2012 Carteret Co. homicide case to be featured on show “Murder Calls”


The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office will be featured on an upcoming episode of the Investigation Discovery series “Murder Calls.”

The episode titled “Hearts of Darkness” will recount the events and investigation that led to the arrest and conviction of Jhaden Davis and guilty pleas from Joseph Pirrotta and Brandon Smallwood for the murders of Albert Correll and his father Duane Correll on June 2, 2012 on Taylor Farm Road outside of Beaufort.

After a two-week trial prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney David Spence, Davis was found guilty of first-degree murder on July 31, 2017.

Pirrotta and Smallwood both pleaded guilty in exchange for their testimony against Davis.

The episode includes interviews from Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck, District Attorney Scott Thomas, Assistant District Attorney David Spence, Chief Detective Major Jason Wank, Detective Lieutenant Michael Panzarella and Deputy William K. Moore.

Wank was the lead investigator on the Correll homicides in 2012.

Jupiter Entertainment, an unscripted television production company in the United States, sent a team of producers and writers to Carteret County in October of 2017 to begin production for this episode.

“Murder Calls” featuring the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office will air on Thursday, May 17 at 9 p.m. EST on the Investigation Discovery channel.

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