A Jacksonville man is being extradited back to Onslow County after he fled North Carolina for murdering his own 9-month-old child.
TraQuan Romel Curtis, 21, of Village Circle in Jacksonville is being charged with an open count of murder in connection with the death of his 9-month-old baby, Izidora Roshanda Curtis.
While the date of Izidora injuries is unknown, she died on September 22, 2017 because of a “head and neck trauma.”
On September 22, Jacksonville Police Department Special Victims Unit began investigating the death of little Izidora. District Attorney Earnie Lee spoke with law enforcement last week and approved the murder charge against Curtis as well as approving his extradition back to Onslow County.
The U.s Marshals Fugitive Task Force was requested on Thursday and on Friday, bringing Curtis into custody, according to a press release by the Jacksonville Police Department.
Curtis Facebook page lists him as from and living in Danburry, Connecticut. Curtis was believed to be in Connecticut and Connecticut Violent Fugitive Task Force say they received information about Curtis staying with a relative in Waterbury, Connecticut, which is where he was found by police.
Curtis was being held in the custody of Connecticut Department of Corrections as a fugitive of justice, but as of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, he was showing “out of custody” status. Officials in Connecticut confirmed to News In Onslow that Curtis is being extradited back to Jacksonville, North Carolina.
According to Lt. Norman Davis, JPD Investigations Supervisors, the investigation is ongoing.
Baby wipes is the reason for Jacksonville sewage spill
Officials in Jacksonville have confirmed that baby wipes being flushed down commodes is the reason that thousands of gallons of untreated sewage spilled into a Jacksonville creek.
Officials say the spill happened Monday around 10 p.m. near Indian Drive and Brookdale Plaza and nearly 4,000 gallons of sewage spilled into a tributary of Mill Creek.
Undissolved baby wipes and other similar products were pulled from the sewer lines and is the reason the line was blocked, which caused the sewage to back up and spill out of a manhole.
Jacksonville say the items below should not be flushed:
• Any non-organic material
• Baby wipes, disinfectant wipes, and moist wipes
• Cans, bottles, bricks, glass, and wood
• Clothing, wash cloths, towels, and rags (any cloth item)
• Dental floss, toothpaste, and vitamins
• Diapers and adult protective underwear (cloth, disposable, or “flushable”)
• Egg shells, nutshells, and coffee grounds
• Facial tissues, napkins, and paper towels
• Fats, oils, and greases
• Food items containing seeds and peelings
• Medicines or syringes
• Plastic of any kind
• Sanitary napkins, tampons, tampon applicators, and condoms
• Toilet bowl scrub pads
Explosion in Austin, $100,000 reward for suspect(s)
Two men have suffered serious injuries Sunday night after an explosion was reported in Southwestern Austin, Texas, according to emergency workers.
Officials have not confirmed whether the explosion was a result of a packaged bomb but three heard blast over the past month in Austin have killed two people and critically wounded at least two women.
Tonight’s explosion occurred on Dawn Song Drive, according to Austin-Travis County EMS Twitter account. “At this incident and are prepping those patients for transport.”
Two men who are believed to be in their 20’s were injured, according to investigators adding that the injuries were not expected to be life-threatening.
Austin police said the reward for information leading to an arrest in the deadly explosions has risen by $50,000 to a new total of $100,000. More than 500 officers, including federal agents, have conducted 236 interviews following up 435 leads.
BUSTED!!! It’s A Low Down Dirty Shame, Keep It Southern Construction owner accused of scam
A dirty, low-down construction company owner is being investigated by law enforcement after he was accused of scamming over 100 people over a number of years.
YES, YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY. DIRTY AND LOW-DOWN!
Dennis Ray Rose, 39, currently of Marshallberg, NC, this according to new “business” paperwork, has allegedly had many fake unlicensed businesses, but two of them allowed for an extremely lavish life, until NOW!
Many customers of “Always A Rose Construction”, previously based out of Onslow County, which has been renamed “Keep It Southern Construction”, and is now based in Marshallberg, NC, told News In Onslow that they would pay Rose for work that he never completed. He would make excuses as to why he was unable to complete the job and when asked for a refund, he would threaten the customer with legal action claiming that the customer was in breach of contract because they failed to allow him to “perform his services” in a time frame he deemed acceptable.
After investigating this scam, News In Onslow learned that Rose would go to the “Camp Lejeune Online yard Sales!” Facebook group and advertise his business suggesting that his company offered “the lowest prices around”. This was part of his scam that was used to lure customers in and convince them that the work they needed was not as expensive as they thought. He would also advertise jobs with his company claiming that he was in need of workers that were “dependable and have knowledge of all construction.”
Once Rose found his next unsuspecting victim, he would allegedly meet with them and show them “fake papers that he was licensed” knowing full well that he was not. Customers were required to pay a 50% deposit up front for the total cost of the job, Rose would start the work but it was never finished.
According to the Better Business Bureau, Rose currently have 4 complaints filed against him, in which one complaint states: “I have a contract with this business to paint and do repairs on my house. They did bad work, never finished the job and they were paid $1,650 I have a contract with this company to paint and do repairs on my house, they did bad work and never did all repairs. I have tried several times to get them to finish their work. I keep being told they will come out and they never show up. A guy they sent to work on my house was smoking weed in my backyard. I paid them $1650 in cash and they have not been back to finish. I will have to hire another contractor to redo everything they have done. I want my $1,650 returned.”
Another complainant, according to the Better Business Bureau said that Rose company “took payment for work never completed. Took 1400 to disassemble move be reassemble a pool and install electrical line to pool equipment. Dissembles and moved pool. Has never come back. Disconnected his phone service. Won’t respond to my communication.”
You can read the other complaints at https://www.bbb.org/raleigh-durham/business-reviews/home-improvement/always-a-rose-construction-in-morehead-city-nc-90291474
News In Onslow reached out to both Rose and his girlfriend, Tammy, for a statement and they adamantly denied the allegations.
Local authorities have confirmed with News In Onslow that Rose has had numerous complaints made against him and that the case is currently in the hands of the District Attorney’s Office.