Duplin County Sheriff's Office - Kenansville

  • Agency: Duplin County Sheriff's Office - Kenansville
  • Address: 112 W Hill St, Kenansville, 28349 NC
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Phone: 910-296-2150
Fax: (910) 296-2156
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Duplin County Sheriff's Office - Kenansville is located at 112 W Hill St, Kenansville, 28349 NC. The Duplin County Sheriff's Office - Kenansville phone number is 910-296-2150.

Duplin County Sheriff's Office - Kenansville News

Sheriff Blake Wallace and the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office wishes everyone a Safe and Happy Halloween!

$1500 REWARD A $1500 reward is offered for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or person(s) responsible for the larceny of firearms from an address on North NC Highway 11 near Pink Hill, North Carolina. The larceny was reported on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Any information provided will remain confidential. Please contact Detective Green at the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office at 910-296-2150 if you have any information concerning this case.

OCTOBER 26, 2018 On August 22, 2018, the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office investigated an alleged incident involving child pornography. On October 18, 2018, Rolando Lopez-Juarez, age 40, of Domi Lane near Warsaw, NC, was arrested and charged with one count of Third Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, one count of Felony Dissemination of Obscenity, One Count of Second Degree Exploitation of a Minor. Rolando Lopez-Juarez was placed in the Duplin County Jail under a $200,000 secure bond. After further investigation, Lopez-Juarez was charged with fourteen counts of Third Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, fourteen counts of Felony Dissemination of Obscenity, and fourteen counts of Second Degree Exploitation of a Minor. Lopez-Juarez was given a $800,000 secure bond on the additional charges. Lopez-Juarez is also being held on a detainer by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement based on these charges. The investigation is ongoing at this time.

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle on Interstate 40 for a traffic violation. The vehicle failed to stop for blue lights and sirens and the passenger jumped from the vehicle. The passenger who was identified as Kason Murphy was apprehended but gave officers a false name. Kason Murphy was wanted on Probation absconder warrants and also had Cocaine in his possession. The vehicle driven by Rakeem Morrisey continued traveling at a high rate of speed and eventually wrecked at the intersection of Highway 41 and Highway 50 near Chinquapin. The driver, Rakeem Morrisey, jumped from the vehicle and ran but was apprehended by deputies. Morrisey was wanted on outstanding warrants and had Cocaine, Methamphetamine, MDMA, Marijuana, and (29) pills of Diazepam in his possession. Also, a .22 caliber pistol was located. Morrisey was charged with Felony Possession of Cocaine, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Possession of Schedule I, Possession of Firearm by Felon, Possession With Intent to Manufacture, Sell, and Deliver Schedule IV, Maintain a Place to Keep Controlled Substances, Felony Flee/Elude Arrest with Motor Vehicle, Resisting Public Officer, Fail to Stop for Stop Sign, Speeding, Injury to Personal Property, Window Tint Violation, Driving While License Revoked, Fictitious Registration, Aggressive Driving, Possess Marijuana Paraphernalia, Possess Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Possession of Schedule IV, Reckless Driving to Endanger, Littering, and DWI. Morrisey was placed in the Duplin County Jail under a $185,000.00 secured bond. At Morrisey’s first appearance, his bond was increased to $1,000,000.00 by the judge. The magistrate also issued a No Bond for his Parole Violation. Murphy was charged with Felony Possession of Cocaine, Identity Theft, and Resisting Public Officer. Murphy was placed in the Duplin County Jail under a $16,000.00 secure bond. Murphy also received an additional $21,100.00 secure bond for his outstanding warrants.

October 25, 2018 On August 8, 2018, the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation of the alleged sexual assault of a child. On October 23, 2018, Paulino Madrigal Velazquez, age 37, was arrested and charged with three counts of Felony Indecent Liberties with a Child, one count of Statutory Rape of a Child by an Adult, One Count of Statutory Sex Offense with a Child and two counts of Misdemeanor Assault on a Child under 12. Velazquez was placed in the Duplin County Jail under a $200,000 secure bond. The investigation is ongoing.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or person(s) responsible for the larceny of power tools from Dail Farms located on Farrior School Road near Kenansville, NC. The larceny was reported on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Any information provided will remain confidential. Please contact Detective Green at the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office at 910-296-2150 if you have any information concerning this case.

OCTOBER 24, 2018 On July 7, 2018, the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office investigated an incident involving the sexual assault of a child. On October 23, 2018, Walter Wayne McCallop, 41 years old, was arrested and charged with two counts of Felony Sexual Offense with a Child, two counts of Felony Indecent Liberties with a child and two counts of Misdemeanor Assault on a child under 12. McCallop was placed in the Duplin County Jail under a $200,000 secure bond. McCallop was also charged in Virginia for sexual battery of a victim under 13 years old. This investigation is ongoing at this time.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BY SHERIFF BLAKE WALLACE OCTOBER 19, 2018 The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $1500.00 reward to any person who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who broke into a residence on Maysville School Road near Mount Olive, North Carolina. Items missing include jewelry, firearms, ammunition and a gun safe. If you have any information on this case, please contact the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office at 910-296-2150. All information will remain confidential.

$1,500 REWARD OFFERED By Duplin County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Blake Wallace for Information leading to the Arrest and Conviction of the Person(s) who burglarized a home on Hampton Hobbs Road near Faison, NC on Friday, October 12, 2018. Items stolen included jewelry, television, and semi-automatic pistol. Any information will remain confidential. If you have any information, please contact: Detective M. Braswell Duplin County Sheriff’s Office Kenansville, NC 28349 Telephone: 910-296-2150

For Immediate Release by Sheriff Blake Wallace October 10, 2018 Avoiding Scams following Hurricane Florence As communities like ours here in Duplin County begin the process of cleaning up after Hurricane Florence, I urge you to be aware of criminals who will seize this opportunity to prey on our citizens. Many people, especially the elderly, can become victims of scams following a natural disaster. As people return home to assess the damage from Hurricane Florence, it is common for scammers to show up to take advantage of citizens because they know reputable contractors will be overwhelmed with work. There are often three different types of fraudulent activity that is common following a natural disaster: home repair scams, price gouging, and charity scams. As your Sheriff, I urge you to keep these important tips in mind before hiring someone to undertake repairs to your home or property: • Always get the estimate in writing. • Consider getting multiple estimates. • Ask for references. • Avoid paying money up front. • Resist all attempts that force you to make an on-the-spot decision. • Never pay in cash. • Use local contractors, even if this means being placed on a waitlist. • Make sure the contractor is insured. Home repair scams are common following a disaster such as Hurricane Florence. This form of scam often involves questionable contractors going door to door, offering to do work at low prices in exchange for a deposit. Once the deposit is obtained, the contractor never returns to complete the work. Please remember the tips above to avoid becoming a victim of home repair scams. Also, be aware there is a greater potential for price gouging following a natural disaster. Price gouging occurs when an individual charges excessive prices for goods or services during a state of emergency. Price gouging is also prohibited by law and civil penalties may apply to individuals engaged in this type of unscrupulous activity. Finally, please be aware that people pretending to work for charitable organizations may also be fraudulently soliciting donations. Here are a few tips to avoid the fake charity scam: • Donate only to charities you know and trust. • Do not give or send cash to any organization. • Do not give out any personal or financial information. The citizens of Duplin County must be aware that there is a greater potential for scams following a natural disaster, and you should therefore be extremely cautious when choosing contractors to make repairs, or when donating money to individuals claiming to be calling on behalf of a charity. If you have a price gouging or home repair scam complaint, please contact the North Carolina Department of Justice toll-free at 1-877-5-NOSCAM or file a complaint online at www.ncdoj.gov/gouging. You may also contact the United States Department of Justice, National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDP), to report fraudulent activity. NCDP can be reached toll-free at 877-623-3423, or via email at disaster@leo.gov.

October 3, 2018 On August 14, 2018, the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office investigated an incident involving the sexual assault of a child. On August 16, 2018, William Joseph DeLeone, age 48, of Turkey Branch Road in Beulaville, was arrested and charged with one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. DeLeone was placed in the Duplin County Jail under a $20,000 secure bond.’ On September 28, 2018, William Joseph DeLeone was arrested and charged with thirty-one counts of Felony Statutory Rape of a Child, thirty-one counts of Statutory Sex Offense with a child by an adult, thirty-one counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child, and one count of Manufacturing Marijuana. DeLeone was placed in the Duplin County Jail under a one million dollar secure bond. The investigation remains ongoing.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office conducted a vehicle stop on Interstate 40 for a traffic violation. The vehicle was being driven by Mamdooh Qaid from New York and Mohamed Zindani from New York was the passenger. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. Located inside the passenger area of the vehicle was a plastic bag containing Khat. There was also a large sum of US currency found in the passenger area of the vehicle totaling $26,048.00. A further search of the vehicle was conducted and larger plastic bag containing Khat was located in the trunk of the vehicle. The total weight of the Kaht was approximately 209 grams. Mohamed Zindani was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver Schedule I, Felony possession of Schedule I, maintaining a place to keep controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.Mohamed Zindani was placed in the Duplin County Jail under a $30,000.00 secure bond. Mamdooh Qaid was charged with no operator’s license and speeding. Mamdooh Qaid was placed in the Duplin County Jail under a $2,000.00 secure bond from the magistrate.

September 25, 2018 On Friday, September 07, 2018 the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on a residence belonging to Kenneth Monk, aka “Pumpkin”, on Pasture Branch MHP Lane in Rose Hill. Located at the residence was approximately (35) grams of MDMA, (8) grams of Cocaine, (639) grams of Marijuana, (2) Firearms (one of which was stolen), (5) Oxycodone pills, $617.00 in US money, and a stolen Yamaha four wheeler. Kenneth Monk was charged with Trafficking in MDMA by Possession, Trafficking in MDMA by Manufacture, PWIMSD Schedule I, PWIMSD Marijuana, Felony Possession of Marijuana, Manufacture Marijuana, PWIMSD Cocaine, Felony Possession of Cocaine, Manufacture Cocaine, Possession of Firearm by Felon (2 counts), Possession of Stolen Firearm, Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Maintaining a Dwelling Place to Keep Controlled Substances, Simple Possession of Schedule II, Possess Marijuana Paraphernalia, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Kenneth Monk was placed in the Duplin County Jail under a $1,000,000.00 secured bond.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BY SHERIFF BLAKE WALLACE September 24, 2018 The curfew for Duplin County is lifted effective immediately. You should still be careful and monitor road conditions before traveling. Please do not hesitate to contact the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office if assistance is needed.

UPDATED CURFEW ORDER 9pm - 7 am THE CURFEW WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL MONDAY. WE WILL RE-EVALUATE MONDAY MORNING. TRAFFIC PASSING THROUGH TO GO HOME WILL BE ALLOWED. Due to the devastation from Hurricane Florence in Duplin County and in the interest of public safety for the citizens of Duplin County, the curfew for ALL of Duplin County is still in effect. Total traffic restriction for the County is from 9 pm and ends at 7am until canceled by the Sheriff and County Manager. Traffic will be allowed during the curfew hours for work, farm, or medical emergency purposes ONLY. All citizens are advised that due to the potential hazards associated with the storm to please drive safely and use every precaution especially in flooded areas.

UPDATED CURFEW ORDER 9pm - 7 am Due to the devastation from Hurricane Florence in Duplin County and in the interest of public safety for the citizens of Duplin County, the curfew for ALL of Duplin County is still in effect. Total traffic restriction for the County is from 9 pm and ends at 7am until canceled by the Sheriff and County Manager. Traffic will be allowed during the curfew hours for work, farm, or medical emergency purposes ONLY. All citizens are advised that due to the potential hazards associated with the storm to please drive safely and use every precaution especially in flooded areas.

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The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office has boats in the flooded areas. The flooded areas are not safe. The water levels are dropping and causing very shallow spots in some areas. The river currents are also dangerous. People will be able to get to their homes once the water recedes. Please use extreme caution if you are putting boats in the flooded area. We are encouraging people to not be in the water. We are encouraging victims to wait until the water is gone. Also the waters are being patrolled by law enforcement. On behalf of the Sheriff’s Office we are praying for our county and we are working along beside many other law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, fire services, government agencies, public servants, citizens, volunteers and many others to help our county heal and make sure everyone is safe. May God bless us all!

UPDATED CURFEW ORDER 9pm - 7 am In the interest of public safety for the citizens of Duplin County, the Sheriff and County Manager of Duplin County have issued a curfew for ALL of Duplin County. Total traffic restriction for the County has been extended to 9 pm and will still end at 7am starting today, September 17, 2018, until canceled by the Sheriff and County Manager. Traffic will be allowed during the curfew hours for work, farm, or medical emergency purposes ONLY. As of 1:30 pm on September 15, 2018, Duplin County has had 4 fatalities due to flash flooding and swift water on roadways. All citizens are advised that due to the potential hazards associated with the storm, emergency services may not be immediately available.