Category Archives: LAW ENFORCEMENT

‘Video Visitation’ requires mega $$$

County jail forced to upgrade system   BAYBORO – No county official in his or her right mind wants to do anything that might jeopardize the cool $1 million-plus that Uncle Sam pays every year to reimburse the Pamlico County Jail for the temporary care and feeding of inmates charged with Federal crimes. So, when Pamlico County Sheriff Chris Davis (who oversees the jail in addition to his law enforcement duties) asked the County Commissioners on Monday night for a whopping $83,907 to install a state-of-the-art video visitation system, the board swallowed hard, unanimously approving t…

‘Video Visitation’ requires mega $$$

County jail forced to upgrade system   BAYBORO – No county official in his or her right mind wants to do anything that might jeopardize the cool $1 million-plus that Uncle Sam pays every year to reimburse the Pamlico County Jail for the temporary care and feeding of inmates charged with Federal crimes. So, when Pamlico County Sheriff Chris Davis (who oversees the jail in addition to his law enforcement duties) asked the County Commissioners on Monday night for a whopping $83,907 to install a state-of-the-art video visitation system, the board swallowed hard, unanimously approving t…

‘Video Visitation’ requires mega $$$

County jail forced to upgrade system   BAYBORO – No county official in his or her right mind wants to do anything that might jeopardize the cool $1 million-plus that Uncle Sam pays every year to reimburse the Pamlico County Jail for the temporary care and feeding of inmates charged with Federal crimes. So, when Pamlico County Sheriff Chris Davis (who oversees the jail in addition to his law enforcement duties) asked the County Commissioners on Monday night for a whopping $83,907 to install a state-of-the-art video visitation system, the board swallowed hard, unanimously approving t…

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…

Part-timer with Oriental Police Dept. tenders resignation

ORIENTAL – Town Manager Diane Miller announced Tuesday morning that Officer Ben Barnett – who has picked up much of the slack in the wake of Police Chief Dwaine Moore’s indefinite suspension – intends to retire from his part-time post effective May 31. In a brief press release, Miller wrote: Officer Barnett has been with the Oriental Police Department since June of 2013, and served faithfully in every situation and emergency that has crossed our path. He will remain on duty with the Oriental Police Department as a Reserve Officer, and will function as a consultant during the hiring pr…

Oriental police officer arrested

Dwaine Moore of Oriental On Thursday, March 23, 2017, at approximately 11:50pm, Pamlico County Communications received a 911 call from a female requesting help and crying. No further details were given during the call and when telecommunicators attempted to gain more information the call was disconnected. Through investigative means, telecommunicators were able to determine who the phone number was registered to and a search led Pamlico County deputies to 403 Freemason Street in Oriental, North Carolina, where the victims’ vehicle was located. During the course of the investigat…

Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office Planning Summer Camp

Sheriff Chris Davis Pamlico County This summer, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office is planning to begin a new program geared at helping our youth in Pamlico County. We understand that our youth are this community’s greatest asset and want to ensure that we do all we can in making sure these young folks succeed in life. This summer we are planning to start a summer camp for our youth. This camp will last a week and we plan to run as many week-long sessions as we have kids sign up for. Each session we would like to have between 10-15 kids and will be chaperoned by our (2) school resource officers as th…

‘No Justice, No Peace’ vows one

Powerful, silent protest of black community sends message Officials approve ‘body cams’ for sheriff deputies   BAYBORO – Few among them uttered a single word, yet an overwhelming turnout Tuesday night spoke volumes: Any hint of law enforcement brutality will not be tolerated in rural, sparsely populated Pamlico County. Entering one by one, concerned citizens from the county, from the Town of Mesic, and from the congregation of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church – quickly transformed the (usually) more-than-adequate size of the County Commission meeting area into a Sta…

Former New Bern police officer charged

State of North Carolina General Court of Justice Prosecutorial District Three B FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SCOTT E. THOMAS | DISTRICT ATTORNEY New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that former New Bern Police Officer BRADLEY DAIL WILLIAMS, 23, of New Bern, has been charged with Misdemeanor Larceny and Obstruction of Justice. The charges are the result of an investigation conducted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) requested by District Attorney Thomas and New Bern Police Chief Toussaint Summers, Jr. The warrant for arrest alleges tha…

Sheriff Chris Davis of Pamlico County graduated from the Sheriffs’ Leadership Institute

FOR RELEASE MARCH 11, 2016 FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: EDMOND W. CALDWELL, JR. EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL NORTH CAROLINA SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION (919) 459-1052 NORTH CAROLINA SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION Sheriffs’ Leadership Institute Chris Davis PAMLICO COUNTY Sheriff Chris Davis of Pamlico County graduated on March 11, 2016 from the Sheriffs’ Leadership Institute. This training was sponsored by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Association and partially funded through a grant from the Governor’s Crime Commission. Twenty-seven sheriffs from acros…
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