Pitt County Sheriff's Office
Pitt County Sheriff's Office

Pitt County Sheriff's Office

Pitt County Sheriff's Office

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Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 

 

 

 

Press Release Information

June 8, 2011

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Alton Crandall

Named Officer of the Year

 

Lieutenant Alton Crandallwith the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office has been named the 2011 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce. 

This honor was awarded to Lt. Crandall last night at the annual Law Enforcement and Greenville Fire Department Appreciation Dinner organized by the Chamber.

Lt. Crandall is a 30 year veteran of the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.  Beginning in 1984 under Sheriff Ralph L. Tyson, he entered the profession as a deputy, and soon found his calling in the enforcement of civil actions.  As his career progressed, he was promoted up the ranks and recognized for his passion, knowledge, and skills under four different sheriffs.  Currently, he oversees the civil enforcement unit within the sheriff’s office.  This includes court security, the county office security, and the airport security.

Lt. Crandall is a founding member of the “Gold Star Band”, a group of fellow law enforcement officers/musicians who play at numerous charitable events and civic organization events.  Lt. Crandall has been a licensed pilot since 1972, and he served in the National Guard for six years. 

Lt. Crandall is an active member of his church in Stokes and an avid poet and songwriter.  He has been married to Mary for 22 years, and they have five children.

Regarding this award, Sheriff Elks stated, “Lt. Crandall has a love for his community and fellow man. Even though his years of service and accomplishments can never be measured, this honor allows him to be recognized for a job well done.”

 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

 

 

For Immediate Release:

For Immediate Release:

May 19, 2011 

 

Tip From Neighbors Lead to Arrest of Drug Dealers

 

In April, 2011, a tip from neighbors led to the investigation of Noel Hutchinson by the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit.  During the investigation, detectives were able to purchase crack cocaine from Hutchinson.

 

On May 12, a search of Hutchinson’s residence at 1874 Hop Tyson Road, Greenville resulted in locating approximately 10 grams of cocaine, as well as cash.

 

Hutchinson, DOB: 11/20/1964 was arrested and charged with three counts of Possession with the Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine; two counts of Selling Cocaine; two counts of Delivering Cocaine; and Maintaining a Dwelling House for a Control Substance.

 

A second suspect, Orr Ali Omar, DOB:  11/19/1974 of 960 Spring Forest Road, Greenville, was also arrested at the time of the search in connection with the investigation, and charged with Possession with the Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine.

 

Before leaving the scene, the detectives were thanked for their efforts and for listening to their concerns by the citizens of the Hop Tyson Community.

 

Both were transported to the Pitt County Detention Center.  Hutchinsonwas placed under a $30,000 secured bond and Omar was placed under a $10,000 secured bond.  

 

        

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

 

 

For Immediate Release:

April 29, 2011

Two Arrested After Selling Narcotics 

On April 26, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detectives arrested Francis Sabrina Bizzell, DOB:  5/25/1959 and Jimmy O’Neal Murphy, DOB:  9/15/1968 both of 583 First Street, Ayden for narcotics violations. 

During the past month, the Narcotics Unit conducted an investigation into reports of Bizzell’s involvement in selling illegal narcotics.  28 grams of opium was purchased from Bizzell which led to her arrest.  Murphy was also arrested and charged in connection with the undercover purchase.

“The efforts to apprehend those selling illegal drugs to people in our community is a primary pursuit of our office,” Sheriff Neil Elks said.  “We will continue to work to defeat drug use in our communities.”

Bizzell is charged with Trafficking in Opium or Heroin by Sell; Trafficking in Opium or Heroin by Delivery;  and Maintaining a Vehicle for Control Substance.  Murphy is charged with Conspire to Traffic Opium or Heroin by Sell.  Both are in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $1,000,000.00 secured bond each.

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:

April 28, 2011


Suspected Drug Dealer Arrested in Greenville 

A two month investigation into reported drug dealing in Pitt County has led to the arrest of Richard Haki Duarte, DOB:  7/30/1974, of 345 Moses Drive, Greenville.  During the course of the investigation, marijuana and cocaine were purchased from Duarte at his residence.

On April 26, narcotic’s investigators with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Richard Haki Duarte, DOB:  7/30/1974, of 345 Moses Drive, Greenville with four counts of Sell and Deliver Marijuana; four counts of Possession With the Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana;  one count of Sell and Deliver a Counterfeit Substance;  and two counts Maintaining a Dwelling House for Control Substance.

“Our narcotic’s unit continues to be aggressive in their pursuit of illegal activity in Pitt County.  This is a residential neighborhood.  We are hoping that with this arrest, the neighborhood will be a safer place for those families,” stated Sheriff Neil Elks.

Duarte was transported to the Pitt County Detention Center, where he is under a $75,000 secured bond.

For Further Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6357

 

 

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Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 

 

For Immediate Release:

Monday, April 18, 2011

UPDATE:  Arrest of Murder Suspect

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a second suspect in the murder of 54 year old Michael Ray Arenas Stocks of 6592 Leary Mills Road, Grimesland.

Connie Corinn Hahn, DOB:  6/20/1962, was arrested today and charged with Accessory After the Fact; and Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon.  Hahn’s husband,  Ronald Whitehurst Chadwick, DOB:  6/27/1957 of Greenville was arrested on Saturday, April 16 and charged with an Open Count of Murder. Chadwick received an additional charge today of Robbery With a Dangerous Weapon.

On April 15 at 1:53 a.m., the PCSO received a call to 941 Mizell Street, Greenville in reference to a possible assault.  Deputies arrived and found Michael Ray Arenas Stocks on the floor as a result of a possible head injury and intoxication.

EMS transported Stocks to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where detectives learned that Stocks sustained life threatening injuries. Stocks died at approximately 8:00 p.m. The investigation revealed that Stocks, while staying at the couple’s home, was assaulted by Chadwick with a baseball bat.

Chadwick has a previous conviction for Murder in Florida, as well as extensive history in North Carolina for various offenses.

Chadwick and Hahn are in the Pitt County Detention Center.  Chadwick’s bond is set at $2,500,000.00.  Hahn’s bond is set at $300,000.00.

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:

April 18, 2011

 

Three Arrested After Two County Pursuit

 

Deputies with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office have arrested three suspects after a two county pursuit that started in Martin County.

 

Kissy Kenta Cooper, 31, was the driver of the Dodge Magnum that fled the Williamston Wal-Mart Monday afternoon after Reginald Keith Fleming, 23, Markevon House, 19, and Cooper walked out of the store with two computers. 

 

Once in Pitt County, deputies spotted the vehicle in Stokes on Highway 903 South.  The PCSO chased the vehicle down Highway 11 and then down Briley Road. 

 

Cooper turned the vehicle into a random residence on Briley Road and drove to the back of the house in hopes of escaping deputies.  When she realized that the driveway was impassible, the three headed on foot into the woods behind the house.  The Greenville K-9 assisted the PCSO in tracking the three shortly after.

 

All three are in the Pitt County Detention Center charged with multiple charges in Pitt and Martin Counties.

 

Cooper is charged with Felony Possession of Stolen Property;  Flee/Elude Arrest;  Failure to Stop for a Blue Light and Siren;  Careless and Reckless Driving;  Resisting a Public Officer;  Felony Larceny;  Conspiracy to Commit Felony Larceny.  She is under a $69,000 bond. 

 

Fleming and House are both charged with Felony Possession of Stolen Property; Resisting a Public Officer; Felony Larceny; Conspiracy to Commit Felony Larceny.  They are each under a $32,500 bond. 

 

More charges are pending in this case.

 

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:

Saturday, April 16, 2011 

Arrest of Murder Suspect

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in the murder of 54 year old Michael Ray Arenas Stocks of 6592 Leary Mills Road, Grimesland. 

On April 15 at 1:53 a.m., the PCSO received a call to 941 Mizell Street, Greenville in reference to a possible assault.  Deputies arrived and found Michael Ray Arenas Stocks on the floor as a result of a possible head injury and intoxication. 

EMS transported Stocks to Pitt County Memorial Hospital where detectives learned that Stocks sustained life threatening injuries. Stocks died at approximately 8:00 p.m.   

As a result of the investigation, Ronald Whitehurst Chadwick, DOB:  6/27/1957 of Greenville has been arrested and charged with an open count of murder. Chadwick is in the Pitt County Detention Center, currently under no bond. 

Details of this murder and the cause of death continue to be investigated. 

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, April 20, 2011 

Harper Brush Employee Arrested For Larceny by Employee 

On April 18, detectives with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged David A. Huffman, DOB:  2/16/1972, of Washington with Larceny by Employee. 

In February, the PCSO received a report of items missing from Harper Brush located at 2400 North Memorial Drive, Greenville.  An investigation by detectives revealed that during 2008 through 2011 an employee of the company had sold in excess of $20,000 worth of equipment on ebay that belonged to Harper Brush.   

Suspicions began due to a search by Harper Brush on the eBay website for a part for an older piece of equipment.  When the needed part was located on the site, it was determined that the part was the property of Harper Brush.   

Huffman is charged with 16 counts of Larceny by Employee.  He is in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $160,000 secured bond.  Numerous other counts of Larceny by Employee are pending. 

For Further Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6357

 
 
 
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