Deputies: Autopsy results show Hubert homicide victim died after being stabbed

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The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office has released the autopsy results of the victim of a homicide in Hubert.

On April 9, deputies said that James Pannoni was found deceased at his residence on 101 Chasity Way in Hubert.

Pannoni was the victim of a homicide and autopsy results concluded that the victim died after being stabbed, deputies said.

On April 7, deputies were requested to conduct a welfare check on Pannoni at 101 Chasity Way.  

The request came from the Truro Police Department in Massachusetts where Pannoni’s daughter, Kellianne, had reported her father missing.  

Deputies responded to the Chasity Lane residence and found no one home, no vehicles in the driveway and nothing appeared to be out of place.  

Later, a deputy found Pannoni’s vehicle abandoned near 147 Hubert Boulevard with the driver’s side window rolled down and the keys in the ignition.

The vehicle, a tan 2000 Toyota Tundra was parked in between two abandoned trailers near the Patriot Place Mobile Home Park. 

An investigation identified Saundra E. Wagner as the primary suspect in the incident.  

According to deputies, Pannoni and Wagner had been involved in a domestic type relationship in months prior to the incident.

Detectives attempted to interview Wagner, but Wagner fled the area before deputies could locate her.

Detectives continued to investigate the incident and were able to obtain warrants charging Wagner with one open count of murder in the death of Pannoni.      

On April 13, deputies received information that Wagner was in Dothan, Alabama, at a local shopping center.  

Deputies contacted Dothan Police and requested their assistance in attempting to locate Wagner.

Dothan Police arrived at the location and observed Wagner driving through the parking lot.  

Officers attempted to stop Wagner, but a short car chase ensued with Wagner wrecking her vehicle and she was apprehended.

Wagner was transported to a local medical center with non-life-threatening injuries.  

Wagner is facing charges in Alabama related to the car chase in addition to being extradited to Onslow County upon her release.  

A schedule for Wagner’s extradition is pending. 

Detectives have established a motive for the crime but this and other details of the investigation will not be released pending the ongoing investigation and the upcoming court proceedings.

In addition to the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office, the Onslow County District Attorney’s Office, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and Dothan Police Department assisted with the investigation.

Deputies are still asking anyone with knowledge of Pannoni’s association with Wagner to contact the Sheriff’s Office Detective Division. 
 

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Saundra E. Wagner was arrested Saturday in Dothan, Alabama after she leads officers on a long high-speed chase, according to CBS affiliate WTVY.

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office says Wagner was wanted for the murder of James Pannoni, investigators found his body on his property on April 8.

A high-speed chase in Dothan came to an end Saturday just before 1:00 PM when the vehicle crashed on the side of the roadway.

According to emergency pages from the 911 communication center, the driver was unconscious after the crash.

Extensive medical care was provided to the woman who endangered many lives in the Dothan area just minutes prior.

“Dothan Police were in pursuit of a suspect wanted in a homicide in North Carolina,” DPD Lieutenant Rachel David said. “When we made contact the suspect was driving a stolen vehicle. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver fled.”

The stolen vehicle in the chase is a current model Toyota Corolla which did not appear to have a license plate on the rear of the vehicle, but instead possibly a dealership tag of some form.

WTVY reports, North Carolina authorities have been notified and plan to extradite her.

It’s not immediately known if Dothan Police will charge her for attempting to elude officers.

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The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is trying to locate a woman wanted for the murder of a man in Hubert.

Deputies said that Saundra E. Wagner, 47, of Maysville, is wanted for the murder of James Pannoni, who investigators found his body on his property on April 8.

Wagner is described as a white female with brown hair and hazel eyes, approximately 5′ 2 and weighs between 130 and 160lbs.

Deputies said that she has a tattoo of the name “Jason” on her right thigh and also has a heart-shaped tattoo on her right upper chest.

Wagner is believed to be traveling north in a dark gray colored Toyota Corolla with an N.C. registration plate RZE-5390, deputies said.

According to a press release, she is believed to be in the State of Ohio at this time, possibly near Hebron or Columbus.

The incident appears to be isolated, but Wagner should be considered armed and dangerous, deputies said.

If you have any information related to case 2019005158 contact the Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113 or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.

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The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in establishing a timeline of James Pannoni’s whereabouts and activity from March 31 through April 8.

Pannoni drove a dark tan 2000 Toyota Tundra 4-door truck with an N.C. registration 89S3DV.

If you saw Pannoni driving or any activity observed around his residence on 101 Chasity Way in Hubert contact law enforcement.

Deputies are also looking for any known associates of Pannoni, including friends and casual acquaintances.

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A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found dead during a welfare check in Hubert, deputies said.

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office was requested to conduct a welfare check on James Pannoni at a residence on 101 Chasity Way in Hubert on Sunday around 9:30 p.m.

The request came from the Truro Police Department in Massachusetts where Pannoni’s daughter, Kellianne, had reported her father missing.  

Deputies responded to the Chasity Way residence and found no one home and nothing appeared to be out of place.  

Later that evening, a deputy found James’ vehicle abandoned near 147 Hubert Boulevard with the driver’s side window rolled down and the keys in the ignition.

The vehicle, a tan 2000 Toyota Tundra, was parked in between two abandoned trailers near the Patriot Place Mobile Home Park. 

An investigation showed that James had not been seen in approximately a week and his daughter had not heard from him since his birthday in March.  

On Monday, detectives and crime scene investigators served a search warrant on James’ residence at 101 Chasity Way in Hubert.  

Deputies said that James was discovered deceased during the search of the home.  

James’ death is being investigated as a homicide, deputies said. 

The investigation is ongoing.

According to deputies, the incident appears to be isolated with no ongoing threat to the community. 
 

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