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BREAKING NEWS: Earl Kimrey’s 9-1-1 call released in the case of 3-year-old Mariah Woods

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LISTEN TO THE CALL BELOW:

The 9-1-1 call of Earl Kimrey, the live-in boyfriend to Kristy Kay Hunter, Mariah Wood’s mother has been released. Police blocked the 911 call from being released after they claimed it would “gravely interfere with the proper administration of justice.” On December 4, 2017, an Onslow County Judge ordered the call to be sealed and on Friday, February 23, 2018, the call was unsealed.

In the heavily breathing call from Earl Kimrey, he describes to the operator about Mariah Wood’s missing. In the call, he tells the dispatcher that Mariah is nowhere near the home or outside.

In a sealed affidavit, Detective Michael Gibbs listed reasons for requiring a search warrant for the property where Mariah Wood’s lived. He said that Earl Kimrey called 911 on November 27, 2017, and said Mariah was last seen between 8 PM and 8:30 PM on November 26, 2017, wearing pink pajamas. He stated that Kimrey said in the 911 call that those pajamas were on the floor of Mariah’s bedroom while she was nowhere to be found.

According to the affidavit, witnesses told Law Enforcement that they saw Kimrey putting an object “bigger than a bookbag” into his van around 11:30 PM that same night before leaving in the van.

Detectives were able to get a search warrant for the van and seized two dressers, zip ties, sections of carpet, and swabs from the two front seats. Law enforcement officers were also granted permission to search Mariah’s home. Bedding items, child’s clothing, a section of wall, leg braces, and bleach bottles were seized along with sex toys and items from a trash can.

Stay with newsinonslow.com for all the developing information.

 

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President Trump rumored to visit New Bern, NC Wednesday

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The 45th President of The United States of America Donald Trump is scheduled to make an appearance in Eastern Carolina Wednesday.

According to the New York Post, President Trump will be surveying the destructive damage left by Hurricane Florence.

The exact locations Trump will visit were not immediately available but White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Trump’s North Carolina visit.

President Trump issued a disaster declaration Sunday for several counties in North Carolina.

The order issued is for residents in the affected area to apply for federal funding.

Locals in New Bern tells News In Onslow that Trump is expected to be in Downtown New Bern and that his car landed in Cherry Point, North Carolina Monday evening.

 

 

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One dead in Bear Creek Road wreck

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One person is dead tonight in a Bear Creek Road wreck.

The name of the person killed has not been released. Officials say alcohol use, speed and water on the road was all factors.

The driver died at the scene.

This story is DEVELOPING and we will release more information as it becomes available.

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Public’s Safety suffering at the hands of Onslow County Government, lifts mandatory evacuation

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Onslow County, North Carolina Government is causing a lot of confusion on the public’s safety to return home after many fled the area from Hurricane Florence wrath. 

Top officials in North Carolina including Governor Roy Cooper have told those who fled the state to stay where they are because it is not safe to return, but Onslow County Manager David Cotton said otherwise.

David Cotton said in an EOC(Emergency Operations Center) update Monday morning that evacuees from Onslow County will be able to return Tuesday, September 12, at 8:00 A.M.

Robin Knapp, an Onslow County Commissioner does not agree with Cotton’s decision and is urging evacuees to not return to Onslow County because it is not safe.

“We are not completely done with flooding and if it continues to rain, we will see an INCREASE in flooding. So, PLEASE DO NOT MAKE AN ATTEMPT,” he said in a Facebook post. (He deleted the below post).

Robin Knapp deeming it is not safe to return to Jacksonville before he deleted the post.

While the roads in and around Onslow County are still flooded and dangerous, many will lose resources and reimbursement due to the decision to lift the mandatory evacuation.

Routes back into Onslow County has not yet been decided.

Some in the area are worried that they will lose their eligibility for disaster relief funding through certain avenues, and employers will demand employees to show for work, and Fema has already begun denying applicants in Onslow County to receive help.

If you plan on traveling back soon; be mindful that rivers around Eastern North Carolina will crest which may result in the available passable routes today to become impassable in the next few days. You are also asked to bring back supplies that will last for 7 days.

Onslow County remains under a flash flood warning until 12:30 P.M. Tuesday.

Us here at News In Onslow responded to the confusion below:

 

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