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BUSTED: “Operation Royal Taken Down” knocked the Aryan Kings Gang off their throne in Sneads Ferry

Several people have been arrested on felony drug charges after the conclusion of “Operation Royal Taken Down.” On Wed. 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 the Sneads Ferry Community of Onslow County. Members of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Crime Reduction

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BUSTED: More heroin, cocaine and marijuana off the streets of Holly Ridge in a multiple agency effort

(HOLLY RIDGE, NC)- On Wed., May 22, 2019 at approximately 1:30am, in a multi-agency effort, Officers with the Holly Ridge Police Department, Surf City Police Department and the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at 134 N. Green Street. During the service of the search warrant, officers located heroin, cocaine, marijuana and numerous items of drug paraphernalia. The

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BUSTED: Four people charged and arrested with heroin and paraphernalia in a traffic stop in Holly Ridge

On Tuesday, May 21, 2018 Officer Rodriguez of the Holly Ridge Police Department conducted a traffic stop for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, a search of the vehicle was conducted and drugs and drug paraphernalia were located. The individuals in the vehicle were subsequently arrested and all charged with: • possession of heroin • possession of drug paraphernalia

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Jacksonville man Terry Barnes pleaded guilty and sentenced to 14-17 years for the 2016 second-degree murder of his live-in girlfriend Tina Meyer

  On May 21, 2019, Terry Gordon Barnes, age 53 years, pled guilty to second degree murder.  The defendant was sentenced by Judge Charles H. Henry of Onslow County to a minimum of 168 months and a maximum of 214 months in the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction.  The State of North Carolina was represented by Assistant District Attorneys

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Hubert man arrested on felony larceny in relation to theft of a computer chip from a vehicle

On April 26, 2019 Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Patrol responded to Percision Motor Sports on Lake Cole Road for a report of larceny. Investigation revealed that an employee of the business, Tyler Nicolas Amrine, had taken a computer chip from a vehicle that was at the shop and tried to sell it. Amrine, 35-years-old of Huckleberry Lane, Hubert, was

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18-year-old man arrested for statutory rape of a child 15-years-old or younger

Onslow Co. Sheriff’s Office released today that On February 5, 2019 Onslow County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a statutory sex offense that had occurred in January of this year. The victim’s mother reported her minor child had been sexually assaulted by an 18-year-old. Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit investigated the allegation and identified the suspect. Both the victim

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Man arrested on allegations of fraudulent business practice for incomplete hurricane repairs

On May 8, 2019 Onslow County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a citizen reporting that he had hired Matthew Dean Williams to do repair work on his residence after Hurricane Florence, but the work never was done. The General Crimes Unit of the Sheriff’s Office investigated the incident and determined that Williams had committed the same acts on previous

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Sex offender arrested in MD for 54 counts of sexual related offenses against a minor child in Scotland Co. NC

(SCOTLAND CO.,NC)- On Tuesday, May 7, 2019, the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigative Division, obtained criminal arrest warrants against, Cornelius Godfrey Brennecke, 44, of Baltimore, Maryland, in reference to (27) counts of felony First Degree Sexual Offense Against a Minor Child and (27) counts of felony Sexual Activity by a Substitute Parent. Brennecke was a resident of Scotland County

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MOORESVILLE K9 OFFICER SHOT AND KILLED DURING TRAFFIC STOP THIS WEEKEND

MOORESVILLE, NC: Shortly after 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, K9 Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon, 32, was shot during a routine traffic stop on West Plaza Drive. He was transported from the scene but later died from his injuries. Sheldon served with the Mooresville Police Department for six years. The suspect in the shooting fled the scene and was later

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Jacksonville father pleaded guilty to murder in the 2017 death of his infant daughtersa

On May 6, 2019, Traquan Curtis pled guilty to second-degree murder and felony child abuse inflicting serious injury in Onslow County Superior Court.  The defendant received a minimum of 254 months and a maximum of 317 months for second-degree murder and a minimum of 84 months and a maximum of 113 months for felony child abuse with the sentences to

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Laurinburg man arrested on 12 felony counts of indecent liberties and sexual abuse allegations with minors under age 14

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, Thomas Marshall Brooks Jr., of 1006 Scottsdale Road, Laurinburg, NC, was arrested for 12 counts of Felony Indecent Liberties with a Minor Child. These charges came from the Scotland County Grand Jury, having found probable cause for the issuance of these indictments which occurred, Monday, April 29, 2019. In 2018, the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office

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Local marine drowned being caught in a rip current on Emerald Isle this weekend

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at approximately 4:23pm, Emerald Island PD, EMS & Fire responded to a 9-11 call at the 9100 block of the Emerald Island Beach Strand in reference to a reported swimmer in distress. This swimmer was identified as a local Marine, 28-year-old Justin Hinds, stationed aboard Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC. Hinds is a native of Avondale,

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