Man charged with Duplin County woman’s murder
TEACHEY, N.C. (WITN) - Deputies have arrested a man for a woman’s murder here in the east. The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office said that Christophe Figueroa, of Teachey, was charged with an open count of murder for the death of Emma Ramos, 29, of Teachey. Investigators said that...
Suspect arrested after woman shot, killed in Duplin County
TEACHEY, N.C. (WNCT) — A suspect has been arrested and is facing charges after a woman was shot and killed in Duplin County on Thursday. Christophe Orellano Figueroa of 151 Pine Street in Teachey, was arrested and charged with an open count of murder. Deputies said he shot and killed Emma Ramos, 29, of 225 […]
Investigation underway after one shot in Duplin County
Deputies with the Duplin County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting in the Teachey area that happened Thursday. Investigation underway after one shot in Duplin County. Deputies with the Duplin County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting in the Teachey area that happened Thursday. Greenville welcomes new additions to Wildwood...
Fire and rescue respond to three-vehicle crash with oil spilled on road, structure fire
WARSAW, Duplin County — The Faison Fire & Rescue Department responded to two scenes Thursday, June 1, 2023. At 8:06 a.m., they responded to a three-vehicle crash with oil spilled on to the road. Employees with the department remained on the scene for two-and-a-half hours until State Troopers arrived.
Two men charged in Kinston murder, one had two stolen guns in his possession
KINSTON, Lenoir County — Two men have been arrested in connection to the murder of Franklin Antonio Bowden II on May 24, 2023 in Kinston. Officers responded to the 400 block of N. Davis Street and found Bowden dead from apparent gunshot wounds. Mario Devon King, 34, was wanted...
“Crips” gang member receives more than 15 years in federal prison
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WITN) - A Lenoir County man has been sentenced to federal prison on drug charges. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Wilmington said that 36-year-old Darrell Koonce of Kinston was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after he plead guilty in February to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.
Ben Crump hired by family of man killed by Wallace police officer
WALLACE, N.C. (WITN) - A nationally known civil rights attorney said he is representing the family of a Wallace man killed earlier this year in an officer-involved shooting. Ben Crump, also with two other attorneys, has been hired by the family of James Lanier. The 34-year-old Lanier was naked and...
ENC gang member sentenced to federal prison
RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - A gang member who police say shot at a vehicle with a stolen gun has been sentenced to serve federal prison time. The U.S. Attorney’s office announced Wednesday that 26-year-old Sir Calvin Johnson of Goldsboro had been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison after he plead guilty in February to charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Goldsboro police looking for larceny suspect
GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WITN) - A police department in the east is asking the public to help them find a suspect responsible for larceny as well as breaking and entering. Goldsboro Police Department says a person got into a car outside a Planet Fitness in a shopping center at 201 North Berkeley Boulevard.
Veteran with ‘so much to live for’ killed in Family Dollar robbery, NC loved ones say
A beloved Air Force veteran with “so much to live for” was killed during a robbery in North Carolina, his girlfriend told news outlets. Alexander Thomas, 46, was working as a Family Dollar manager when officers said two people came into the store and shot him in the chest on Sunday, May 28. Thomas was found injured near a cash register and taken to a hospital, where he later died, the Goldsboro Police Department told the Goldsboro News-Argus.
Criminal investigation underway for inappropriate contact at South Lenoir High School
LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Inappropriate contact between a high school student and a school system employee is being investigated in Lenoir County. The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office said a school resource officer supervisor was notified by school officials on Thursday. A news release said the contact happened between...
Goldsboro police seeking identity of Planet Fitness thief
GOLDSBORO, N.C.(WNCN) – The Goldsboro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division is asking for the public’s help in identifying a person who stole from the Planet Fitness at 201 N. Berkeley Blvd. in Goldsboro. If you know the identity of this subject, please contact Investigator Zwirblia at 919-580-4242...
Man found unresponsive in Lenoir County Jail
KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) — The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after an apparent suicide happened inside the county jail on Tuesday. A 38-year-old Pink Hill man, Christopher Shawn Tyndall, was found unresponsive and was taken to UNC Lenoir Health Care where he later passed away. The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office reports Tyndall was being […]
Traffic stop ends in arrest and drug charges
LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A Lenoir County traffic stop ended with one man arrested on multiple drug charges. According to deputies with the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, James Boone was pulled over on May 26th for a problem with his registration. Deputies say that Boones gave them permission...
A ring to it: Burkes becomes Bealls
Sampsonians may have noticed a new name brandishing the front of what use to the Burkes Outlet in Clinton. For fans of the department store, p
Duplin's main library undergoing upgrades
KENANSVILLE — The Duplin County Main Library has been busy working on upgrades to better serve its patrons. “We are replacing some of the old shelves and getting a fresh new look,” said Laura Jones, Duplin County Libraries Director. Last year, the library replaced the shelves in the Adult Fiction fiction section and this year, they are updating the Adult Non-Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, and Juvenile Graphic Novels areas. ...
WoodmenLife honors Beulaville Police Department
BEULAVILLE- The Beulaville Police Department was recently honored by WoodmenLife at an appreciation event at Pizza Village on Main Street. The WoodmenLife Chapter #935 is an organization that hosts several community projects every year. Although their main focus is fighting hunger in their local towns, they are known for honoring people in the community. “We try to show that we appreciate people, and we try to help people. It’s just...
LCSO investigating suicide within Lenoir County Jail
The Lenoir County Sheriff's Office is investigating a suicide that took place in the Lenoir County Jail Tuesday. Christopher Shawn Tyndall, 38, of Pink Hill, was found unresponsive in the jail and was transported to UNC Lenoir Health Care, where he later passed away. Sheriff Rogers has requested the North...
Lenoir County woman found unresponsive in car is behind bars
LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A woman is in jail after emergency services and law enforcement found her unresponsive in her car with drugs Sunday. Tammy Manning is in the Lenoir County Magistrates Office charged with multiple drug offenses. Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office deputies say she was found on Tick...
RADIO CALLS: New details on Lenoir County paramedic being shot
KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - There is new information being released about the shooting of a Lenoir County paramedic while she was on a call in Kinston Sunday night. The paramedic was shot twice, once in the chest and in the arm on Marilyn Avenue around 6:00 p.m. She has since been released from ECU Health Medical Center.
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