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Discovering Carteret County


The Carteret County Commissioners meeting today regarding the Mill Pond project, was an eclectic affair. This is the best of my recollection as to a summary of what transpired.

To begin with, the intended point for the meeting was to address the serious deficiencies identified in the county's Tall Structure Ordinance - including those created by the revision approved two weeks ago.

The possibility that the developer could submit an application at any time, and then be bound by tha... (read more)


Combat Crime

News Release:

Sheriff Ernie Coleman and the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is proud to partner with Kingdom Builders. Kingdom Builders is a local street ministry that has been handing out sleeping bags to people in need for the past year. A total of 20 sleeping bags have been given out since the program started.

Most of the effort has been in and around Washington but Kingdom Builders would like to reach more of Beaufort County. Dr. Frank Sheldon, representing Kingdom Builders met wit... (read more)
Press Release:
On March 18, 2015 at approximately 2:18 a.m, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office received a report of a fire at an abandoned residence on Durham Creek Road near the intersection of Core Point Road. Firefighters with Blounts Creek and Aurora Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the scene. Firefighters requested a Deputy to respond to the scene due to the suspicious nature of the fire. This incident is currently under investigation.

Anyone with information about this crime,... (read more)
Press Release:
Herbert Garriss On 3-16-2015, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested a second person involved in the Meth Lab discovered on 03-08-2015 at 167 Bradley Lane in Washington.

Investigators arrested Herbert Lee Garriss, 47 years of age, of 2145 Camp Leach Road in Washington. Garriss was charged with Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine with Bradley Thompson.

Garriss was currently out on bond for Manufacturing Methamphetamine. On 03-6-2014,... (read more)
New Release:

Rodney Lamont Albritton On 3-20-2015, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit and Alcohol Law Enforcement Division executed a search warrant on Rodney Lamont Albritton's residence located at 105 Anderson Place in Washington.

Investigators and K-9 Elza conducted a search of the residence and found 1738 grams (3.8 pounds) of high grade marijuana, 16 grams of cocaine, digital scales, drug packaging materials and $25,035.00 in US Currency. The estimated str... (read more)
Press Release:
Delray Jennette On 3-12-2015, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested Delray Quincy Jennette, 41 years of age, of 670 Pine Street in Belhaven.

Jennette was charged with two (2) counts of Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Maintaining a Dwelling to Store/Keep a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Jennette's arrest stemmed from Investigators executing a Search Warrant on his residence after receiving... (read more)
Press Release:
Edward Mullen III On February 23, 2015, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Breaking & Entering and Larceny that occurred at a residence on Bear Creek Road in Grimesland. The victim reported the suspect took two shotguns and four rifles. The victim later discovered numerous articles of jewelry and two additional rifles had been taken over a course of several months. The Sheriff's Office began an investigation, conducted interviews and collected evidence. Du... (read more)