Wanted fugitive arrested on drug charges along with one Hubert woman

Photo Credit: Beverly Wilcox

A man wanted on numerous charges has been arrested by Onslow County Sheriff’s Office.

On Jan. 7, 2019, members of the Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit developed information that Cruz Costilla Abney, a wanted fugitive, had returned to the area. On Jan. 8th the Drug Enforcement Unit located Abney traveling on Gum Branch Road and conducted a traffic stop. Abney resisted and after a brief struggle, was taken into custody. Abney ingested narcotics during the incident and was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

Several readers contacted The Onslow Beat inquiring in concern as they were in the area and shared their observations as the apprehension at the intersection of Gumbranch and Western Blvd took place. Video of the scene:

Video credit: Jason Shupe, Jacksonville NC

Abney, 29-years-old of Hadley Collins Road in Maysville was transported to the magistrate’s office and charged with the following:

  • Felony Parole Violation
  • Misdemeanor Larceny
  • Misdemeanor Assault on a Female
  • Felony Flee/Elude Law Enforcement Officer
  • Misdemeanor Resist/Obstruct/Delay a Law Enforcement Officer
  • Careless and Reckless Driving, Endangering Others

He is currently in the Onslow County Detention Center under no bond.

Photo Credit: Beverly Wilcox

Aubrey Alissa Lacapria, 32-years-old of Parnell Road in Hubert was operating the vehicle Abney was in. She was also arrested, taken before the magistrate and charged with:

  • Felony Possession Cocaine
  • Felony Conspiracy
  • Misdemeanor Possession Drug Paraphernalia

Her bond was set at $2,000 secured. Their first court appearance was scheduled for January 8, 2019.

This is an ongoing investigation and additional drug related charges are pending.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2019-000365 when calling.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

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