Category Archives: Crime

Scotland County man arrested on multiple child exploitation charges for child pornography

55-year-old Scotland Co. man, Theodore Chavis was arrested after a search warrant was executed after several complaints received regarding alleged child exploitation. Theodore may go by Teddy or Ted.

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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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A Richlands man wanted for conditions violating his probation was arrested on charges for meth and heroin last week

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Detectives arrested a man who was wanted for violating conditions of his probation. Matthew Paul Csokasy, 28-years-old of Old Fountain Road in Richlands, was taken into custody March 27, 2019 in the parking lot of Friendly Mart on Hwy 258. Upon the arrest, detectives located approximately (18) grams of crystal meth, (1/2) gram of

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OCSO Drug Enforcement Unit lead to another big heroin and marijuana bust last Friday charging two Jacksonville men

Last Friday, March 29, 2019 OCSO issued a press release that two Jacksonville men were arrested on felony drug charges after a joint investigation. On March 28, 2019 an Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit investigation resulted in seizure of a large quantity of heroin being transported into Onslow County. Drug Enforcement Detectives, with the assistance of Uniformed Patrol,

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OCSO Drug Enforcement Unit lead investigation to a Verona man and Sneads Ferry woman’s arrest for heroin, marijuana and cash

In early 2019, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit began an investigation after developing information about a Verona subject that was distributing heroin. On March 31, 2019 the investigation concluded after a traffic stop was conducted on Thomas Walter Spivey. Spivey resisted arrest after (1) gram of heroin, (5) bindles of heroin, (6.3) grams of marijuana, $1,125 in US

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A New Hanover man faces cruelty charges after shooting a neighbors dog

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office announced in a press release there was an made an arrest this week for felony cruelty to animals. On March 29th an Animal Service Unit investigator went to a home located at 444 Horn Rd. at the request of the owner of a dog who had passed away. The owner, Leigh West, learned from

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Outer Banks man wanted for rape of a child under age 15

Currituck County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Howard S. Bendigo, who is pictured below. Bendigo may reside in Nags Head, N.C.. Bendigo is wanted for: F- (Felony) Statutory Rape of Child <+= 15, and M- (Misdemeanor) Sexual Battery. Contact the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office at 252-232-2216 if you know where the subject is. No other details are available at this

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A juvenile was arrested for breaking into vehicles in the Hubert area

A juvenile has been arrested for breaking into several vehicles in the Hubert area. On April 2, 2019, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, Uniformed Patrol responded to a residence on Dayrell Drive in Hubert for a report that a firearm had been stolen from a vehicle. Upon arrival, a juvenile was located in the area and had the weapon in his

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UPDATE: Catch & Release- Charges dismissed by the District Attorney where a Wilmington man was charged for abandoning a pet fish

The New Hanover District Attorney, Benjamin (Ben) David reportedly announced in a press release Tuesday that charges against a Wilmington man accused and charged with animal cruelty for abandoning his pet fish have been dismissed. DA David stated, “We take a very dim view of anyone who would abuse any creature great or small and appreciate the enforcement of the

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Man arrested for felony charges for tractor equipment theft from a Jacksonville residence

A man in jail for unrelated charges, was arrested for stealing heavy equipment from a job site. On March 27, 2019, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Uniformed Patrol responded to a residence on Holly Grove Court in Jacksonville for a report that a tractor and sod roller were stolen. Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Detectives received a tip from a citizen that

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