Chase Starts in Raleigh, Ends in Tragedy and Murder Charge

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A 40-year-old Williamston man driving east on U.S. 264 Bypass would have been charged with serious crimes if he had not fled when Raleigh police signaled for him to pull over. His decision to elude capture, though, has added an even more serious charge: murder. As he led sheriff’s deputies from Wake and Nash counties
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Operation Swift Justice Scoops Up 157 Suspects in Cumberland Cty

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A sweeping dragnet by the U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of North Carolina together with local police resulted in a total of 152 arrests July 17-19. The officers were armed with 202 warrants, and the arrests were for offenses ranging from robbery to drug and firearms offenses, as well as violation of probation. The
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Defendant Sentenced for One Crime Awaits Trial for Another

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After more than seven days of testimony, a jury deliberated for a few hours before coming back with a guilty verdict in a high-profile North Carolina murder case. The defendant will spend the rest of his life in prison for his part in the death of a Chapel Hill student. He was convicted of first-degree
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Prosecutors May Seek Death Penalty in Fayetteville Killing

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Almost two years ago, searchers pulled a child’s body from a thicket of kudzu along the side of a rural North Carolina highway. Investigators quickly identified the remains: The child was a 5-year-old girl who had disappeared a week earlier. Within days, authorities charged the girl’s mother and a 29-year-old man with murder. A Superior Court
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