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Several people convicted this week in Carteret County Superior Court

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District Attorney Scott Thomas announced today the following convictions in Carteret County Superior Court this week: 

MICHAEL SHANE HARPER,

33, of Trenton, pled guilty to: (1) Assault Inflicting Serious Bodily Injury; (2) Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine; (3) Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Psilocybin (Mushrooms); and (4) Driving While Impaired. The charges arose out of an unprovoked assault at Paddy’s Pub in Emerald Isle on April 8, 2013. HARPER struck 26-year old Adam Claxton while Claxton was shooting pool with a friend shortly after midnight. HARPER fled in a car and was apprehended in Indian Beach. His car was searched incident to arrest and contained a quantity of methamphetamine, hallucinogenic mushrooms, drug paraphernalia, and $3,000 in cash. His blood alcohol level was .06 and he was impaired also by marijuana. HARPER received active prison consecutive sentences of 25-39 months for the Assault, 9-20 months for the Methamphetamine, 9-20 months for the Psilocybin and 6 months for the DWI.

MICHAEL KEVIN BOGGS, II

, 35, of Beaufort pled guilty to Habitual Driving While Impaired today in Carteret Superior Court and received an active sentence of 13-16 months for this 2009 offense. BOGGS had failed to appear on this case and remained at large until he was arrested earlier this month. He had three prior convictions for Driving While Impaired: two convictions in Carteret County and one in Person County.

TIMOTHY SCOTT PILGREEN

, 30, of Greenville, pled guilty to Possession of Cocaine and admitted his status as an Habitual Felon today in Carteret Superior Court. PILGREEN had prior convictions for Possession of Stolen Goods, Forgery and Assault by Strangulation. He was sentenced to an active term of 23-40 months in the Division of Adult Correction (DAC).

HAL CLAY WHITFIELD

, 56, of Beaufort, pled guilty today in Carteret Superior Court to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and admitted his status as an Habitual Felon. WHITFIELD received an active sentence of 58-82 months in the DAC. WHITFIELD shot Craig Gaskins in the leg with a .22 caliber pistol on April 27, 2013. WHITFIELD had prior convictions for Burglary, Armed Robbery and Escape from State Prison, which made him an habitual felon under North Carolina law.

TYLER JOE USSERY,

19, of Newport, pled guilty today to Felonious Breaking and Entering, and Felony Larceny, after stealing a car from Carolina Truck and Auto Mart in Newport on October 12, 2013 and driving the car to Asheville, North Carolina, committing an Armed Robbery there. USSERY continued on to Arkansas, where he was apprehended. USSERY was sentenced to two consecutive active sentences of 6-17 months, after which he will be transferred to Buncombe County for prosecution on the Armed Robbery charge.

The cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorney David Spence.

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