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Wilson NC – Sheriff Calvin Woodard Response To Media

This is what was sent to them.

Good Evening,

All cases at the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office involving any crime are investigated by our Office. We do have a detective investigating each of these cases. As part of our investigation, Wilson County Sheriff’s Office Animal Enforcement has taken several of the dogs that could be tested to the state crime lab to be analyzed. The state lab report indicates that each dog that was tested showed no signs of trauma, dogfighting, gunshots wounds, broken bones or poisoning. Evidence suggests that these dogs are dying from natural causes or medical issues such as heartworms and their bodies are being disposed of improperly which is still a crime. By conducting interviews, it has been determined that due to certain state regulations the county landfill is unable to take the carcass of any deceased animal or pet. Other than our continued investigation, our goal is to educate our citizens on the proper means of burial or how to dispose of their decease pet.

106-403. Disposition of dead domesticated animals.
It is the duty of the owner of domesticated animals that die from any cause and the owner or operator of the premises upon which any domesticated animals die, to bury the animals to a depth of at least three feet beneath the surface of the ground within 24 hours after knowledge of the death of the domesticated animals, or to otherwise dispose of the domesticated animals in a manner approved by the State Veterinarian. It is a violation of this section to bury any dead domesticated animal closer than 300 feet to any flowing stream or public body of water. It is unlawful for any person to remove the carcasses of dead domesticated animals from the person’s premises to the premises of any other person without the written permission of the person having charge of the other premises and without burying the carcasses as provided under this section.

The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office has always been committed to investigating and protecting the welfare of our animals in Wilson County. We have taken down and investigated illegal puppy mills, dog fighting cases and improved the adoption rate at the Wilson County Animal Shelter as well as implementing a spay and neuter program for people on limited income. Anyone with additional information can contact the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at 252-237-2118.

Four charged in wake of deputy’s death – Rocky Mount Telegram

Staff Writer

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

TARBORO —- An alleged drunken driver, his girlfriend, a bartender who supposedly overserved him and a bar owner have been arrested in the aftermath of the death of an Edgecombe County deputy who wrecked his vehicle while in pursuit of the driver last week.

State authorities said Richard Howard Walters, 33, of Pinetops, was drinking from noon to 6 p.m. that day. His Altima crashed two-tenths of a mile from the site where Deputy David L. Manning wrecked.

Manning lost control of his cruiser and crashed head-on into on-coming traffic when he turned around to stop Walters about three miles south of Tarboro on N.C. 111, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Walters is accused of running away after the crash. Later, Walters and Kristen Harrell, his girlfriend, were found in possession of drugs when investigators went to his home to interview him.

Troopers asked special agents with N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement to find out where Walters had been drinking. Agents ended up at Melanie’s Place, a liquor-permitted business in Tarboro, said Eric Swain, ALE special agent-in-charge in Greenville.

“We obtained evidence that Walters purchased and consumed the equivalent of 16 malt beverages before driving away from Melanie’s Place,” Swain said. “Even though Walters was in an intoxicated state, he was served malt beverages until the bar closed.”

Bar owner Melanie Whitfield Johnson continued to serve an intoxicated Walters and Cindy Mendenhall, a bar employee, helped Walters jump-start his vehicle’s dead battery, according to warrants.

Mendenhall and Johnson also are accused of trying to mislead investigators about Walters’ level of intoxication.

Walters was charged with driving while impaired, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mendenhall, 34, of Tarboro, was charged with common law obstruction of justice and sale to intoxicated person aiding and abetting a DWI.

Johnson, 47, of Tarboro, was charged with common law obstruction of justice and allowing a violation to occur.

Harrell, 35, of Pinetops, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

4 arrested in connection to crash that killed Edgecombe County Deputy – 11 ABC


North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement special agents arrested four people Wednesday on alcohol, drug and obstruction of justice charges following the collision and death of Edgecombe County Deputy Sheriff David Manning. The State Highway Patrol charged one of the four with driving while impaired.
ALE special agents initiated an investigation at Melanie’s Place, an ABC permitted business in Tarboro. Special agents obtained evidence that Richard Howard Walters, 33, of Pinetops, had been drinking from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, the day of the accident. Walters’ vehicle crashed .02 miles from the site of Deputy Manning’s accident and he fled on foot.
Troopers said they believe Manning turned around in an effort to over-take the intoxicated driver before he lost control of his vehicle and crashed head-on into on-coming traffic.

The State Highway Patrol requested ALE’s assistance in investigating the alcohol source.
“We obtained evidence that Walters purchased and consumed the equivalent of 16 malt beverages before driving away from Melanie’s Place,” said Eric Swain, special agent in charge of ALE’s Greenville district. “Even though Walters was in an intoxicated state, he was served malt beverages until the bar closed.”
Cindy Mendenhall, an employee of Melanie’s Place, had helped Walters jump-start his vehicle’s dead battery. She and permittee Melanie Johnson tried to minimize the truth of Walters’ intoxication and were charged with obstruction of justice.
“This great investigative work is an example of the commitment our state law enforcement agencies have each and every day, said Fst. Sgt. G.E. Rhew. “Our approach at bringing these individuals to justice is based on the collaborative efforts of multiple agencies to ensure that this and every case is treated with the upmost attention.”

The following are charged:
Richard Howard Walter, 33, Pinetops
Possession of marijuana,
Possession of drug paraphernalia,
Kristen Harrell, 35, Pinetops
Possession of marijuana,
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Cindy Mendenhall, 34, Tarboro
Common Law Obstruction of justice
Sale to intoxicated
Aid and Abet DWI (SHP)
Melanie Whitfield Johnson, 47, Tarboro
Common Law Obstruction of Justice
Allow violation to occur

Edgecombe County School Board Meeting Today

Regular Meeting of the Edgecombe County Board of Education Edgecombe County Board Rooms
412 Pearl Street Tarboro, NC 27886 February 12, 2018
(1) Call to Order of Regular Meeting of the Board
(1.1) Pledge of Allegiance
(2) Recognitions
(2.1) NCSBA Certificates: Scholar’s Circle
Ms. Evelyn Shaw Wilson – Board Chair Person
Diploma of Honor
Mrs. Ann R. Kent – Vice-Chair Person
Dr. Evelyn Johnson Advanced Achievement Mrs. Marva G. Scott Certificate of Merit Mr. William Ellis
(2.2) Employee of the Month Mr. Raymond Privott
(2.3) Teacher Recognitions
(2.4) Saffelle Awards
(2.5) Focus School of the Month
(2.5.1) IZone Schools
(3) Public Comments
(This time for public comments has been established for citizens who desire to address the board and who register prior to the start of the meeting. The Board has established a 3-minute time limitation for comments to be taken into consideration by the Board. Feedback will not be given during the Board Session. If a response is necessary, the Board will respond within ten working days. Thank you. [Edgecombe County Board of Education Policy 2310])
(4) Approval of Agenda
(5) Approval of Open Session Minutes
(6) Items for Information
(6.1) Field Trips:
THS (11934) – Corbett Sports Center, Greensboro, NC; Basketball Team; 1/27/2018; Departure: 8:30 a.m. – Return: 10:00 p.m.
SEMS (12002) – South Central High, Winterville, NC; Grades 6-8 Math Students; 2/03/2018; Departure: 7:30 a.m. – Return: 2:00 p.m.

Board Agenda February 12, 2018
THS (12281) – South Davidson High School, Denton, NC; Wrestling Team; 02/09/2018 – 02/10/2018; Departure: 02/09/2018 at 11:00 a.m. – Return: 02/10/2018 at 10:00 p.m.
(6.2) Budget Calendar for 2018-2019
(6.3) Proposed 2018-2019 ECPS Traditional School Calendars
(6.4) NSTA Shell Lab Challenge Grant
(7) Committee Reports – None
(8)A Consent Items (One Motion Approval) (8.1.A)Approval of Field Trips: Extended Day
SWEHS (12081) – Southern School of Energy and Sustainability, Durham, NC; Marching Band; 02/17/2018; Departure: 8:00 a.m. – Return: 10:00 a.m.
WEMS (12018) – NC Central University, Durham, NC; Boys & Girls Basketball Teams & Cheerleading Team; 02/17/2018; Departure: 8:00 a.m. – Return: 10:00 p.m.
W. A. Pattillo (12013) – Morehead Planetarium & Science Center, Chapel Hill, NC; Grades 6-7; 02/19/2018; Departure: 7:15 a.m. – Return 3:45 p.m.
SEMS (11819) – East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; NC Science Olympiad Team; 02/24/2018; Departure: 7:00 a.m. – Return: 6:00 p.m.
G. W. Bulluck (1231) – Shackleford Banks, Harkers Island, NC; Grade 3; 04/18/2018; Departure: 5:30 a.m. – Return: 6:30 p.m.
Coker-Wimberly (12026) – Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh, NC; Grades 1-4; 05/08/2018; Departure: 8:30 a.m. – Return: 5:00 p.m. Out-of-State & Overnight Princeville (12005) – Fort Myer, VA/Comfort Inn, Oxen, MD/Nat’l Museum of African American History/National Mall/National Zoo/Washington Monument, Washington, DC; Grade 5; 03/28/2018 – 03/30/2018; Departure: 03/028/2018 at 7:30 a.m. – Return: 03/30/2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Coker-Wimberly (11933) – Don Lee Camp, Arapahoe, NC; Grade 4; 05/10/2018 – 05/11/2018; Departure: 05/10/2018 at 7:30 a.m. – Return: 05/11/2018 at 4:00 p.m. (8.2.A)Approval of Fundraisers:
G. W. Carver PTO Fundraiser to Sell Raffle Tickets from for $1 each on February 13 – 26, 2018 Phillips Middle School Athletic Program Fundraiser to Seek Donations from Various Business and Individuals of Edgecombe County on February 13 – 26, 2018
SEMS Low Incidence Class Fundraiser with Curiositiees Screen Printing to Sell T-shirts for $12 – $13 on February 13 – 25, 2018
MMA Enhancement Teachers Fundraiser to Host a “Love of the Arts” Spaghetti Dinner on March 1, 2018 and Sell Tickets for $8 each on February 15 – 28, 2018
MMA PTO Fundraiser with Rodger White All-Star Sports to Sell T-shirts for $10 each and Hoodies for $20 each on February 20 – March 5, 2018
MMA Fundraiser to Host a Performance for the Black History Month “A Dollar and a Dream” on February 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. and Charge a $1 Admission Fee
MMA 5th Grade Fundraiser with Krispy Kreme to Sell Donut Certificates for $8 each on February 26 – March 9, 2018
Princeville Fundraiser with World Class Marketing to Sell Bagged Candy Items for $7 each on February 27 – March 12, 2018
MMA PTO Fundraiser to Host a St. Patrick’s Day Dance on March 6, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Charge a $7 Admission Fee
MMA 5th Grade Fundraiser with Pizza Inn to Donate 10% of Sales on Mach 20, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Board Agenda February 12, 2018
(8)B Items for Action
(8.1.B) Approval of 2017-2018 Amended Organizational Chart
(8.2.B) Edgecombe County Cultural Arts Council’s Grassroots Art Program Grant
Motion Required: I make a motion under the North Carolina Open Meetings Law, Sections 143- 318.11 (a) (1), (a) (3), and (a) (6), to go into Closed Session to consider personnel matters, to consult with the attorney to preserve attorney-client privileged information, and to prevent the disclosure of student records rendered confidential under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. 1232g, and the disclosure of personnel records rendered confidential under G.S. 115C-319 through 321.
(9.1) Personnel Management
(9.1.1) Listed Personnel (Contracted, New Hires, Resignations, Retirements, Substitutes, Transfers, Leave Requests, etc.)
(9.1.2) Extra Curricular Activities – Spring Sports
(9.2) Student Management
(9.3) Legal Issues
(9.4) Review of Closed Session Minutes
(10) Approval of Closed Session Items:
(10.1) Personnel Management
(10.1.1) Listed Personnel
(10.2) Closed Session Minutes
(11) Board Correspondence
(12) Items Brought by Board Members or Superintendent for Consideration/Discussion
(13) Adjourn

Church Folk, Brothers Keep The Faith

Do church folk with titles from the pastor on down who continue to live a lie all the days of their lives really going to make it to heaven?

I look at my situation now trust me I ain’t mad with nobody, church folk, racist and/or whomever because I ain’t gonna miss my blessing over ignance.

I think about my mother who died in 1997 because we were close and I did what a son was suppose to do up until the last day she was on this earth. I know some folk visit their love one grave often. I only visit my mother’s grave when someone is buried in the family cemetery.

But the other love of my life that I lost in 1999 was my oldest daughter due to her mother and her husband moved 4 hours away trying to keep me from seeing her. I traveled the 8 hour drive there and back from around 1990 for about 10 years until I got tired of the games being played trying to make it difficult to see my daughter.

A couple of years ago my daughter told me I had never done anything for her had not paid a doctor bill so guess who could have told her that?

The trues are hell in the 1st 2 years plus I bought all the pampers, milk, clothes and other before they moved out of the state. When I picked her up I bought her new clothes and things everytime I picked her up. I took the clothes with me when I took her back home so she could have new clothes.

I stayed in contact with my daughter’s elementary school for a couple of years.

I had to take the mom to court to get visitation rights, voluntarily paid child support and over paid and received money back.

My daughter was on my insurance until she turned 26 4 years ago because she turned 30 this year. 

Because I tried to do my part, I have no regrets. However I just hope that since everybody is preaching now that they get it right because I don’t want to see anyone miss their blessing with my name associated with them.

Folk told me I should have tried to get sole custody of my daughter because of certain reasons but I felt like a daughter should grow up being raised by her mother. But although that was not the case with my daughter’s mother because she was not raised by her mother.

With all that is going on in this world today, it would seem that church folk would try to get it right on this side because I just don’t see them making it to heaven. 

Some folk need to have some real testimonies talking about how they got it right while the blood is still running warm in their body.

But this is just my ignant opinion.

I know some of my brotherns reading this can relate to not being able to be a part of their children lives, but do your part and keep the faith.