Category Archives: CRIME

Expert explains ‘Ransomware’

By Allen Miller CYBERSPACE — Anyone with a computer probably knows a new version of Ransomware — called WannaCry — wreaked havoc last week. Known as ‘malware,’ this insidious attack has affected approximately 200,000 computers in over 150 countries thus far. One surprising factoid is that the Ransomware may have been developed by our own National Security Agency, which leaked. Some believe the intentional dissemination was an “inside job”. Ransomware encrypts all the files on a computer. Unless you pay the ransom, your files are locked forever. Your pictur…

Winter theft of tractor now solved

Johnny A. Harris Jr, 39 On January 13, 2017, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a tractor being stolen from Main Street in Alliance. During the investigation, Johnny A. Harris Jr, 39 of New Bern was identified as a suspect. The tractor was later recovered in Wayne County where Harris sold the tractor. As a result of the investigation, Johnny A. Harris Jr was arrested and charged with one count of larceny and one count of obtaining property by false pretense and placed into the Pamlico County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond.…

Assistance Needed in Suspect Identification

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.…

Armed robbery leads to prison term

XAVIER TAMAREE DSHAUN WHITE, 20 New Bern, North Carolina — District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court, XAVIER TAMAREE DSHAUN WHITE, 20, of New Bern, was convicted on his guilty plea to Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon (Armed Robbery), and was sentenced to a prison term. On the evening of April 8, 2016, White, along with two co-defendants, planned a robbery of a delivery driver for a local pizza store. White, using a borrowed phone, called in an order and gave as the delivery address a vacant home which was for sale near his own residence. White and the two…

Carteret drug enforcement efforts lead to more convictions

SCOTT E. THOMAS DISTRICT ATTORNEY 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…

Murder suspect pleads guilty before trial

JONATHAN PUGH, 21 SCOTT E. THOMAS DISTRICT ATTORNEY New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court today, JONATHAN PUGH, 21, of Havelock, entered guilty pleas in the cases against him, including murder, and was sentenced to a lengthy prison term. The cases were scheduled for jury trial for March 27, 2017. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by District Attorney Scott Thomas and Assistant District Attorney Karen Hobbs and Assistant District Attorney Terry Light. On A…

Drug deals lead to prison sentence

GEORGE F. FENDERSON, 49 SCOTT E. THOMAS DISTRICT ATTORNEY Bayboro, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Pamlico County Superior Court yesterday, GEORGE F. FENDERSON, 49, of Leland, was convicted upon his guilty plea to felony drug offenses and was sentenced to prison. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided over this term of court, and Assistant District Attorney Christy Hawkins prosecuted the cases in court. In August, 2016, an investigator with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, along with an agent from the North Carolina State B…

Arrests made in illegal internet sweepstakes business robbery

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office On Saturday, December 10, 2016 at approximately 11:50pm, an illegal internet sweepstakes business located within Hardison Square in Alliance NC contacted Pamlico County Communications advising that 3 subjects had forcefully entered the business, all brandishing handguns and demanded cash. Upon arrival, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation. Investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office conducted interviews and collected evidence at the scene. Investigators determined that approximately $1,700.00 cash…

Information sought in attempted Car Jacking [Updated]

Dummy sitting in the middle of the roadway. Viewer information has led Carteret County deputies to three neighborhood juveniles responsible for setting up the dummy in the roadway. One of the three juveniles ages 10, 14, and 17 told investigators the whole ordeal was supposed to be a prank. Juveniles explained that they set up the dummy in hopes that someone would run it over and think they hit a real person and “freak out”. Detectives will be continuing the investigation and consulting with the district attorney’s office to determine if charges will be filed. Detectives do not believe…

Information sought in attempted Car Jacking

Dummy sitting in the middle of the roadway. Carteret County Sheriff’s Office Carteret County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the people responsible for an attempted car-jacking that occurred at the intersection of West Southwinds Drive and Pagoda Court in the early morning hours of Sunday, 01/22/2017. Carteret County deputies responded to the Paradise East subdivision at 1:30am after a 33-year-old woman who was driving home from work approached what appeared to be a person sitting in the middle of the roadway. As she got closer to the person,…
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