December 2011 Press Releases

kendrick tyrone grice                                cedric dominique pritchard
Kendrick Tyrone Grice                    Cedric Dominique Pritchard

On September 27, 2011, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault and robbery that occurred on Sandpointe Drive in Washington, NC. The victim reported being assaulted and robbed of his wallet at his home. The victim was transported to the Beaufort Hospital where he was treated and released. Deputies responded to the hospital and to thescene.   An Investigator was called-out to begin an investigation.

As a result of information obtained during the investigation, Investigator Robert Gaskins obtained warrants charging Kendrick Tyrone Grice, age 21, of Maple Street in Washington and Cedric Dominique Pritchard, age 20, of Baker Drive in Washington with (1) count each of Common Law Robbery. Grice was arrested on December 8th and held in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $20,000.00 secured bond. Pritchard was arrested on December 24th and held in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $7,500.00 secured bond.

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bobby joe covey sr                                 bobby joe covey jr
Bobby Joe Covey Sr.                                         Bobby Joe Covey Jr.

On December 24, 2011 at approximately 7:00 p.m., the Beaufort County Communications Center received a call requesting emergency medical services at 161 Five Points Farm Lane in Pinetown. Pinetown EMS was dispatched in reference to a male subject with a back injury. After arriving on-scene, a Pinetown EMT requested a Deputy to respond to the location. As Deputies responded, Communications received information that the EMT had been assaulted and would have to be transported to the hospital. A second EMS transport had to be called for the male subject with a back injury.

When Corporal Thomas Salinas arrived, two subjects at the scene began to fight. Deputies attempted to separate the two. One of the subjects then began to assault the Deputies. After a struggle, Bobby Joe Covey Sr., age 49, and Bobby Joe Covey Jr., age 24, both of Five Points Farm Lane in Pinetown were taken into custody.

Bobby Covey Sr. was charged with Assault Causing Physical Injury on an EMT, two counts of Assault Causing Physical Injury Against a Law Enforcement Officer, two counts of Communicating Threats, and Resisting a Public Officer. Bobby Covey Jr. was charged with Assault Causing Physical Injury on an EMT and Resisting a Public Officer. Both were held in the Beaufort County Detention Center and later released after each posting $11,000.00 secured bonds. The EMT was treated and released from the Beaufort Hospital.

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kyle west jr
 Kyle West Jr

On December 12, 2011, Deputies with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office assisted a North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper during a traffic stop on Mill Road in Washington, NC. The Trooper and Deputy Brad Cumston seized marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a handgun from the vehicle. The operator of the vehicle, Kyle West Jr., age 41, of Horse Pen Swamp Road, NC was arrested for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

A follow-up investigation by the Sheriff’s Office showed West had previous felony convictions in the state of Florida. After receiving documentation from the Osceola County Clerk of Court in Florida confirming West was a convicted felon, Investigator Rob Voliva applied for and obtained a warrant charging West with Possession of a Firearm By Felon. On December 22, West turned himself in at the Beaufort County Magistrate’s Office. He was brought before Magistrate Holmes and given a $5,000 unsecured bond. West was processed through the Beaufort County Detention Center and released.

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On December 18, 2011 at approximately 10:00 pm, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an Armed Robbery that occurred at La Guadalupana Tienda Mexicana on River Road in Washington, NC. The suspect displayed a large knife and a handgun while demanding money from the cashier at the store. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken, and no one was injured during the robbery.

The suspect was wearing a dark colored bandana over his face, a dark colored hoodie, dark pants, and light colored gloves. If you have any information on the robbery, please call the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office at (252)946-7111 or Beaufort County Crime Stoppers at (252)974-6400. Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,000.00 reward for information leading to an arrest. Callers do not have to give their name to receive a reward.

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donald leon keech, jr          william edward daniels
Donald Leon Keech, Jr                   William Edward Daniels

On November 27, 2011, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a Breaking and Entering, Larceny, and Injury to Property on two commercial fishing vessels docked at a seafood company in Belhaven, NC. The victims reported fire extinguishers were removed, windows broken, and equipment tampered with causing one of the fishing vessels to sink. The Sheriff’s Office began an investigation, collected evidence, and conducted interviews.

On December 14, 2011, Investigator Wesley Waters applied for and obtained warrants charging Donald Leon Keech, Jr, age 18, of Riverview Lane in Belhaven and William Edward Daniels, age 19, of Tate Road in Belhaven with two(2) counts each of Breaking and Entering a Boat, two (2) counts each of Misdemeanor Larceny, and two(2) counts each of Injury to Personal Property.

On December 14th, Daniels turned himself in at the Beaufort County Magistrate’s Office and was held on a $5,000 secured bond set by Magistrate David Curtis. On December 15th, Tate turned himself in at the Beaufort County Magistrate’s Office and was held on a $5,000 secured bond set by Magistrate David Curtis.

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antonio winters
Antonio Winters

On November 8, 2011, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office responded to Trails End South in Washington, NC in reference to a female that called Communications screaming for help. Deputies arrived on scene and found a five year-old child had been splashed in the face with bleach during a domestic dispute. The Sheriff’s Office began an investigation and conducted interviews.

As a result of the investigation, Investigator Ernest Moore applied for and obtained a warrant charging Antonio Winters, age 23, of NC Hwy 171 North in Washington, NC with one(1) count of Malicious Throwing of Corrosive Acid or Alkali. Winters was arrested on December 15, 2011 and held in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond set by Magistrate Curtis.

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patrick hoagland
Patrick Hoagland

On October 1, 2011, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a breaking and entering of a sailboat. The sailboat was beached near the Bath Creek inlet after hurricane Irene. The victim found several electronic items and boating equipment missing from the boat. The Sheriff’s Office began an investigation and conducted interviews.

As a result of the information obtained during the investigation, a suspect was identified. Investigator Robert Gaskins applied for and obtained a warrant charging Patrick Hoagland, age 29, of Boyd Loop Road in Pinetown with Breaking and Entering of a Motor Vehicle and Felony Larceny. Hoagland was arrested on December 12th and confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $5,000.00 secured bond.

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john dewan smallwood
John Dewan Smallwood


On December 06, 2011, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit, Investigators with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit and Agents with Alcohol Law Enforcement executed a Search Warrant at John Dewan Smallwood’s residence located at 607 W. 13th Street in Washington.

Investigators and K-9 Elza conducted a search and found approximately 1,073 grams of cocaine, two dosage units of Ecstasy, $23,000 in US currency, digital scales, plastic baggies, a double barrel sawed off shotgun and a 25 caliber pistol.

Smallwood was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine, Maintaining a Dwelling to Keep a Controlled Sub-stance, Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance (Ecstasy), Possession of a Weapon of Mass Destruction and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Smallwood was detained in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $1,000,000.00 secured bond.

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martevia nicole green                         donte devries moore
Martevia Nicole Green                                   Donte Devries Moore

uriah chavez keyes                antonio zaire turnage                  tamekia tackela walston
Uriah Chavez Keyes                                Antonio Zaire Turnage                            Tamekia Tackela Walston

On December 1, 2011, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 603 Wilson St. in Washington. The search warrant stemmed from Beaufort County Crime Stoppers receiving complaints of drug activity at the residence. The Sheriff’s Office also conducted controlled purchases of marijuana from the residence. As a result of the search warrant the Sheriff’s Office seized 120 grams of marijuana that was packaged for resale, $575.00 in cash, digital scales and packaging material.

The Sheriff’s Office arrested Martevia Nicole Green, age 20, of 603 Wilson St. Washington, Donte Devries Moore, age 25, of 603 Wilson St. Washington, Uriah Chavez Keyes, age 21, of 817 Runyan Rd. Washington, Antonio Zaire Turnage, age 19, of 143 Emily Drive Winterville, Tamekia Tackela Walston, age 18, of 4752 Ariel Drive Grimesland, and Crystal Dimples Moore, age 20, of 4752 Ariel Drive Grimesland. Martevia Green and Donte Moore were charged with Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Maintaining a Dwelling to Facilitate Drug Activity and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Uriah Keyes, Antonio Turnage, Tamekia Walston and Crystal Moore were charged with Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Donte Moore was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under an $18,000 secured bond. Martevia Green was issued a $15,000 unsecured bond. Uriah Keyes, Antonio Turnage, Tamekia Walston and Crystal Moore were confined in the Beaufort County Detention center under $15,000 bonds.

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chief deputy harry meredith
Chief Deputy Harry Meredith with his parents, Harry and Anne, and Sheriff Jordan

 

     After a distinguished career serving the citizens of North Carolina, Chief Deputy Harry W. Meredith, Jr. has retired.  His retirement began on December 1, 2011.

            Chief Deputy Meredith started his career in 1985 with the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety.  He served as a Reserve Patrol Sergeant at the Washington Police Department from 1987 to 1988.  In 1989, he began full time law enforcement as a member of the Durham Police Department.  While serving with the Durham Police Department, he rose to the rank of Detective in the Violent Crimes Division.  In 1998, he returned to Beaufort County and became the Chief Investigator of the Sheriff’s Office.

            In 2003, Chief Deputy Meredith graduated with honors from the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  In 2004, he was awarded the Medal of Valor for his involvement in the daring water rescue of two swimmers that had been stranded in the Pamlico River during a summer storm.  He was promoted to Chief Deputy at the Sheriff’s Office in December of 2004.  In 2005, he received the Certificate of Merit for Gallantry in the Line of Duty.  The Certificate was awarded for Meredith’s efforts to disarm a suicidal person who was threatening to harm himself and others.

            Chief Deputy Meredith will be greatly missed at the Sheriff’s Office.  His top priority was teaching and developing our future leaders in the Sheriff’s Office. Through his outstanding leadership abilities, great character and dedication to serving the citizens of Beaufort County he has left a lasting mark on this agency. 

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                On December 1, 2011, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Beaufort County Animal Control in reference to possible animal cruelty. Deputies responded to Davis Lane in Pinetown, NC and assisted Animal Control with the investigation. While on scene, five deceased dogs were discovered on the property. One of the dogs appeared to be a hound mix. Several of the dogs were located inside kennels, while others were found tied to stakes in the ground with ropes and small chains. The investigation into the deaths of the animals is ongoing. Additional information will be released if arrests are made.

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scott thomas radcliff
Scott Thomas Radcliff

On November 15, 2011, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a Breaking and Entering and Larceny that occurred at a residence on US Hwy 264 East in Pantego, NC. The victim reported several tools and a propane cooker stolen. The Sheriff’s Office began an investigation, collected evidence, and conducted interviews.  All the items reported stolen were recovered.

On November 21, 2011, Investigator Wesley Waters applied for and obtained a warrant charging Scott Thomas Radcliff, age 41, of US Hwy 264 East in Pantego with Breaking and Entering and Larceny After Breaking and Entering. On November 25, 2011, Radcliff was arrested by Deputies and brought before Magistrate Eric Holmes. Radcliff was released on an $8,000.00 unsecured bond

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