Author Archives: Melissa Oakley

Holly Ridge man arrested in a child pornography investigation involving a 5 year old child

Halbeisen, 31-years-old of Sages Ridge Drive in Holly Ridge, was taken into custody and charged with one count of Indecent Liberties with a Child. Additional charges are anticipated as the investigation into Halbeisen’s activities continues.

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WANTED: OCSO issued release for whereabouts of Renaldo Shepard

NEWS RELEASE: The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Renaldo Vanocur Shepard. Shepard is wanted in connection for his involvement in a stabbing incident that occurred at the Friendly Mart Convenience Store located at 3160 Wilmington Highway in Jacksonville, NC on 06-30-19 at approximately 7:44 PM. The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Sevonta

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Identity sought in a card fraud investigation

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release Friday afternoon asking for the public’s help identifying an individual wanted for questioning in a stolen credit card case. On June 8, 3019 deputies received a report that an individual had been the victim of credit card fraud. Surveillance footage at a local restaurant shows a black female using the credit card.

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Off the pews and into the sun: Worship services this summer on NTB

(SNEADS FERRY, NC)- Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church is taking church outside this summer hosting three worship services at Beach Access #2 in North Topsail Beach. Pastor Bill Young extends a warm welcome to all near and far for a relaxed church service to Worship On The Beach with music and a sermon. Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 8am Sunday, August 4, 2019 at

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BUSTED: Sneads Ferry woman hit hard with a number of felony drug charges

Repeat Felon, Carolee Jane Simpson, 28-years-old of Old Folkstone Road, Sneads Ferry, was arrested June 18, 2019 resulting from an investigation by Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit known as “Operation Royal Takedown.” On May 22, 2019 investigators with the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit investigated the criminal activity of Aryan Kings Gang members in and around

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Bus accident on the last day of school fortunately left no injuries

After a long year of recovery after Hurricane Florence, much excitement and anticipation from teachers, faculty members, students and families of Onslow County Schools the last day just couldn’t go down in the books without a minor bump in the road. There was an accident involving a school bus Friday morning near the intersection of Foscue and Northwoods Drive. The

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Bank Robbery Suspect Identified In A Second Robbery

(JACKSONVILLE, NC)- UPDATE: Armed Robbery Suspect Identified. The suspect in last Thursday afternoon’s armed robbery of First Citizens Bank, 302 B Western Blvd., has been identified as Christopher Bryan Shingleton, 42, of Swansboro, NC. “Shingleton is currently in the custody of the Craven County Detention Center on similar, but unrelated charges” said Captain Mike Capps, JPD Investigations Supervisor. Shingleton will

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Two charged with felony child abuse of an infant child in Scotland County this week.

(SCOTLAND CO.,NC)- Thursday, Scotland County Sheriff’s Office reported an arrest two adults on felony abuse and negligence of a 16-month-old boy. Kristy Beth Backus, age 23 and Zachary Crabtree, age 24, both residents of 21000 McIntosh Road, Laurinburg, NC were arrested for charges related to a child abuse report received from Scotland Memorial Hospital on May 26, 2019. Backus was

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