Another suspect arrested, 7 wanted as part of narcotics operation in Kinston

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KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) Another suspect has been arrested and police are still looking for seven people as part of a narcotics operations in Kinston.

On Thursday the Kinston Police Department apprehended Michael Skinner for sell/deliver marijuana and conspiracy to sell/deliver marijuana and selling a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school zone, childcare center or public park.

It was the 14th arrest from the operation following the initial arrests on Wednesday.

The following individuals are still wanted by police:

  • Alex Dixon: Three counts of sell and deliver cocaine
  • Demecho Simpler Jr.: Sell and deliver marijuana
  • Tebaris Smith: Sell and deliver marijuana
  • Keith Harris: Two counts of sell and deliver cocaine
  • Sadarian Anderson: Sell and deliver marijuana
  • Rashad Perry: Sell and deliver cocaine
  • Casey Smith: Sell/deliver cocaine

If you have any information contact Tips Line at 252-939-4020 or Lenoir County Crime Stoppers at 252-523-4444.

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KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) 13 people have been arrested after officials conducted a narcotics operation in Kinston.

On Wednesday, the Kinston Police Department with the assistance of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, the United States Marshall Service Violent Fugitive Task Force, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement partners, conducted an operation to bring into custody people who have been involved in the illegal sale and distribution of narcotics.

During these operations, officials said they seized 75 grams of cocaine and two pounds of marijuana and arrested 13 individuals.

It is an ongoing investigation and additional arrests are expected.

The following individuals have been arrested and charged with:

  • Abriel Donta Dove, 38, of Kinston, was charged with three counts of sell/deliver crack cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for the use of selling a controlled substance and selling a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school zone, childcare center or public park.
  • Emanuel Sutton, 31, of Kinston, was charged with three counts for sell/deliver crack cocaine.
  • Tajari Hines, 18, of Kinston, was charged with one count of sell/deliver marijuana.
  • Dominique Rouse, 29, of Kinston, was charged with three counts of sell/deliver crack cocaine and marijuana.
  • Melvin Moye, 40, of Kinston, was charged with three counts of sell/deliver crack cocaine and selling a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school zone, childcare center or public park.
  • Wilson Murphy, 44, of Kinston, was charged with three counts of sell/deliver crack cocaine and selling a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school zone, childcare center or public park.
  • Joshua Smith, 36, of Snow Hill, was charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine.
  • Ryan Aytch, 23, of Kinston, was charged with sell/deliver cocaine.
  • Thomas Scott, 36, of Goldsboro, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of heroin.
  • Kristen Styron, 30, of Kinston, was charged with conspiracy to traffic heroin.
  • Terrance Clovis, 59, of Kinston, was charged with conspiracy to sell cocaine.
  • Sherman Soloman, 48, of Kinston, was charged with three counts of sell/deliver crack cocaine.
  • Simon Johnson, 35, of Kinston was charged with three counts of sell/deliver crack cocaine.

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