Tag Archives: NC Crimes against children

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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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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Man arrested for abduction in case of missing juvenile found safe out of state

A local man has been arrested for taking a juvenile out-of-state. On February 4, 2019, 15-year-old Alice Morris was reported missing by her family. During the investigation, detectives determined that Morris was in the company of Zachary Journey and the two had fled Onslow County for Florida. On February 6, 2019, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit Detectives obtained

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Man sentenced to serve a minimum of 444 months and max of 714 months for sex crimes against children.

On Feb. 7, 2019, Harvey Lee Essary, Jr. was found guilty of statutory rape of a minor, 2nd degree forcible rape, 2nd degree forcible sexual offense, and 3 counts of statutory rape of a person 13, 14, or 15 years of age. Superior Court Judge Charles H. Henry sentenced the defendant to consecutive active sentences of a minimum of 300

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Jacksonville man arrested for nude photos of a juvenile family member

A Jacksonville man has been arrested after having nude photographs of a juvenile family member. On December 5, 2018 Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit detectives received a report that a juvenile had been made to photograph themselves nude by a family member. During the investigation, it was learned that the family member was attempting to punish the juvenile

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UPDATE: FOUND SAFE AMBER ALERT NC: MT. AIRY 12yr old boy, Anthony Diaz abducted

UPDATE: Amber has been cancelled as of 3:30 PM Sunday. There’s no information about the abductor at this time. Anthony Manuel Diaz, age 12 reportedly last seen Jan 6, 2019 in Mount Airy, NC. Police reported that that Diaz went missing from the 900 block of Willow Street. Diaz is described as a Hispanic male approximately 4’7″ tall weighing approximately

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MISSING CHILD: Columbus Co. NC- Rayne Wilson.

15-year-old Rayne Wilson was last seen getting off a school bus and into a gold car on November 19 at about 3:15 p.m. at the youth center in Bolton. She was last seen wearing a white polo uniform shirt and khaki pants and a dark colored jacket. Rayne was last seen getting into a gold automobile of an unknown make

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Man arrested again with child crimes the second time this year

NEWS RELEASE For the second time in less than 6 months, a Hubert man has been arrested for indecent liberties on a child. Edward Joseph Hornbeck Jr. was arrested by Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit August 21, 2018 for exposing himself and having inappropriate interaction with a juvenile under the age of 12. Since that time, Swansboro Police

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Richlands man arrested for statutory rape of 13 year-old

NEWS RELEASE This morning the Onslow County Sheriffs Office shared in a press release the arrest of a Richland’s man for statutory rape of a 13 year-old female child. On September 26, 2018, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims’ Unit received information from West Virginia State Police that a sex offense on a minor had occurred in Onslow County during

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Aubrey Joelle Acree FOUND ALIVE AND SAFE in Oklahoma and one man arrested

BREAKING: Aubrey has been missing out of Rutherford Co. NC since Sunday.  Reports of surveillance footage showed a white Subaru hatchback to be the suspected vehicle after a silver alert was issued for Acree. The FBI and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office found Acree safe and alive in Checotah, Oklahoma just before 11p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Troopers with

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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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Convicted sex offender babysitter charged in Gastonia, NC

A registered sex offender has been charged with babysitting minors at his Gastonia home. Eric Spurling, age 37 of 425 DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAY GASTONIA, NC 28052 in GASTON County (formerly 2744 Springbrook Circle Gastonia) has been arrested, in custody under a $1M (million) dollar bond and possibly to face more charges. He was originally convicted in Washington

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Repeat sex offender charged with multiple offenses sending digital images of own child.

In July, The Onslow Beat published a story on Chasity D. Meeks, Chasity D. Keeter, (Chasity Dawn) (aliases) for an arrest on July 11, 2018, by Onslow County Sheriff’s Department for arson at their Firetower Rd. residence at that time in the Southwest area of Jacksonville, NC. Since this occurrence, The Onslow Beat has maintained a track of observation on

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