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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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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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Maple Hill man sentenced to 11-16 years on nine heroin related charges

Wilbur Leon Farrior, 58-years-old, previously of 120 Vinka Street, Maple Hill was arrested by Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit on November 2, 2017 and charged with the following criminal offenses: Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Possession Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Manufacturing Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Sale Trafficking Opium/Heroin by Delivery Manufacturing Schedule II Controlled Substance Sell Schedule II Controlled Substance Delivery Schedule

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NC 9th Congressional operator accused as ballot fraud ringleader- Leslie Dowless Jr. arrested

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fncsbi%2Fphotos%2Fa.741184572691306%2F1425413887601701%2F%3Ftype%3D3&width=500 WAKE CO.,NC- NC’s 9th Congressional District operative has been charged with obstruction of justice and illegal ballot possession related to the 2016 and 2018 elections. Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. was indicted by a grand jury and arrested, following evidence gathered and presented from during the investigation in light of the irregularities of absentee ballots in Bladen County in the

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Richlands man sentenced to 7 to 9 years on a number of drug related charges

Bradley Wayne Burgess, 28-years-old of Nine Mile Road in Richlands was arrested by Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit on November 2, 2017 and charged with: Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Methamphetamine Manufacture Methamphetamine (2) Counts Sell/Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance Felony Conspiracy Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Today in Onslow County superior court, Burgess was convicted after a two-and-a-half

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Grappo found guilty of involuntary manslaughter among drug related charges

Concluding almost two weeks of court proceedings and over two hours of jury deliberations Monday in Onslow County Superior Court, Josh Grappo was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Joseph Allen. Additionally, several drug related charges, such as: sell of fentanyl, deliver fentanyl and possession with intent to sell and deliver fentanyl for his actions on June 23,

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Driver in the Bingo Hall Murder back in court Tuesday morning for two cases

James Williamson will be in Onslow Superior Court at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
He was tried for 2 ½ weeks December 4-17, 2018 for the attempted robbery and murder of Kim Flournoy at TNT Bingo that occurred December 30, 2012. He was also tried at the same time for robbery of Lori Cannon of Tarheel Taxi that occurred on December 28, 2012. The jury deliberated for 2 days and deadlocked 9-3.

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Onslow County blogger convicted in cyberstalking trial Monday

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 in Onslow County district court Gerald Dewayne Jackson, age 23, owner of a blog formerly known as “News in Onslow” and a recent name change to “The North Carolina Beat”, was found guilty in a cyberstalking case against a Jacksonville man, his wife. This man and his family have experienced attacks online via live streams on

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Murder Mayhem Series Vol.1 No.3 Second man goes to trial in 2012 Bingo Hall Murder

UPDATE: Jurors selected to determine the fate of James Edward Williamson told The Honorable Superior Court Judge R. Kent Harrell, they have been unable to come to a unanimous verdict surrounding the suspect that is charged with second-degree murder in the violent death of Kim Flournoy in 2012. District attorney Ernest Lee rendered closing arguments this morning reminding the jury

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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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Murder Mayhem Series Vol.1 No.2: Son of slain Elmer Hudler trial soon to begin

UPDATE: On October 3, 2018 Josh Hudler, the son of Elmer Hudler was sentenced to a minimum of 21 years and a maximum of 25 years in prison for second degree murder of his father. The DA never had intention of seeking the death penalty.

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Murder Mayhem Series Vol.1 No.1: Murder of Sheldon Prawl 10/31/13

Shop Amazon Devices – $10 off Certified Refurbished Echo Dot—$29.99 for a limited time UPDATE 08/16/18: #verdict2 #MurderOfSheldonPrawl Today in Onslow County Superior Court, Carleton Davis, age 38, was found guilty (convicted) of second-degree murder and felony concealment of a death bearing sentence to serve a total of 38-48 years in prison. Earlier this year, Richard Grady Jackson issued a

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