Loading...
I got the surprise of my life when people were complaining about a DR editorial. You mean the BYH column is not the...

Gang members sentenced to prison

Loading…

BY WILLIAM F. WEST
Rocky Mount Telegram

Sunday, April 14, 2019

NEW BERN — A man connected to an eastern North Carolina street gang is going to serve at least seven years in federal prison for his role in a drug conspiracy from 2012 to the summer of 2017.

Markell Wiggins, 33, of Scotland Neck, was sentenced to 86 months Wednesday in New Bern by U.S. District Judge Louise Flanagan. Wiggins also is going to have to serve five years under supervised release once he completes his sentence.

Wiggins was one of the last of seven members and associates of the Sex, Money, Murder Scotland Neck-area United Blood Nation. One of the seven on the list was from Tarboro.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in a press release said Wiggins in February 2018 pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

The press release noted Wiggins received enhanced sentencing as a leader in the conspiracy and for obstruction of justice by using someone under age 18 to assist in avoiding detection or apprehension.

The press release said the seven people distributed large quantities of heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana in and around the Halifax County area and were supplied heroin from sources in New Jersey.

The other six people who have already been convicted are:

■ Dantee Brown, 37, of Tarboro. Brown is serving a 30-month sentence and must serve three years under supervised release. Brown received enhanced sentencing because he possessed a firearm and used violence during the conspiracy.

■ Kevin Dwayne Carswell, 31, of Scotland Neck. Carswell is serving a 37-month sentence and must serve three years under supervised release.

■ Shanta Venita Hines, 31, of Scotland Neck. Hines was ordered to serve three years on probation.

Bo’Neka Sarell McDaniel, 29, of Scotland Neck. McDaniel is serving a 62-month sentence and must serve four years under supervised release. She was sentenced as a leader based on her position in the conspiracy.

■ Reginald Savage, 49, of Scotland Neck. Savage is serving a 14-month sentence and must serve three years under supervised release.

■ Collin Lee Whitaker Jr., 25, of Greenville. Whitaker is serving a 12-month sentence and must serve three years under supervised release.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office credited many law enforcement agencies in the case.

They included the multi-agency Tar River Regional Drug Task Force, the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office, the Pinetops Police Department, the Tarboro Police Department, the Rocky Mount Police Department and the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.

Loading…

Humans of Greenville

@HumansofGville

Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.

Crime and Rescue

August 24, 2019

The Greenville Police Department on Friday released surveillance images of a man suspected of robbing the manager of a laundry outside the business earlier this week.

The incident occurred about noon on Monday at The Wash House, 2511 E. 10th St. Police said the robber stole cash belonging to the…

washouse

August 23, 2019

A man convicted in a 1994 Greenville murder was freed after 24 years in prison Thursday when evidence that he did not commit the crime convinced a judge to order a new trial.

Because of the recanted testimony of a key witness, along with autopsy evidence showing her original testimony could not be…

dante.jpg

August 22, 2019

A man convicted in a 1994 Greenville murder was freed after 24 years in prison Thursday when evidence that he did not commit the crime convinced a judge to order a new trial.

Because of the recanted testimony of a key witness, along with autopsy evidence showing her original testimony could not be…

dante.jpg

August 22, 2019

The Greenville Police Department is investigating a reported armed robbery at a 10th Street laundry, according to a report issued Tuesday.

The report indicates $2,200 in cash was stolen from The Wash House, 2511 E. 10th St., during the incident, which took place about 12:12 p.m. Monday, according…

August 21, 2019

Someone stole more than $1,000 worth of assorted children’s clothes from Belk on Sunday, according to a Greenville Police Department report.

The theft occurred at the Greenville Mall at 714 S.E. Greenville Blvd about 1:17 p.m.

The items are valued at $1,334.50. The investigation is ongoing.…

August 21, 2019

A man on the run from authorities in Long Island, N.Y., broke into a car at a home in Bethel on Sunday night, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The break-in occurred about 8 p.m. at 6487 N.C. 11 North. A caller reporting the crime provided dispatchers with a description of the man.…

082119Gaines.jpg

August 21, 2019

A Greenville woman faces charges of child abuse at an unlicensed day care she ran, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office reported on Tuesday.

The sheriff’s office received a complaint on March 25 regarding an unlicensed day care facility being operated at 991 C E Senior Lane in Greenville.…

082119Rakowski.jpg

August 20, 2019

A Greenville man was jailed on charges he committed felony sex crimes involving a child who is under the age of 13, the Pitt County Sheriff's Office reported on Monday.

William Benjamin Stocks, 18, of Bridge Court is accused of committing the acts between June and July, according to news release…

William Benjamin Stocks.png

August 18, 2019

The following people were indicted on felony charges on June 24 and July 15, 2019, by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records:

June 24 indictments:

Maurice Tommy Anderson Jr., 28, 1101 Grovemont Drive, Apt. A5, possession of firearm by felon for April…

August 18, 2019

Four men are jailed on $100,000 bonds after allegedly robbing a man and taking his wallet on Saturday morning, the East Carolina University Police Department reported.

Arrested were Tyshon Maleek Arnold, 18, of 1621 Vintage Road, Raleigh, Jacoby Kashen Cox, 18, of 307 E. Railroad St., Selma, Isaiah…

081919Arnold.jpg
149 stories in Crime and Rescue. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 15
        Next Page»   Last Page»