HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) repairman who operated his own small business. He drove through neighborhoods in Craven County and Trent Woods and approached homeowners, askin…

Pamlico County drug roundup nabs 27 suspects

More being sought, other warrants pending Over the past six months, investigators with The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office have actively pursued those responsible for distributing drugs in Pamlico County. On Feb. 6, Sheriff Chris Davis announced the arrest of 27 individuals in a drug bust code-named “Demonstrated Difference.” Criminal suspects have been arrested and charged during this operation for their role in selling prescription medication, cocaine, marijuana, and heroin. There are several criminal suspects at large and we expect additional arrests in the coming week…

SUPERIOR COURT CONVICTIONS LEAD TO PRISON SENTENCES

NEW BERN –- District Attorney Scott Thomas announced several convictions obtained by his office in Craven County Superior Court Thursday, which included the following cases. In these matters, Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Robert McAfee. ROBERT NIQUAN BRYANT, 18, of New Bern, pleaded guilty to First Degree Burglary, and Larceny of a Firearm, for a nighttime home break-in occurring in April, 2017. Bryant, along with three co-defendants (two of whom were juveniles at the time), broke into the townhouse re…

Bike shop offers free demos of popular eBikes!

By Mac Flythe | Flythe’s Bike Shop NEW BERN Well, you may be interested in the latest craze in cycling. They’re called eBikes. These bikes allow you to go faster and farther than you normally could on a standard bike! eBikes have an electric motor in the crank or wheel and allow you to travel at up to 28 mph and a range of up to 80 miles on a single charge. eBikes have a number of benefits. Do you have a spouse who is an avid cyclist that you would like to ride with, but they go way too fast and far for you to keep up? Well an eBike is a great equalizer! You will now be able to enjoy the adventure of cycling with th…
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