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  • Man arrested in assault of three brothers, one killed

    Published On: Jul 26 2016 07:20:27 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 27 2016 11:32:53 AM CDT
    RICHLANDS, Onslow County -

    The man wanted in the knife assault of three brothers, in which one of the brothers was killed, has turned himself into authorities.

    Shane Rehm turned himself in at the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday night. Rehm is charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Deputies said the victims know Rehm and were able to identify him.

    Rehm had his first court appearance Wednesday morning. The judge said he would be held without bond and would be provided a court-appointed lawyer. His next court appearance is Aug. 17.

    Onslow County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Wiggs Road in Richlands Tuesday for a reported assault. Deputies discovered three men at the residence were assaulted by three other men. One victim, Martin Barsenas Meza, died as a result of numerous stab wounds to his body. The other two victims, his brothers Humberto Meza and Jesus Meza, were treated at Onslow Memorial Hospital and released.

    Two other men wanted for questioning in this incident have been identified as David Anthony Ray, 29, of Penny Road in Beulaville. Also wanted is Brycen Alexander Spatafora, 27, of Penny Road in Beulaville.

    This investigation continues, and the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating Ray and Spatafora.

    Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at (910) 938-3273. You may remain completely anonymous and any information that you provide leading to an arrest and/or conviction may entitle you to a reward. Please refer to case 2016-14749 when calling about this case.

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    The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is looking for three persons of interest in a homicide that happened Monday night in Richlands.

    Deputies responded to Wiggs Street in Richlands at 10:30 p.m. on Monday for a report of an assault. Officials found a victim being treated by EMS.

    Officials told NewsChannel 12’s Jessica Albert the victim, Martin Meza, 37, had been stabbed with a knife. He later died from his injuries. Two other victims, Jesus Meza, 26, and Humberto Meza, 27, were also assaulted. They receiving non-life threatening injuries. No other information on the victims has been released by officials.

    Detectives are looking for Shane Allen Rhem, 30 (pictured). He is 5-foot-11, 185 pounds with blondish-brown hair, blue or green eyes and a pale complexion. He was last seen wearing an orange shirt, black athletic shorts with a red stripe, a black hat and flip flops. He was once a roommate of Meza, according to officials.

    Officials are also looking for two other subjects, both males. One is a white male, between 20-25 with short blond hair, blue eyes, no facial hair and a light complexion. He was last seen wearing black shorts with a cube pattern, white tank top and flip flops. The third subject wanted for questioning is described as a white male, 20-25 years of age, short blond hair, no facial hair and light complexion. He was wearing an unknown color of shorts, no shirt and flip flops.

    Pictures of these two people of interest are not available.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 455-3113, Det. M. Gibbs at michael_gibbs@onslowcountync.gov, or Crime Stoppers at (910) 938-3273.

  • Man drowns trying to save daughters off Shackleford Banks

    Published On: Jul 25 2016 04:21:53 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 25 2016 10:04:25 PM CDT
    SHACKLEFORD BANKS
    SHACKLEFORD BANKS, Carteret County -

    Firefighters say a 35-year-old dad drowned Monday while trying to rescue his three daughters off Shackleford Banks.

    The call came in to Atlantic Beach Fire and Police at 12:48 p.m. The caller said there was three people in distress in the water off the west end of Shackleford Banks. Atlantic Beach Fire Captain Casey Arthur said three girls were caught in the current and their father, who was from Tennessee, jumped in to help them. The father drowned in the process.

    When fire rescue boats arrived on scene, firefighters found CPR being done on the father. A boater had picked him up. Another boater and some bystanders had rescued the three daughters safely.

    The father, whose name is not being released at this time, was taken to Carteret Health Care where he was pronounced dead.

  • Piggly Wiggly opens in Oriental, bringing groceries back to community

    Published On: Jul 26 2016 06:52:54 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 27 2016 08:46:11 AM CDT
    ORIENTAL, Pamlico County -

    The new Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Oriental has officially opened, bringing groceries back to the community after the Walmart Express there shut its doors in January.

    Some people in town said they've been struggling since the Walmart Express closed. That followed by the closure of Town 'n Country grocery store in 2015. With no grocery stores in town, it was a drive of at least 16 miles one way just to get to the next nearest grocery store.

    "It's very important that we have a place to buy regular groceries," Jonathan Weis said. "You can't always go up to New Bern. You can't always even go up to Grantsboro there. Just sometimes you need something really bad and you've got to have it."

    Piggly Wiggly owner Billy Flockhart is bringing 30 jobs to the area with this store. He said the people of Oriental petitioned Walmart to sell him the closed store's building.

    "I'm treated like some type of rock star," he said. "The people of Oriental are the rock stars. Not me. I'm a business man, saw an opportunity and I'm going to take the opportunity, but they're the rock stars. They're the heroes."

    He does think it's important to bring people the healthy foods they need. The store will be opening Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a free bag of groceries to the first 100 customers. Flockhart said he just hopes he can do as much for the customers as they have for him.

    "I'm taking a little chance here," he said. "But I think it will be well worth it for sure."

    Flockhart originally planned to open the store at the beginning of July, but he ran into delays when he decided to add a meat department.

  • Highway Patrol investigating after 13-year-old hit, killed by vehicle

    Published On: Jul 26 2016 02:48:21 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 26 2016 10:06:29 PM CDT
    JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County -

    The Highway Patrol is investigating after a 13-year-old boy was killed Monday evening in Jacksonville when he was hit by a vehicle.

    NewsChannel 12’s Leland Pinder spoke to an investigating trooper who said Dyrae Shepard, 13, was kllled just before 7 p.m. on Monday. The accident happened on Murrill Hill Road at Kenna Court in Jacksonville.

    Jakeem Simmons, 23, of Jacksonville was driving the vehicle that hit and killed Shepard, the trooper told Pinder. The trooper also said Shepard was riding his bike on Kenna Court when he apparently pulled in front of the car driven by Simmons on Murrill Hill Road. The trooper said Simmons did not have enough time to react and avoid hitting Shepard.

    The trooper said alcohol was not a factor but it has not been determined whether speed was.

  • Man arrested in Richlands murder

    Published On: Jul 27 2016 06:37:55 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 27 2016 12:04:57 PM CDT
    RICHLANDS, Onslow County -

    The man wanted in the knife assault of three brothers, in which one of the brothers was killed, has turned himself into authorities.

    Shane Rehm turned himself in at the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday night. Rehm is charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Deputies said the victims know Rehm and were able to identify him.

    Rehm had his first court appearance Wednesday morning. The judge said he would be held without bond and would be provided a court-appointed lawyer. His next court appearance is Aug. 17.

    Onslow County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Wiggs Road in Richlands Tuesday for a reported assault. Deputies discovered three men at the residence were assaulted by three other men. One victim, Martin Barsenas Meza, died as a result of numerous stab wounds to his body. The other two victims, his brothers Humberto Meza and Jesus Meza, were treated at Onslow Memorial Hospital and released.

    Two other men wanted for questioning in this incident have been identified as David Anthony Ray, 29, of Penny Road in Beulaville. Also wanted is Brycen Alexander Spatafora, 27, of Penny Road in Beulaville.

    This investigation continues, and the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating Ray and Spatafora.

    Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at (910) 938-3273. You may remain completely anonymous and any information that you provide leading to an arrest and/or conviction may entitle you to a reward. Please refer to case 2016-14749 when calling about this case.

  • MHC Marlins win 6th in a row; Bruuuuce ready for the Big Apple

    Published On: Jul 27 2016 12:49:21 AM CDT

    The Morehead City Marlins won their 6th straight game, and Bruce Carter is getting ready for Jets training camp

  • July 26 6 p.m. sports report

    Published On: Jul 26 2016 05:59:47 PM CDT

    We have an update on the playing future of Havelock native Bruce Carter as part of our 6 p.m. sports report.

  • Sen. Sanders moves to nominate Hillary Clinton for president

    Published On: Jul 27 2016 12:22:45 AM CDT

    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders formally nominated, by voice vote, Hillary Clinton to become the first female candidate of a major party for president.

  • July 25 6 p.m. sports report

    Published On: Jul 25 2016 05:44:45 PM CDT

    New Bern native Adam Warren has been traded back to the team he played for last season.

  • Woman claims 'urinating' toy sexually assaulted her at restaurant

    Published On: Jul 27 2016 02:40:44 AM CDT

    "It peed on me!" exclaimed Isabelle Lassiter. Lassiter and her husband John were dining at Wasabi, a hibachi restaurant in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. While a chef was preparing their food, the chef pulled out a toy that squirts water when it drops its pants and sprayed Isabelle causing her to file a police report.