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March 18, 2021     A Goldsboro man has been arrested on several felony drug charges after a joint investigation conclude...
03/18/2021

March 18, 2021

A Goldsboro man has been arrested on several felony drug charges after a joint investigation concluded.

On March 12, 2021, members of Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the Jacksonville Police Department Special Operations Division and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation completed an investigation of Ivan Elijah Darden’s sale and distribution of illegal narcotics.

Investigation revealed that Darden sold over 134 grams of crystal m**h and 27 grams of Fentanyl and as investigators attempted to apprehend him, he fled on foot, leaving his 9-year-old child in the abandoned motor vehicle. Darden was apprehended shortly thereafter. Upon his capture, he tried to throw evidence into a drainage ditch, but the evidence was recovered.

Darden, 33-years-old of Whitefield Drive in Goldsboro was arrested, taken before a magistrate and charged with the following:
(5) Counts Trafficking Methamphetamine
Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Methamphetamine
Manufacture Methamphetamine
Sell Methamphetamine
Deliver Methamphetamine
(5) Counts Trafficking Opiates (Fentanyl)
Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Opiates
Manufacture Opiates
Sell Opiates
Deliver Opiates
Maintaining Vehicle for Controlled Substance
Resist/Obstruct/Delay Law enforcement Officer

Darden is currently in the Onslow County Detention Center under an $850,000 secured bond.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

03/18/2021

3-18-2021
Please be aware that Onslow County Sheriff's Office is conducting tactical training at the intersection of Regalwood and Piney Green Road. There is no need for citizens to be concerned.

March 17, 2021    Today marks the beginning of North Carolina’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Booze It & Lose It Campaign. De...
03/17/2021

March 17, 2021

Today marks the beginning of North Carolina’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Booze It & Lose It Campaign. Deputies will be out conducting increased high visibility engagement throughout the county. Deputies will be working in cooperation with other agencies to reduce impaired driving and increase traffic safety. The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office’s Driving While Impaired Task Force will be working throughout the week to detect and apprehend impaired drivers.

Sheriff Hans Miller encourages all members of the public to make responsible driving decisions. St. Patrick’s Day weekend is one of the deadliest weekends of the year for traffic fatalities; 44% of those fatalities are impaired driving-related.

This is the first major holiday since COVID restrictions have been eased and the Sheriff’s Office will be out in full force to ensure celebrations end with everyone going home safely. Find a ride, phone a friend, app a ride; DO NOT DRIVE IMPAIRED!

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

March 15, 2021A N.C. licensed private investigator has been arrested for abducting a child.On January 11, 2021, Onslow C...
03/15/2021

March 15, 2021

A N.C. licensed private investigator has been arrested for abducting a child.

On January 11, 2021, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office received a report that an infant had been taken from the child’s grandmother who lives in Holly Ridge. Investigation revealed that a couple hired an attorney to assist in gaining custody of the infant. The infant had been taken by Melanie Lynne Keene, a N.C. licensed private investigator hired by the attorney representing the couple.
Ms. Keene took custody of the infant and transported the child to the couple, leaving the child in their custody. Ms. Keene did this under the pretext that an Ex-Parte Hearing for Temporary Emergency Custody would take place January 12, 2021. Ms. Keene further advised the couple to turn off their phones and not to speak with law enforcement, to prevent the child from being returned to its mother.

On March 10, 2021, warrants were obtained for Melanie Keene. The warrants were served, and Keene was arrested March 11, 2021 in Brunswick County. Those charges include:
Felony Abduction of Children
Felonious Restraint
Felony Obstructing Justice
Misdemeanor Resisting Public Officer

Keene, 60-years-old of Maplechase Drive in Leland, NC was booked in the Brunswick County Detention Center under a $1,000 secured bond awaiting her first appearance.

This is an ongoing investigation and additional arrests are possible. Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office or Lt. B. Foy at 910-455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

Please help us by properly completing your pistol and concealed carry permits. Here at the OCSO, we are supporters of th...
03/15/2021

Please help us by properly completing your pistol and concealed carry permits.

Here at the OCSO, we are supporters of the Constitution, including the Second Amendment, but we need your help to complete the proper paperwork.

March 11, 2021    Please join us in congratulating Deputy J. Bixby on his upcoming retirement!Deputy Bixby began his car...
03/11/2021

March 11, 2021

Please join us in congratulating Deputy J. Bixby on his upcoming retirement!

Deputy Bixby began his career with Onslow County Sheriff’s Office in January 2005. He currently serves as a bailiff in the Onslow County Courthouse. Deputy Bixby was given a farewell and birthday luncheon by his co-workers on March 10, 2021. His official date of retirement is April 1, 2021.

Congratulations and best wishes Deputy Bixby!

(Shown in the photos are Col. C. Thomas, Dep. J. Bixby, Sheriff H. Miller and Dep. Bixby with Dep. S. Dias)

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

3-10-2021A message from Sheriff Miller to the people of Onslow County.
03/10/2021

3-10-2021

A message from Sheriff Miller to the people of Onslow County.

March 9, 2021                 A Maysville man has been arrested for forging a name and cashing a check that did not belo...
03/09/2021

March 9, 2021

A Maysville man has been arrested for forging a name and cashing a check that did not belong to him.

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office took a report on February 10, 2021 from a victim who stated they received notification from their bank that a check had been written to and cashed by Joshua Grant Jones. The victim stated they did not write the check.
Investigation revealed Jones depositing and withdrawing the check at a local bank. Jones, 25-years-old of Grants Creek Road in Maysville was arrested March 9, 2021 at the conclusion of the investigation. Jones was taken before a magistrate and charged with:

Uttering Forged Endorsement - Felony
Obtaining Property False Pretense – Felony
Identity Theft – Felony

He was transported to the Onslow County Detention Center under a $7,500 secured bond.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, Det. A. Coleman at 910-455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2021001554 when calling.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

March 8, 2021 A Midway Park man has been arrested on several felony drug charges at the conclusion of an investigation.O...
03/08/2021

March 8, 2021

A Midway Park man has been arrested on several felony drug charges at the conclusion of an investigation.

On March 5, 2021, members of Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU), with the assistance of the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation (Jacksonville Field Office) and Naval Criminal Investigative Service (Camp Lejeune Field Office) conducted a search warrant on Barbara Avenue in Midway Park, the residence of Joseph Bernard White and his brother Jason Christopher White.

Upon serving the warrant and on subsequent search of the residence, approximately one-half gram of crystal m**hamphetamine was located in Jason White’s bedroom. Upon further search of the residence, numerous items of contraband were located: (7) fi****ms; (2) live smoke grenades (66) grams of crystal m**h; (16) grams of he**in; (3) dosage units of he**in;(7) grams of Fentanyl; (1) gram of powder co***ne; (3) grams of Psilocin mushrooms; (4) dosage units of L*D; (28) dosage units of M**A; (117) dosage units of Oxycodone pills; (14) dosage units of Tramadol pills; (21) dosage units of Buprenorphine pills/strips; (3) dosage units of Amphetamine pills; (7) grams of ma*****na.
Joseph White, 44-years-old was taken into custody, arrested and taken before a magistrate where he was given the following charges:
Trafficking Schedule I (He**in) by Possession
Trafficking Schedule I (He**in) by Manufacturing
Trafficking Schedule II (Methamphetamine) by Possession
Trafficking Schedule II (Methamphetamine) by Manufacturing
Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Methamphetamine
Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver He**in
Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule I, Psilocin Mushrooms
Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule I, L*D
Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule I, M**A
Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule II, Oxycodone
Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule II, Fentanyl
Manufacture Schedule I by Re-Packaging L*D
Possession of Schedule II, Co***ne
Manufacture Schedule I by Re-Packaging He**in
Manufacture Schedule I by Re-Packaging Psilocin Mushrooms
Manufacture Schedule I by Re-Packaging M**A
Manufacture Schedule II by Re-Packaging Methamphetamine
Manufacture Schedule II by Re-Packaging Oxycodone
Manufacture Schedule II by Re-Packaging Fentanyl
Maintain a Dwelling to Store Controlled Substances
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Joseph White is currently in the Onslow County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for March 8, 2021.

During the operation, investigators located 15 adults in the residence. One person located had an outstanding warrant unrelated to this incident. The warrant on Christian Tyrell Haywood was served and he was arrested for Failure to Appear on Misdemeanor Ma*****na charges. Jason Christopher White was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

3-8-2021Runaway juvenile Teito Nunez has been located, safe.
03/08/2021

3-8-2021

Runaway juvenile Teito Nunez has been located, safe.

March 8, 2021On October 1, 2020, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office became the first agency in North Carolina to purchas...
03/08/2021

March 8, 2021

On October 1, 2020, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office became the first agency in North Carolina to purchase a ballistic system called Ballistic IQ. The ballistic system allows the Crime Scene Investigative (CSI) Unit to enter spent cartridge casings collected from crime scenes and from internal test fires at the OCSO for comparison and possible links to other crimes. The ballistic system allows for faster results, typically less than 2 hours from the Ballistic IQ ATF-trained experts for links to other crimes, comparisons to spent crime scene cartridge casings, and spent test fire cartridge casings from suspected fi****ms involved. The ballistic system results are faster than the state and federal databases (NIBIN/IBIS) for comparisons. The ballistic system’s gallery is built locally with the OCSO and surrounding agencies participating, using spent cartridge casings in evidence from old and new cases. The system allows for investigative leads to be followed up on much faster and limits wasting investigators’ time following up unrelated and unverified information.

Currently the CSI Unit has assisted four surrounding agencies with entries into the ballistic system in an attempt to link their cases to cases entered by the OCSO and to their possible test-fires of suspected fi****ms used in the crimes.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

March 5, 2021A Jacksonville man has been arrested on drug charges for the fourth time within the past six months.On Marc...
03/05/2021

March 5, 2021

A Jacksonville man has been arrested on drug charges for the fourth time within the past six months.

On March 4, 2021 Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver, Angel Isadora Aristy provided a false name and driver’s license but because of the suspicious behavior, a K-9 was deployed who alerted positive for narcotics. During the search of the vehicle, fentanyl, crystal m**hamphetamine, Alprazolam, a firearm and a cut-off catalytic converter were found. Aristy, 43-years-old of Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville was arrested and charged with:

Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver He**in
Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Methamphetamine
Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/Deliver Schedule IV
Possession Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of Schedule IV Substances

Aristy was brought again before the magistrate who placed him under a $37,000 secured bond. Aristy is currently in the Onslow County Detention Center pending court. Aristy was out on bond on previous charges that are still pending court when this arrest occurred. Aristy posted bonds in previous cases: 3/4/21 secured $37,000; 2/11/21 secured $9,300; 10/3/20 $7,000 and 9/8/20 secured $2,500.

During the search of the vehicle, several pieces of suspected stolen property were located and is being investigated as possible connection to several larcenies in the area. This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges are pending.

Anyone with information about this may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2021002505 when calling.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

March 5, 2021 A man has been arrested on several felony charges for stealing a vehicle and items from the victim’s home....
03/05/2021

March 5, 2021

A man has been arrested on several felony charges for stealing a vehicle and items from the victim’s home.

On February 10, 2021, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a female who stated she was threatened after helping a friend move. Justin Alan Hammonds assisted the victim move another friend. After the move, Hammonds asked the victim if he could do laundry at her residence, to which she agreed. Hammonds then stole the victim’s vehicle and articles from her home and threatened to kill her if she called law enforcement.

Hammonds, 35-years-old who is listed as homeless, was arrested February 26, 2021. He was seen before a magistrate and charged with:

Larceny of a Motor Vehicle – Felony
Larceny – Felony
Financial Card theft – Felony
Identify Theft – Felony
Using an Illicit Card – Misdemeanor
Communicating Threats – Misdemeanor

Hammonds is currently in the Onslow County Detention Center under a $27,000 secured bond.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, Det. M. Hipple at
910-455-3113, or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2021001547 when calling.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

RELEASE DATE: 03-02-2021Please join us in congratulating the following detention officers on their recent promotion:D. H...
03/03/2021

RELEASE DATE: 03-02-2021

Please join us in congratulating the following detention officers on their recent promotion:
D. Howell-promoted to sergeant
N. Borowy; K. Smith and K. Parham- promoted to corporal
All four received their promotion warrant and were pinned in a promotion ceremony March 1, 2021.
Congratulations Sgt. Howell, Corporals Borowy, Smith and Parham!

Shown left-to-right: Maj. L. Straughn, Cpl. K. Smith; Cpl. N. Borowy; Cpl. K. Parham; Col. C. Thomas and Sgt. Howell in the 2nd photo.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

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