Several people convicted this week in Carteret County Superior C - WNCT

Several people convicted this week in Carteret County Superior Court

Posted: Updated:
Michael Shane Harper Michael Shane Harper
Michael Kevin Boggs, II Michael Kevin Boggs, II
Timothy Scott Pilgreen Timothy Scott Pilgreen
Hal Clay Whitfield Hal Clay Whitfield
Tyler Joe Ussery Tyler Joe Ussery
 

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.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

    Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:20:23 GMT
    YORK, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.Eighteen-year-old Patrick Farves said he received three days of in-school suspension Thursday because he asked Nina Davuluri to prom.The senior at Central York High School stood up and popped the prom question, then walked to the stage with a plastic flower. Davuluri just laughed and the students cheered.School officials heard about Farves' plan in...
    YORK, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.Eighteen-year-old Patrick Farves said he received three days of in-school suspension Thursday because he asked Nina Davuluri to prom.The senior at Central York High School stood up and popped the prom question, then walked to the stage with a plastic flower. Davuluri just laughed and the students cheered.School officials heard about Farves' plan in...
  • Pitt County Sheriff's Office gets grant to help DWI case backlog

    Pitt County Sheriff's Office gets grant to help DWI case backlog

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:50:46 GMT
    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office hopes a new grant will cut down the wait time for driving while impaired cases slated for trial.
    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office hopes a new grant will cut down the wait time for driving while impaired cases slated for trial.
  • Clogged Oregon Inlet keeps charter boats docked

    Clogged Oregon Inlet keeps charter boats docked

    Boat owners are concerned that the start of charter fishing season may leave them high and dry because the Oregon Inlet is clogged with sand.
    Boat owners are concerned that the start of charter fishing season may leave them high and dry because the Oregon Inlet is clogged with sand.
  • NewsMore>>

  • Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

    Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:41:22 GMT
    Authorities announced charges Friday against a man suspected in connection with about a dozen recent highway shootings that have wounded three people in the Kansas City area.
    After nearly a month of reports of gunshots being fired at vehicles and more than 100 tips, authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen highway shootings...
  • Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested

    Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:11:42 GMT
    Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.
    The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew...
  • American identifies cleric in US terrorism case

    American identifies cleric in US terrorism case

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:51:27 GMT
    A New York jury has heard two widely differing descriptions of an Egyptian imam accused of carrying out terrorism offenses while he led a London mosque.
    A Seattle man told a jury Friday that an Egyptian cleric on trial on terrorism charges is the "very angry" imam he met in London years ago.
  • Mugshots

Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.