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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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20,373lbs of beef possibly contaminated sparks nationwide recall

AdvancePierre Foods, Inc., an Enid, Okla. establishment, is recalling approximately 20,373 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef patties that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically soft purple plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on April 2nd. The frozen RTE flame broiled beef patties were produced on Nov. 30, 2018. The following products are

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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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Allen County coroner released case “facts” in matters of Taemon Blair

Allen County Sheriff’s Office released a 4-page report this week after Taemon Blair’s story “broke the internet” by going viral. Blair’s tragic and mysterious death at what was believed to be a positive time in his life leaves his family uneasy and wanting an investigation further into his death. Allen Co. authorities have ruled Blair’s death a suicide by hanging and the internet says it was a lynching. In many posts it has been alleged that Blair’s hands were bound, authorities confirmed that to be false. Much of the black community believes that black people do not commit suicide by hangings due to the history of our ancestors being lynched. Whereas, statistical data shows that black americans have in fact chosen this method in the past. However, the method utilized and often the cause of suicide is usually tied to cultural, religious and family beliefs or matters per The National Center for Biotechnology Information.

If you or someone you know are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please reach out to someone or call the National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255. #TaemonBlair #MysteryOfTaemonBlair

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Piney Green Soccer Club fields vandalized

PGSC reported on their FB page this afternoon, “This happened at approximately at 5am this morning according to the school. If anyone has any information or witnessed any vehicles please contact us! We are in the progress of moving games this weekend. Fields are closed today. We will advise when we have more info.” In the photos, you can see

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UPDATE: Last of the FIVE Inmates escaped from Nash Co. apprehended in S.C. in Sunday.

UPDATE: In a Nash County Sheriff’s Office press release Sunday, 3/31/19 at 4:15A.M, The last one of Nash County Detention Center escapees was apprehended in South Carolina. “Nash County Sheriff’s Office is reporting Laquaris Rashad Battle, the last of the five inmate escapees from the Nash County Detention Center breakout, has been located and taken into custody few moments ago.

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Holy Guacamole! Avocado recall for six states including NC

Holy Guacamole! The recalled products have been distributed in six states and NC is one of the six – California-grown conventional and organic avocados — were packed at Henry Avocado’s packing facility in California and distributed in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. All shipments from the packing facility are subject to the recall (Henry Avocado did not begin packing there until late January 2019). Avocados imported from Mexico and distributed by Henry Avocado are not subject to the recall and may continue to be sold and consumed.

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