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Four busted using drugs in a local Speedway restroom

On Saturday, Nov.24, 2018, at approximately 6:00 am, the clerk at the Speedway called and advised there were people in the restroom using drugs. Officers spoke with the suspects and they found a syringe with residue and blood in the bathroom. Upon a search of the suspects’ vehicle, officers found heroin, opium pills, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and marijuana paraphernalia. The

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Update: FOUND SAFE!AMBER ALERT: GASTON CO., NC 3YR OLD DESTINY BOYKINS

UPDATE: CHILD LOCATED SAFELY IN REGARDS TO THE NUMEROUS AMBER ALERTS THAT WE HAVE ALL RECEIVED ACROSS THE STATE TODAY OUT OF GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA (GASTON CO.) Via TV, phone, Etc. The vehicle was involved in a pursuit with the Charlotte Mecklenburg police department and crashed on I-77 northbound at Remount Road. The child is safe and in custody of

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Shooting suspect suicide, Victim showing signs of hope

Early this Saturday morning in a press release the Jacksonville Police Department confirmed the identity of the suspect in the shooting. Charles Henry Harper Jr., 58 years-old, who has been named as the person of interest and suspect in this Friday afternoon shooting that happened nearby the Aloha nail salon and Dunkin Donuts off of Western Boulevard in Jacksonville, North

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Jacksonville woman transported to Greenville in isolated shooting incident

Shooting Investigation One injured and transported in afternoon incident. At approximately 1:50 PM on Friday, October 26, 2018, officers of the Jacksonville Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the parking lot of Dunkin Donuts, 433A Western Boulevard. Officers found one victim suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers established a perimeter and began a search of the area

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Teen defendants in the murder case of a former Onslow County deputy William Clifton set for trial

Grand jury indictments were issued by the Onslow County Prosecuting Attorney Jamie B. Askins on October 9, 2018 for defendants Caitlyn Ridgeway and William Welch. Caitlyn Ridgeway was brought into Onslow County Superior Court on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the 2pm session in the first degree murder of former Onslow County Deputy William Clifton. The death penalty will not

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Triggerman sentenced in 2014 murder of Elmer Hudler today

In July of this year, The Onslow Beat began covering the tragic and senseless murder of Mr. Elmer Hudler, a man well loved by his community and family in  Murder Mayhem Series (Vol 1. No. 2). On April 21, 2014, Elmer Lee Hudler was shot three times in the head with a .25 cal pistol, in his bed, in his

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Jacksonville man arrested for sex trafficking a minor child

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Services 717 Court Street ∙Jacksonville, NC 28540 (910) 989-4055 or (910) 989-4070 RELEASE DATE: 10/23/2018 NEWS RELEASE A Jacksonville man has been arrested on numerous human trafficking charges in Onslow County. On October 20, 2018 Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit, Drug Enforcement Unit, Jacksonville Police Department, Department of Homeland Security and the FBI

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