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Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 

For Immediate Release:

October 26, 2011

Joint Investigation Leads to Three Arrests

 


A two month investigation by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Units lead to three arrests last night.

 

Michael Aaron Cartwright, 29; Willie Mac Clark, Jr., 41, and Joseph Vines, 46, were arrested during a search of 1408 Joel Lane.  Ten bricks of heroin were discovered.  Two vehicles and $3,000 were also seized.

 

Cartwright and Clark are charged with trafficking heroin. Both are in the Pitt County Detention Center.  Cartwright is under a $1 million secured bond, and Clark is under a $500,000 secured bond.

 

Vines is also in the Pitt County Detention Center for violating conditions of his pre-trial

release.

 

The street value of the 500 dosage units of heroin is estimated between $10, 000 and $14,000. 

 

For mug shots, please call the Pitt County Detention Center.

 

      

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:
October 31, 2011
  
Ring Leader in Human Trafficking Organization Arrested
  
On October 28, a ring leader  in the Human Trafficking organization in Eastern North Carolina, Oscar Salinas-Rodriguez, DOB:  9/12/1974, was arrested after a search warrant was executed at a brothel house at 5770 Highway 264 East in Greenville that he operated. This prostitution operation is part of a larger criminal organization. 

After an on-going investigation by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, a female victim from Western North Carolina was identified and rescued.  She had been promised a cleaning job, but when she arrived, she was forced to engage in sex labor.
 
The victim had been held at the brothel for approximately one week.  Case workers with the Salvation Army are currently working with this victim to identify any victim service needs she may have.
 
Kenia Susana Valdez-Gomez, DOB:  4/24/1965, of Brooklyn, NY and Jose Machado Castro, DOB:  5/31/1991, of Wilson were also arrested and charged with  Solicit for Prostitution.  Both are in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond. 
 
Salinas-Rodriguez is charged with Sexual Servitude Adult Victim, and remains in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond, as well as an immigration detainer.
The operation involved numerous partners of the Pitt County Human Trafficking Task Force to include the Salvation Army and ICE (Immigration, Customs Enforcement)

 

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:
December 1, 2011
  

Multiple Agencies Make 10 Arrests with 71 Charges

 

On November 30, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, Ayden Police Department, and the United States Marshall Service Violent Fugitive Task Force of Eastern North Carolina arrest 10 suspects involving multiple drug charges

 

A total of 71 charges were served as a result of a long time investigation ranging from trafficking in cocaine to failure to appear for court.

 

Tony Terell Carmon, DOB:  1/24/1983 of Arden; 3 counts Trafficking Cocaine;  $5,000 secured bond.

 

Khalif Levar Harper Sr., DOB:  4/25/1977 of Ayden;  PWISD Cocaine;  $30,000 secured bond.

 

Waddy Nathan Agnew, DOB: 3/13/1971 of Ayden;   3 counts PWISD Cocaine, Sell Cocaine, Deliver Cocaine;  $50,000 secured bond.

 

Dennis James Whitaker, DOB: 1/23/1982 of Ayden;  3 counts PWISD Cocaine, Sell Cocaine, Deliver Cocaine, 1 count PWISD Marijuana;  $40,000 secured bond.

 

Jaquilla Devon Wallace,  DOB:  5/16/1978  of Grifton;  PWISD Cocaine;  $10,000 secured bond.

 Xavier Akeam Howard, DOB:  4/9/1990 of Ayden;  4 Counts PWISD Cocaine, Sell Cocaine, Deliver Cocaine;  $75,000 secured bond.

Samuel Ward, PWISD Cocaine (No Further Information Available at this time.)

Travis Leavil Daniels, DOB:  7/8/1980 of Greenville;  3 Counts PWISD Cocaine, Sell Cocaine, Deliver Cocaine, Fail to appear DWLR, Fail to appear Assault on Female, Fail to appear DWI, Fail to appear Drug paraphernalia;  $69,300 secured bond.

Janeil Lamar Furr, DOB:  1/5/1977 of Greenville;  2 counts PWISD Cocaine, Sell Cocaine, Deliver Cocaine, Fait to appear 2 counts Communicating Threats, Fail to appear Public consumption, Fail to appear Resisting public officer, Fail to appear second degree trespass, Fail to appear Drug paraphernalia;  $60,000 secured bond.

Benjamin Coy Lisk, DOB:  10/20/1983 of  Greenville;  Possess Heroin, Possess Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Possess Schedule III controlled substance;  $15,000 secured bond.

The investigation is on going and more arrests are pending.  All remain in the Pitt County Detention Center.

 

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

 
 

 

 

For Immediate Release:

December 8, 2011


 

Multiple Agencies Work Together On Drug Bust

 

On December 6, the narcotics investigators with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office and agents with  the Alcohol Law Enforcement assisted the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit with an investigation and search at the home of John Dewan Smallwood, 607 West 13th Street of Washington. 

 

Investigators and a Beaufort County K-9 discovered 1,073 grams of cocaine, two dosage units of Ecstasy, $23,000 cash, a double barrel sawed-off shotgun, and a 25 caliber pistol.

 

Arrested at the scene, Smallwood is charged with Trafficking in Cocaine; Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine; Maintaining a Dwelling to Keep a Controlled Substance; Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance;Possession of a Weapon of Mass Destruction; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

 

Smallwood is in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $1,000,000.00 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

 
 

 

 

For Immediate Release:

December 9, 2011


 

Sex Offender Found Living Too Close To A School

 

Three sex offenders have been arrested, and one is still at-large after a routine address check by detectives with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office. 

 

Lavelle Burney, 27, of 643 Wall Street in Grifton;  Tevin Holloway, 18, 707 Club Drive in Greenville; and Ronald Anthony Brown, 52, of 2700 South Mill Street in Winterville have been charged with Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.  Brown is also charged with Residential Restriction as a Sex Offender.  After locating Brown, his new, unregistered residence was too close to a school.

 

All were taken to the Pitt County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond.

 

If anyone has information on the location of Clyde Edmonson, last none address was1112 Dickinson Avenue; please contact Detective Jeremy Monette with the PCSO at 252-830-4141.

 

 

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

 
 

 

 

For Immediate Release:

January 27, 2012

 

Teacher Charged with Indecent Liberties with a Student

On January 27, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested Sarah Elizabeth Holmes, DOB:  3/18/1989 of Masters Lane in Greenville. Holmes turned herself in to authorities at the Pitt County Detention Center.

The investigation began on November 18, 2011 after detectives received information concerning an inappropriate relationship between a female teacher and a male student at North Pitt High School. The male student turned 17 years old during the time of the relationship.

Holmes is charged with Felony Indecent Liberties with a Student.  Her bond is set at $5,000 unsecured.

A Mug Shot is available upon request from the Pitt County Detention Center.

 

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

 
 

 

 

For Immediate Release:

February 3, 2012

 

Father and Son for Trafficking Heroin and Opium

 

On January 31, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested a father and his son for selling controlled prescription narcotics.  This arrest is the result of a three month investigation by the narcotics unit.

 

Eugene Hamilton, DOB 3/3/1938, of 1680 Toms Trail in Greenville and Floyd Timothy Hamilton, DOB 12/29/1959, of 6122 NC 33East, Grimesland are both charged with Trafficking Heroin and Opium; and Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver.

 

Both were taken to the Pitt County Detention Center. The father’s secured bond was set at $50,000 and the son’s was set at $150,000 secured.

 

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

 
 

 

 

For Immediate Release:

February 3, 2012

 

 

Mother and Daughter Arrested
  
On February 2, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested a mother and her daughter for selling their controlled prescription narcotics.  This comes just two days after an unrelated arrest of a father and his son for the same charges.

  

Layden Kempton Odum, 55, of 111 B Breezewood Dr. Greenville is charged with Possession With Intent to Sell and Deliver.

  

Katherine Layden Odum, 21, of 111 B Breezewood Dr. Greenville is charged with two charges of Possession With Intent to Sell and Deliver for an incident in February, as well as September, 2011.

 

A total of 61 dosage units were seized at a street value of $910.

 

Both were taken to the Pitt County Detention Center and placed under a $10,000 unsecured 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

 
 

 

 

For Immediate Release:

February 6, 2012

 

Kidnapping and Assault Suspect Found in Dunn

Michael Anthony Dixon, 27, of Mozingo Road in Greenville, has been arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in Dunn near Interstate 95.  Dixon is wanted by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office for kidnapping and assaulting his girlfriend on January 20.

Dixon’s felony charges from Pitt County include: Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Inflicting Serious Injury;  Possession of a Firearm by a Felon; Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine;  Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana; Maintaining a Dwelling Place for Sale of Cocaine; Common Law Robbery; and First-degree Kidnapping.

He is being held in the Harnett County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond for Pitt County, and a $35,000 secured bond related to an alleged drug charge in Harnett County.

The victim had been assaulted and had multiple burns on her body.  She was transported to Vidant Medical Center by Bell Arthur EMS where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

Dixon had fled the scene of the kidnapping and assault by vehicle before deputies arrived.  He has an extensive criminal history.

Mug shots are available from the Pitt County Detention Center at 252-902-2800.

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

 
 

 

 

For Immediate Release:

March 1, 2012

 

Investigation Leads to Arrest

 


On February 29, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested Levi Spencer, 55, of 204 Pine Street in Greenville. A drug complaint led to an investigation which began last week.

 

When arrested at the intersection of Dickinson Avenue and Hooker Road, Spencer possessed 80 dosage units of Oxycodone with a street value of $640.

 

Spencer’s charges included Level III Trafficking Opium/Heroin; and Maintaining a Vehicle for the Sale of Controlled Substances.

 

“Prescription drug abuse continues to increase,” stated Sheriff Neil Elks.  “I am hoping that the new law that went into effect today will assist law enforcement agencies in combating  this epidemic.”

 

Spencer also had two outstanding warrants for Worthless Checks.  He remains in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $201,000 secured bond.

 

For mug shots, please call the Pitt County Detention Center.

 

      

For More Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6517

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