Author Archives: Melissa Oakley

INSIDE: 9-11 Call, teacher interviews and medical records released in the breaking case of RaNiya Wright

There are no charges in the death of the 10-year-old child RaNiya Wright who died last month in a nearby hospital following a fight at Forest Hills Elementary. It has been determined that RaNiya was not a victim of bullying and that her and the other student had verbal altercations on a regular basis that teachers have stated to have been mutual. Wright’s death is reported to be a result of a birth defect and not a result of the fight itself.

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WANTED: Hillsborough- a man accused of a shooting injuring one and an infant was in the vehicle

Hillsborough PD are seeking the public’s help locating 24-year-old Elijah Rashad Dobson for a shooting incident, firing into an occupied car occurred on South Churton Street near the intersection of Cardinal Drive. Officers responded at about 5:30 p.m. and located a victim with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to and remains in an area hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. An infant in the victim’s vehicle was unharmed and has since been returned to her mother. The suspect is known to frequent the Raleigh and Durham areas.

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MISSING ADULT: 54-year-old Jose Soto-Rosario of Jacksonville

OCSO NEWS RELEASE: Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a reported missing adult with medical issues. On April 15, 2019, deputies responded to a residence on Rocky Run Road, Jacksonville regarding this missing person. Jose Soto-Rosario was reported missing by family members that last had contact with him approximately a month and a half

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SERIAL RAPIST: Accused robber-rapist with 13 incidents linked back to 1995

Spartanburg PD and Spartanburg Co. Sheriff’s Office made an arrest this month in a 24-year-long string of cases that began as far back as 1995. 13-incidents with 12 victims of criminal sexual conduct or attempted criminal sexual conduct. The detectives finally saw a break in solving who the serial suspect was by DNA evidence that was analyzed by SLED giving a hit. All victims were white females, ages ranging from 14-51 years old. The accused never formed a specific pattern of targeting. A first court date has not been set yet for this suspect.

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“SET IT OFF”: A one-woman inspired robbery in a Durham Wells Fargo

Durham Police Department issued a release tonight via the department Facebook page tonight where they are investigating a bank robbery that happened this afternoon at Wells Fargo at 2821 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard. The suspect is believed to be a man dressed as a woman entered the bank around 4:15p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money and threatening the

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Anderson SC Presbyterian Church vandalized

The police department and city of Anderson took to Facebook Sunday afternoon with a photo showing the damage from the act of vandalism.

The photo shows three broken windows that are over 125 years old, Anderson Police said. The siding of the church was spraypainted in black with the partially misspelled, incorrect word choice in the phrases, “Submit to God thru Islam,” [sic] and “Muhammed is his prophet” [sic]

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Two ECU students killed in a fatal car crash and one from Sneads Ferry

A fatal car crash in Charleston, SC on Friday killed two East Carolina University (ECU) students, as well as the driver of another car and seriously injured two more students, officials said Saturday. One student in the crash was one of Onslow’s own from Sneads Ferry, NC, 18-year-old James Edwin Stanley “Beau”. Shea Crothers, 22, of 17 Avenue F, Charlotte,

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UPDATE-SUSPECT CAPTURED: Saundra Wagner for the murder of James Pannoni and cause of death released

UPDATE: On April 9, 2019 Onslow County Sheriff’s Office released information that James Pannoni was found deceased at his residence, 101 Chasity Way in Hubert. Mr. Pannoni was the victim of a homicide and autopsy results concluded that the victims cause of death was a result of being stabbed. During the late evening hours of April 7, 2019, Onslow County

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UPDATE: OCSO is underway with a homicide investigation seeking the public’s help

OCSO is underway with a homicide investigation and seeking the public’s help building a timeline leading up to the death of Mr. James Pannoni. Pannoni, who was found dead this week after being reported missing by his daughter from Massachusetts when she was unable to reach her father since his birthday last month.

Anyone with information about Pannoni is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.

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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MISSING: Cleveland Co. 14-year-old Taylor Owens may be in the company of a man wanted for statutory rape

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a Taylor Owens. Taylor is 14-years-old with long brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a grey tank top, light blue jeans, and gray vans shoes. She was seen running and getting into a Dark PT Cruiser on 04-07-19 at around 6:30 pm on McBrayer Springs Road in Shelby.

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Missing Hubert man found dead and being investigated as a homicide

After conducting a welfare check and preliminary investigation, a missing Hubert man was found dead in his home. His death is being investigated as a homicide and is believed to be an isolated incident with no ongoing threat to the community. Anyone with information about Mr. Pannoni’s death is urged to contact OCSO at 910-455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward up to $2,500 for info that is deemed valuable and assists LE in the investigation.

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Spring Lake Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying suspects in multiple break ins

(SPRING LAKE, NC)- On Tuesday March 26, 2019 around 10:45pm a single unknown suspect broke into the Sprint Store located at 505 N.C. Hwy 210 in Spring Lake, NC. The suspect is a black male, slender build and did not have his face covered. On Tuesday April 9, 2019 at approximately 4:00am, two black male suspects broke into the Sprint

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A man arrested after driving on the wrong side of the road in a high speed chase

A man has been arrested after driving on the wrong side of a highway at a high rate of speed. At around 4:00 AM on Sunday, April 7, 2019, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Uniformed Patrol responded to the area of Piney Green Road and Freedom Highway for a report that a vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed

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SILVER ALERT: 81-year-old woman missing from Spring Lake

The Spring Lake Police Department is attempting to locate an elderly woman, Margarete Schneidereit Scott, 81-years-old. Scott was last seen by family members leaving her residence in Spring Lake to go to the Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville, NC around 2pm on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Scott may be suffering from memory loss or some other cognitive impairment. She was

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