Three charged in Kidnapping & Assault

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Carteret County Deputies report the last of three main suspects being sought in connection with a kidnapping and assault are now in custody.

Detectives began investigating the incident after a 911 call was made by one of the victims who escaped from a home in Newport where he and a female were bound with duct tape and held against their will.

Deputies say the incident occurred at the home of Dennis Franklin Graham at 264 Carl Garner Road in Newport early Friday morning, 04/19/2019. The two victims, Shawn Marshall, 25, and Brittany Katen, 27, were assaulted with a handgun, shotgun, and razor knife. The incident occurred over money and narcotics allegedly stolen from the arrestees.


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Terrance Lee Jones, 28, of 123 Gosling Ln, Beaufort was charged with two counts of first degree kidnapping, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, one count of sexual battery and is being held on a $175,000.00 bond.

Cade Russell Jones, 28, of 268 Old Winberry Rd, Newport was charged with two counts of first-degree kidnapping, two counts of assault by pointing a gun and is being held on a one million dollar bond (non-related charged included).

Thomas Wayne Willis, 41, of 109 Earl Ave, Beaufort was charged with two counts of first-degree kidnapping, one count of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and is being held on a $85,000.00 bond.

Detective Lt. Derek Moore, lead detective on the case, advised the incident is still under investigation and additional arrests may be made.