Category Archives: MURDER

DAVIS CONVICTED IN CARTERET DOUBLE MURDER

Beaufort, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Carteret County Superior Court today, JHADEN AUSTIN DAVIS, 26, formerly of Camp Lejeune, was convicted by a jury of two counts of First-Degree Murder. Superior Court Judge W. Douglas Parsons presided over this trial. The case was prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney David Spence, assisted by Victim-Witness Legal Assistant Michelle Gillikin. The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case, led by Chief Detective Jason Wank, with assistance from: the United States Bureau of Alc…

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…

Two Indicted on 2nd Degree Murder charges

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office On 07/11/2016 a Carteret County Grand Jury indicted Michael John Becker, 51, and April Thomas Guthrie, 33 both of 702 Courtyard West, Newport on murder charges for the 2014 overdose death of Kendal Walbert that occurred at 200 Lydia Drive in Newport. Detective Sgt. James Pittman, lead detective on the case, said Walbert, age 23 at the time, died on August 16, 2014, after using heroin sold to him by Guthrie and Becker. Drug detectives and the SBI worked hard on this case in the processing of not only drug evidence but gathering additional electronic evidence f…

Godwin was arrested in Oregon.

David Isiah Godwin Godwin was arrested in Oregon. Developing story  . . .…

Morehead City Police Police investigating murder

David Isiah Godwin Chief Bernette Morris, Chief of Police,  Morehead City Police Department On July 5th 2016 the Morehead City Police Department responded to Country Club Apartments approximately 6:30pm in regard to a requested welfare check on Wendy Rae Tamagne, age 37. Upon arrival on scene it was determined that Wendy Tamagne, was deceased. Any and all unattended deaths are treated as homicides by our investigators. The Morehead City Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and District Attorney Scott Thomas are continuing to work diligently on this case…

Suspect in double murder case appears in Bayboro courtroom

Sheriff orders tight security. Accused man wears bullet proof vest. The accused double-murderer entered the courthouse flanked by several Pamlico County deputies. BAYBORO – Amid perhaps the most stringent security ever seen in Pamlico County’s only courtroom, Joe Thomas Jones III –- shackled, handcuffed, wearing a bullet proof vest, surrounded by a half-dozen plain-clothes deputies, and wearing the familiar black-and-white stripes reserved for those accused of violent crimes – was officially charged with murdering his parents, Joe Thomas Jones, 82; and, Geraldine Thom…

Call to 911 reported Saturday’s double homicide

Law enforcement officials release one-minute recording Joe Thomas Jones III, is alleged to have murdered his parents Saturday afternoon. PAMLICO COUNTY – Sheriff Chris Davis has authorized the release of a call, which first alerted authorities to the slayings of an elderly couple on Janeiro Road. The phone call, made by a male relative, came in just before 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, and triggered an immediate investigation, leading to the arrest Sunday night of Joe Thomas Jones III – a son of the victims. Jones is to be arraigned on murder charges Wednesday morning, April 22, in Pamlic…

Son charged with killing parents

Quiet, rural home rocked by violence Saturday afternoon The deceased man, Joe Thomas Jones, is seen in this file photo from January 2011, cutting firewood outside his home on Janeiro Road, where the killings occurred Saturday. (Exclusive Photo) Joe Thomas Jones III, is alleged to have murdered his parents Saturday afternoon. PAMLICO COUNTY — On Saturday, April 18, at approximately 3:47 p.m. the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding the discovery of two deceased individuals located in a residence at 1396 Janeiro Road near Oriental. Upon arrival, deputies re…

Murder at boat ramp

Two arrested, another could be charged By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer REELSBORO – A remote, snow-encrusted end-of-the-road boat ramp was the scene of an apparent murder Thursday when John Paul Zubia, 24, died after first being beaten with a baseball bat, and subsequently shot. The violent fracas occurred at a state-owned site known as the Lee Landing Public Boat Ramp. After a busy day of pursuing leads, Pamlico County Sheriff Billy Sawyer confidently described the crime as a “pre-arranged fight over a girl,” which occurred just after midnight early Thursday. Sawyer and other law e…
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