Category Archives: CRIME

Three arrested for vehicle break-ins — One culprit skips bail — remains on the lam

On November 16th, 2017, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Indian Bluffs Road, Arapahoe NC, in reference to a vehicle breaking and entering. The vehicle break- in resulted in the larceny of three handguns and multiple credit cards. After an extensive investigation by the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, three suspects were identified and charged with numerous felonies. This investigation led Pamlico County Sheriff’s Investigators to Carteret County where two of the three stolen firearms were recovered. The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office would li…

Arrest made in Salter Path Stabbing

On 12/02/2017 Carteret County deputies arrested Brandon Edward Herring, 27, of 121 Brookside Ct South, Swansboro after stabbing 35-year-old Ronnie McArthur outside a relative’s home on Ocean View Lane in Salter Path. Deputies said the two got into an argument over a woman. Herring is accused of stabbing McArthur four times in the abdomen. McArthur was originally transported to Carteret Heath Care and then transferred by ambulance to Vidant Greenville. McArthur has since been treated and released. Herring was charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Bodily Injur…

Officials seek identity of suspect

The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help with identifying this person and vehicle in reference to a larceny that occurred on November 16th, 2017 in Pamlico County. If you any knowledge as to the identity of this person you are encouraged to contact the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office at (252)745-3101.…

Morehead City man charged in sexual assault

  On 10/27/2017, Carteret County Deputies arrested Walter Hubert Willis Jr, 79, of Oxford Court, MHC in connection with six sexual assault charges. Willis turned himself into authorities for the assaults of three children known to him all under the age of 15. The alleged assaulted occurred between 2013 and 2017. Willis was charged with three counts of “Indecent Liberties with a Child” and three counts of “Sex Offense with a Child”. Willis remains in the Carteret County Jail under a $1 million dollar bond and has already had his first court appearance.…

Arrest made in October 13 larceny of firearms

Trever Scott Hanel On October 13th, 2017, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to Cooper Road in Alliance in reference to the breaking and entering, and larceny of firearms from a residence. The victim advised Pamlico County Sheriff’s Deputies that four firearms were removed from the residence in question. After an extensive investigation by the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Craven County Sheriff’s Office and Bridgeton Police Department, two suspects were identified. The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Trevor S…

THIS IS NOT FAKE NEWS !!

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…

State-run prison in Bayboro reports assault on officer

BAYBORO – Tuesday, Aug. 8, investigators with the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported assault on a Detention Officer at the Pamlico Correctional Institute. The facility — on Bay City Road just north of Bayboro — is a medium security, state-run prison. One officer was injured and transported to Carolina East Medial Center by ambulance for injuries sustained during the assault. The officer was reportedly assaulted by a single inmate. The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident and charges are pending. Further information re…

HEROIN TRAFFICKER CONVICTED, SENT TO PRISON

New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court today, JANUARY JONES, 41, of New Bern, was convicted on his guilty plea to charges arising out of his sale of heroin to informants working with the New Bern Police Department. Superior Court Judge R. Kent Harrell presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Chekesha Hukins. New Bern Police, using cooperating informants, conducted a series of controlled purchases of heroin from Jones in March and April, 2016, all of which took place at K&K Cuts b…

PHARMACY THEFT LEADS TO PRISON SENTENCE

New Bern, North Carolina — District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven County Superior Court today, ERIC MICHAEL FARNHAM, 36, of New Bern, pled guilty to a series of charges arising out of his breaking into a pharmacy in New Bern, and was sentenced to prison. Superior Court Judge R. Kent Harrell presided, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney Robert J. McAfee. On April 2, 2017, River Bend Police Chief Ryland Matthews stopped a Ford pickup truck just before midnight, because he saw that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt, and was trying to pu…

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…
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