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Violent Crimes Contents 2014

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violent crime or crime of violence is a crime in which the offender uses or threatens to use violent force upon the victim. This entails both crimes in which the violent act is the objective, such as murder, as well as crimes in which violence is the means to an end, such as robbery. Violent crimes include crimes committed with and without weapons. With the exception of rape (which accounts for 6% of all violent crimes), males are the primary victims of all forms of violent crime

Our Gallery - Violent Crimes  - The Accused By Columbus County Citizens or Law Enforcement
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Gallery - Violent Crimes 2014  - The Accused By Columbus County Citizens or Law Enforcement




 


Our table of content  Last Know Accused Our table of contents
Violent Crimes For 2014
Jasper Floyd IV , Whiteville
Jasper Floyd IV, 
age 20 of West Nance Street, WhitevilleHe has  been charged with first degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and arson of a vehicle





Jamel_Antwan_Thompson, Whiteville
Jemel Antwan Thompson
age 22 of West Nance Street, Whiteville, N.C.
He has  been charged with first degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and arson of a vehicle


Mitchell Douglas Cheatham
Mitchell Douglas Cheatham,

20, of White Plains Church Road near Council in Bladen County; was charged with murder and arson
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Heather AshleyFairclothHeather Ashley Faircloth, 25, of North Lewis Street in Tabor City,  was charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery. She  a former employee of the McDonald’s, accused of  providing the robbers with store layout.         
Tommy Lee Benton
Tommy Lee Benton,
 
20, of Pleasant Hill Road near Chadbourn was charged with murder and arson
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Rahmel Dwayne Chavis,
Whiteville Daily News
Wanted       February 25-2014
Rahmel Dwayne Chavis
wanted for two assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill charges.shooting at another vehicle through ten city blocks
/Marquice-Antone , Whiteville
Daily NewsMarquice Alexander Antone
was found guilty of first degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon sentenced to life in jail
posted March-25,2014

Columbus County Murder, Whiteville
Daily News
Homicide took place January 1, 2014

Tony Carey Arthur,
murderTony Carey Arthur, 36, of Whiteville, pleaded to attempted first-degree murder,possession of a firearm by a felon and assault with a deadly weapon  Monday, Nov. 18, in Superior Court and sentenced to 192 to 240 months in prison.
ALLISON SHANE HOLDEN
Whiteville Daily NewsAllison Shane Holden, 41, of Will Inman Rd., Tabor City.  was convicted in May, 1996 of second degree murder.
The state let him out and now he is hurting others. Accused now with assault on a female with Intent to Kill
November 8, 2013
Christopher Shawn
FrioneChristopher Shawn Frione, 29 of Whiteville,  has been arrested on charges of murder and robbery in connection with the shooting death of  Mr Lee Travis Wright, age  20, from Beaverdam, on Tuesday, October. 8, 2013
35Darrius Hunter, 20,  of Whiteville,  has been arrested on charges of murder and robbery in connection with the shooting death of  Mr Lee Travis Wright, age  20, from Beaverdam, on Tuesday, October. 8, 2013
Christopher Lee Byrd ,
Columbus CountyChristopher Lee Byrd
Charged with
second degree kidnapping, breaking and entering, and larceny during a break in while a woman was in the house in Tabor City, N.C. Wednesday AM 9/11/2013 apprehended by the Tabor City Police Department.
Devin Scott
Whiteville Daily NewsDevin Scott 
Charged  with assault with serious body injury, simple assault, and breaking and entering on a gentle 60 year old man who was guilty of doing a good dead and helping a homeless woman with a home

August 25, 2013
Jerry Lee Moore Jr.Jerry Lee Moore Jr.
faces life in prison for the shooting death of Samuel Odell Hampton III, age 24.
Mr. Hampton was shot and killed outside the Hideaway nightclub in Bolton in
April 2011.


Darian Kavon Moore Darian Kavon Moore,
22, of Edwards Lane, Whiteville, was arrested on murder charge by the local police. Amy D. Sasser of Whiteville N.C.,was shot and killed around 3 :00 a.m. in the Felix Smith Parkduring a armed robbery that had gone bad.

Lloyd Buffkin
 Lloyd Buffkin 

was arrested for hitting and killing a driver on Hwy 74 while running from a robbery.  He pleaded guilty to murder Wednesday. He will spend over 20 years in prison. 
July 19-2013
david thomasDavid Thomas
Shooting into an occupied dwelling
Chadbourn
arrested and accused of shooting into a home while several people were inside, including a little baby.


Craig Eugene RitterCraig Eugene Ritter

Charged: six counts of attempted murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling, damage to property, burglary, and possession of a weapon while in the commission of a violent crime.

Torres Montey NewkirkTorres Montey Newkirk

Charged First Degree Murder 
Whiteville
It was reported by the W.P.D. that Mr. Newkirk shot and killed Josh Williams in the Brookberry Park Apartments parking lot a little after 7:00 p.m.
kevin mccormickKevin McCourmick

Charged with assault with a deadly weapon and attempt to kill.

Teen stabbed in Whiteville NC Walmart parking lot

John Owens JacobsJohn Owens Jacobs, 42
Bladen County 7-5-2013
has been charged with two counts of first degree rape of a child under the age of 13 and one count of first degree sex offense of a child.

Charity LaroccaCharity Laroccad

Assault - deadly weapon


Whiteville
She faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official. Happened 01-12-02

Tarrence ShakilHazelTarrence Shakil Hazel
18years old
Hallsboro, N.C.
Facing the death penalty,
First Degree Murder in the
Indictments on April 13 for shooting death of Keith Douglas Gachett, 44, in the victim’s Hallsboro home.

Kenneth Gray Ford aka
WormKenneth Gray Ford,
 aka  Worm

 is accused of robbing men who were delivering a pizza from Papa John’s, Zeko’s and Pizza Hut in February and March,

35 Charles Little July16-2013 Fighting at  Sandy Ridge Apartment Cherry Little hits Blanks from behind, breaking his jaw, fracturing his skull on both sides, and busting his eardrum now he faces charges of assault with serious injury and common law robbery.
Montrll CherryMontrell Cherry    July16-2013
Fighting at Sandy Ridge Apartment complex in Whiteville last month was caught on camera and posted to Facebook Now he  faces charges of assault with serious injury and common law robbery


Michel Brown Mitchel Brown   
murder

Former elementary school counselor from Columbus County has now been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury on many charges

with updates
Marquice,
AlexanderAnton Marquice A. Antone
16 years old
Clarkton, N.C.

First Degree Murder in the
Indictments on April 13 for shooting death of Keith Douglas Gachett, 44, in the victim’s Hallsboro home.






Jeffry Scott Brown
Columbus County CrimesJeffry Scott Brown, 32
accused  of robbing a pizza woman  on main street Tabor City  of $35.00  at knife point .
charged with armed robbery, resisting police,and assault on a government official.


December 16, 2013

Amanda Christine CalhounAmanda Christine Calhoun, 27,  Pleasant Plains Church Road, Whiteville, charged on indictments by a grand jury  with accessory after the fact of murder, accessory after the fact of attempted murder, and accessory after the fact of armed robbery. 11-12-2013
Jonathan Ferrel Baldwin
Whiteville Daily NewsJonathan Ferrel Baldwin attempted to rob the Family Dollar Store located on  South Madison Street, in Whiteville NC, on  Sunday November 3, 2013. He walked to the store forcible  placing a gun to the chest of a clerk, and demanding money
Demoncrick HunterDemoncrick Hunter, 23,  of Whiteville,  has been arrested on charges of murder and robbery in connection with the shooting death of  Mr Lee Travis Wright, age  20, from Beaverdam, on Tuesday, October. 8, 2013

Brandon Hamer
Whiteville Daily NewsBrandon Hamer has been charged with assault on a government official and resisting a public officer. He is accused of grabbed Deputy Scott Collins around the throat and his neck while the deputy was arresting
Him         September-20-2013
Mary Gowans Whiteville
Daily NewsMary Gowans
 
Has been accused by her 15 year old son. Speaking to the police that his mother had him to strip down to his underwear causing his 12 year old brother striking him Why to beat the gay out of him.

August 27 2013
Dehundra Antone
SpearmanDehundra Antone Spearman, 21, has been charged with 1st degree murder. Rasheed Cherry, 23, who was shot five times in Chadbourn Friday Augus 9, has died. Cherry was shot several times  in the chest, abdomen and elbow.
Phiffany Bellamy, murder
charge Phiffany Bellamy of Whiteville  was charged in the stabbing death of her boyfriend.   She has been charged  with the murder of Derrick Howard. It also has been reported that her five year old child was a witness to the incident 

35Kenneth DaShawn Williams 16 years old
Hallsboro, N.C.


First Degree Murder in the
Indictments on April 13 for shooting death of Keith Douglas Gachett, 44, in the victim’s Hallsboro home
alfred schmittAlfred Schmitt

Assault -  accused of  strangled his wife to the point where she passed out.  She was taken to the hospital for treatment. Arrested for assault by strangulation, parole violation and fleeing to elude arrest.

Jason Todd RichardsonJason Todd Richardson

Assault - voluntary manslaughter

Has been charged in the death  of a Tabor City native Jimmy Griffin while he was serving a life sentence

dashad deleon maultsbyDashad Deleon Maultsby

Charged with Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle

Assault on a female, Felony fleeing to elude arrest, and resisting arrest.


Danny Ray Duncan Danny Ray Duncan, 63, pleaded guilty to willfully depriving a pretrial detainee of his constitutional right not to be deprived of liberty without due process of law by placing a detainee at risk of serious harm
jenrette santonioSantonio Jenrette

Murder
Columbus County Jury has found him guilty of murder.

He was sentenced Wednesday to life without parole.


Ashley Hemingway
Ashley Hemingway
Murder   Tabor City 02-24-12
Police say Hemingway went back inside, got a knife and stabbed her boyfriend. He was dead by the time police arrived.In court she received seven to ten years behind bars for killing him.

Dion Durhan GoreDion Durhan Gore, 26
is accused of firing a
223-caliber assault rifle
from West Sixth Street into Grace Street ( Tabor City ) with the intent to kill Christopher Stanley just before 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 12,


Napoleon Richard
CooperRicky Lapoleon Cooper  was picked up in Horry County.   He was returned to Columbus County Law Enforcement  and was charged with murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy to commit robbery during the Christmas day murder of Antonio Segovia, age 51
Napoleon Richard
CooperNapoleon Richard Cooper, 32, was arrested at his home in Tabor City. He was charged with murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy to commit robbery during the Christmas day murder of Antonio Segovia, age 51
John
Avery CumbeeJohn  Avery  Cumbee  Jailed in Columbus County for the murder of his wife 12 years ago. Investigators found Angela Cumbee's body on her bedroom floor with a single gunshot wound to her head.
buffkin loyed thomas Loyed Thomas Buffkin

Robbery suspect fleeing caused an auto crash that killed Joye Campbell, 56, from Chadbourn. All this for $ 500.00, there is much more to this story.


Odom, Bryan BryantOdom Bryan Bryant, 22, of Tabor City,
charged  two counts  murder

of Amos Hatfield, 66, and his son Thomas Howard Hatfield, 40, in their Red Bluff Road home just south of Loris.