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Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 
 

For Immediate Release:

May 11, 2012

 

Identity Theft


 

On May 10, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested Steven Jason Congleton, DOB:  1/24/1974, of 4241 Willow Drive in Ayden after an investigation revealed that he had stolen a social security number to apply for 18 or more credit cards.

 

Suspicion began when the victim received a letter from one of the credit cards companies because of a discrepancy in his address.  A credit report revealed that the applications for the credit cards had taken place between March 26 and April 11.  No charges were made on any of the cards.

 

The investigation into how he obtained the social security number is ongoing.

 

Already on a pre-trial release for Identity Theft in Pitt County in September, 2011, Congleton is now charged with 18 counts of Identity Theft; and 18 counts of Attempt to Obtaining Property by False Pretense for this incidence.  He remains in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $250,000 secured bond.

 

For Further Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6517



Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 
 

Press Release

May 10, 2012

 

Operation:  Support Your Child


 

In a countywide crackdown on noncustodial parents, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office will begin a month long effort to aggressively collect overdue child support and serve civil process papers.

 

This program starts on May 17 and will continue through Father’s Day on June 17.  Many of the over 250 warrants to be served during the enforcement are outstanding by years. These suspects have been on the run, but deputies believe that they are still in Pitt County.  In total, the child support delinquent amount adds up to over $1 million.

 

The PCSO Civil Unit works closely with the Department of Social Services.  Even though over $13 million in delinquent child support was collected last year and over 3260 civil process papers have been served in Pitt County since July1, 2011, the job is never caught up.  Each month, DSS provides hundreds of civil process papers that are issued to be served. All of these documents are served by four deputies.

 

“Failure to obey court orders and pay child support is an ongoing problem for all communities,” Sheriff Neil Elks stated.  “Not living up to parental responsibilities has an extreme negative impact on our community and society as a whole.”

 

Sheriff Elks will discuss and answer questions on May 17 at 11:00 in the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office conference room.

 

The media is invited to follow units while warrants are served.

 

 

For Further Information, contact

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

 



Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 
 

Press Release

May 24, 2012

 

Featured Parent of the Week is Captured

Owing $88,000 Moves him from #2 to #1

 

At 12:30a.m., the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joel Williams at a Greenville apartment complex after several tips from the public led to his location.  Williams is one of four featured noncustodial parents this week who have long evaded deputies.

 

Williams owes $88,000 in back child support.  A miscalculation in total warrants originally documented him owing only $47,000.  This final calculation ranks Williams at the top of the offenders owing the most back child support in Pitt County.

 

Thanks to the essential help from the public, Operation Support Your Child is proving to be a great success. 

 

“We are so thankful to the media for helping us distribute pictures of these noncustodial parents,” Sheriff Neil Elks stated.  “The information that has been given to us from the public has been vital to the success of this operation.”

 

“Joel Williams has been difficult for us to locate for a long time,” Elks continued.  “If not for the tips that have been received, we might still be searching for him.  The community working together with law enforcement is the key to keeping Pitt County safe.”

 

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, in a concentrated effort to crackdown on noncustodial parents, launched Operation Support Your Child on May 17 in a month long effort to aggressively collect overdue child support. Within the first week, 47 of the featured noncustodial parents have been located and arrested while another 25 have been recalled.

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This program will continue through Father’s Day on June 17.  Many of the warrants to be served during the enforcement are outstanding by years and total over $1 million. 

 

Williams is in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $125,000 secured bond, $25,000 of which is from a previous charge not related to child support.

 

For Further Information, contact

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6357

 



Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 
 

For Immediate Release:

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

 

Antwuan Monte Forbes Arrested For Indecent Exposure

 

On August 27, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Antwuan Monte Forbes, 40, of 124 New Hope Road in Greenville with Indecent Exposure.

 

Deputies responded to a report from sheriff’s office communicators around 6:00p.m. that Forbes was exposing himself in the lobby of the courthouse.

 

A brief investigation by Deputy Kenneth Todd revealed that communicators witnessed Forbes exposing himself explicitly while sitting in the reception area.

 

Forbes is charged with Indecent Exposure.  He is currently in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $5,000 bond.

 

Forbes is a registered sex offender.

 

For Further Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6357



Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 
 

Press Release

September 18, 2012

 

Agencies Partner To Solve Crime


Unsolved hit and run featured in new segment of “90 Seconds to Justice”

 

 The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the Pitt County Office of Public Information, has released a new, “90 Seconds to Justice” video.

 

 This new broadcast features the unsolved hit and run fatality that occurred in the early morning of August 18. Pitt Community College student, Austin Baeza, 20, of Mooresville was found on NC 33 East near Memorial Drive. The NCSHP and Pitt County CrimeStoppers are asking for information from the public in solving this case. The video can be viewed on the sheriff’s office YouTube Channel or at http://youtu.be/Y5anXfdm_2U.

 

A Candle Light Vigil in memory of that fatal night will be held at the crash site on Thursday, September 20 at 7p.m.. This grieving family hopes to keep Austin's memory alive and encourage people to come forward with any information.

 

The vehicle involved in the incident was possibly a Chrysler (Jeep, Dodge, and Plymouth) product sustaining damage to the front end headlight area. It may also be missing a mirror or antenna.

 

In the past few months, this is the second hit & run incident which has occurred in Pitt County resulting in serious injury or death to a person.  The other case involved a family crossing Memorial Drive near the Waffle House; this case is being investigated by the Greenville Police Department.

 

Someone knows something in each of the cases. Perhaps they have seen unexplained damages on a friend or family member’s vehicle. Perhaps they have heard who is responsible. If you have information, please call CrimeStoppers at 757-7777 and help these families find justice.

 

For Further Information, contact:

Christy Wallace  252-902-6517

 

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

Pitt County Sheriff's Office

252-902-6517



Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 
 

Press Release

September 2012

Update:  Featured Noncustodial Parents for September, 2012

Includes NEW Website

 

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Civil Unit is asking for information on the whereabouts of the following noncustodial parents. 

 

Aaron Carmon, DOB: 4/28/86; has been evading deputies for five months.  Carmon has outstanding warrants for Child Support; one Order to Show Cause; he is a Probation Absconder; and has a warrant for Probation Violation.  Carmon has ties to the South Greene Street area, and frequents Raleigh Avenue and Spruce Street.

Quincy Godley, DOB: 12/30/78; has been avoiding deputies for over four months.  Godley has an outstanding child support warrant in Pitt County. We have been looking for him for 4 ½ months.  Godley is known to visit/stay in the area of Katherine’s Place off Hwy 33 West near Barrus Construction Road.

Alton Woods, DOB: 3/31/88; has been evading deputies for over two months.  Woods has two outstanding warrants for Child Support; three Orders to Show Cause; one Civil Summons; and one Failure to Appear.  Woods spends time around west Greenville, specifically Sheppard Street and Roosevelt Avenue.

Natasha Barrett-Gaskins, DOB: 2/27/88; has been dodging deputies for two months.  Barrett-Gaskins has outstanding warrants for Child Support; she is a Probation Absconder; 8 Failure to Appear warrants ranging from Simple Assault; Identity Theft; Obtaining Property by False Pretenses; Probation Violation; Financial Card Fraud; and Cyber-stalking. Barrett-Gaskins is known to frequent the areas of Lindbeth Drive and Pecan Grove apartments.

Scotty Taylor, DOB: 12/8/70; has been avoiding deputies for about a month.  Taylor has six outstanding child support warrants in Pitt County; one child support warrant in  Wilson County; and a Failure to Appear warrant in Martin County.  He is known to stay with family around Goldsboro Run Road off Stantonsburg Road and hangs out in Farmville area.  He mainly seeks employment as a laborer on farms.

The link below is an online gallery picturing all current persons wanted for Child Support on Pitt County cases.  This site is being updated daily, both as arrests are made and as new warrants are received.    

 

Sharing the link through social media sites and on websites will be greatly appreciated.  All tips and information should be directed to Deputy R. Newsome at (252) 341-5953.  Thank you in advance for your help.

 

http://pittcountychildsupport.shutterfly.com

 

 

 



Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 
 

For Immediate Release:

September 24, 2012

Breaking and Entering Suspects Detained at the Scene

 

At 9:20a.m. on September 21, deputies with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a breaking and entering in progress on Toddy Road in Farmville.  

 

The caller, Mia Edwards, 46, locked herself and her granddaughter in an upstairs bedroom after seeing two men trying to break in the window.  As Edwards remained on the phone with the Pitt County Communications Center, she could hear the intruders in the residence while waiting for law enforcement to arrive.

 

Several deputies responded.  Arriving first on the scene, Farmville Central High School’s Resource Officer Justin Dickinson witnessed two males running through the backyard into a field behind the residence.  Dickinson was able to capture one of the suspects while the other was detained by Deputy D.W. Grasha in a wooded area close by.

 

Deputy Joy Langley noticed a parked vehicle and the driver claimed that it had broken down.  She detained the male while investigating further. 

 

Trayvond M. Atkins, DOB: 2/5/1995, of 5096 Greenpine Road in Farmville, Israel Christian Williams, DOB:  3/13/1996, of 3310 North Jefferson Street, Fountain, and the driver of the vehicle, Corey Dixon, DOB:  11/27/1978 of 2202 Myrtlewood Drive, Fountain are all charged with Felony, Breaking and Entering of a Building.

 

Atkins is under a $50,000 secured bond, while Williams and Dixon are under a $10,000 secured bond.  All remain in the Pitt County Detention Center. 

 

For Mugs, please contact the Pitt County Detention Center.

 

 

 

For more Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6357




Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 
 

Press Release

September 25, 2012

 

Seventh Arrest in Triple Murder in Farmville

 

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office made a seventh arrest today in the April 1 robbery of the Hustle Mart-3 in Farmville and the deaths of employees, Mokbel Mohamed Almujanahi, 16, Nabil Nasser Saeed Al’mogannahi, 26, and Gaber Alawi, 24.

Ashley Dorthell Johnson, 23, of La Grange, was indicted Monday on three counts Accessory After the Fact of First Degree Murder. Johnson turned herself into the PCSO this afternoon.

Johnson is enrolled at East Carolina University and is a friend of suspect Willie Odell Whitehead, Jr.

Whitehead, 24, of Pinetops, Antwan Andre Anthony, 29, of Bethel; Xavier Shamble, 20, of Farmville; and Raekwon Terrell Blount, 15, of Snow Hill are all charged with three counts of First Degree Murder.

Zipporah Purvis, 24, of Farmville, was charged on April 24 with three counts Accessory After the Fact of First Degree Murder. Valerie Denise Blount, 30, of Snow Hill was charged on April 26 with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile in connection with the incident.

She is in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $3 million secured bond.  Investigation continues in this case.

For mug, please contact the Pitt County Detention Center.

 

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

Pitt County Sheriff's Office

252-902-6517



Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 
 

Press Release

November 2, 2012

 

Local Business Owner Increases Reward for Unsolved Case

 

Up to $7000 is now the reward for information in the fatal hit and run of a college student in Pitt County.

Brent Lee of Lee of Greenville has just announced that he will add $2000 to the previous amount being offered by Pitt County CrimeStoppers for information that leads to the arrest of the person(s) involved in this crime.

The unsolved case of Austin Baeza caught the attention of Lee when the Baeza Family held a prayer vigil in memory of Austin.  As a father of young adults living away from home, Lee felt a special connection with the case of the 20 year old that was struck and killed on Belvoir Highway on August 18.

The State Highway Patrol continues to solicit leads from the community, and Lee hopes this additional award will encourage people to come forward.

Austin Alexander Baeza was found along N.C. 33 West near North Memorial Drive at 9a.m. on August 18. It is believed he was hit by a vehicle likely between 4:30 and 6a.m. The vehicle in question is possibly an older model Chrysler product to include a Dodge, Jeep, or Plymouth that sustained damage to the front right side including the mirror.

The family of Austin is campaigning for tougher penalties for drivers who leave the scene of a hit and run. They are also campaigning for quicker alerts to the community about vehicles involved as the community’s help is critical to providing information to law enforcement.

 

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

Pitt County Sheriff's Office

252-902-6517



Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 
 

For Immediate Release:

January 14, 2013

 

Arrested for Opiates

 

On January 11, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Sally Anita Rogers, DOB:  2/18/1976, of 2583 Old #4 Road, Whittier, NC after a tip lead to an investigation into the trafficking of prescription pain pills.

 

As a result of the investigation, Rogers’ vehicle was stopped at Black Jack-Simpson Road and Avon Road.  A search of the vehicle revealed 100 oxycodone pills with a street value of $3,000.

 

 

A 9mm handgun that was concealed in a secret compartment and more than $5,000 was also seized.

 

“These commonly prescribed prescription pain killers are derived from opium, the same plant material used to create heroin,” explained Sheriff Neil Elks.  “These opium-based medications are highly addictive, and once the user is addicted, they will take great measures to get their needed fix making this a big business for the dealer.”


Rogers is charged with two counts of trafficking in opiates by possession; trafficking in opiates by transport; and carrying a concealed weapon.  She was transported to the Pitt County Detention Center and placed under a $200,000 secured bond.

 

Rogers also has similar pending charges in Jackson County, NC and is awaiting trial on those charges.

 

A mug shot is available by calling the Pitt County Detention Center.

 

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

Pitt County Sheriff's Office

252-902-6517


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