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BREAKING NEWS: Kimrey charged for the murder of 3-year-old Mariah Woods



A man who was initially charged for disposing 3-Year-old Mariah Woods body has now been charged with her murder.

Earl Kimrey, 32, was the live-in boyfriend of Mariah Woods mother Kristy Kay Hunter/Woods. Kimrey was charged in her disappearance earlier in the investigation. Those charges are concealing of death, obstruction of justice, second degree burglary, felony larceny and possession of stolen property. That same man is now being charged with Mariah’s murder.

Earl Kimrey’s Attorney Walter Paramore was spotted walking out of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office this morning after the announcement of the new charges Kimrey faces.

A press release on the arrest reads as follows:

Over the past eight weeks members of the Sheriff’s Office, Onslow County District Attorney and other assisting agencies have been working hard to complete the investigation in the death of Mariah Woods. As all remember Mariah, a 3-year-old little girl was reported missing from her home on the morning of November 27, 2017. Mariah was reported missing by her biological mother’s boyfriend, Adolphus Earl Kimrey II, 32 years old.

Over the past eight weeks members of the Sheriff’s Office, Onslow County District Attorney and other assisting agencies have been working hard to complete the investigation in the death of Mariah Woods. As all remember Mariah, a 3-year-old little girl was reported missing from her home on the morning of November 27, 2017. Mariah was reported missing by her biological mother’s boyfriend, Adolphus Earl Kimrey II, 32 years old.

It was reported that Mariah and her brothers were all put to bed by their mother, Kristy Woods on the prior evening and everything was fine. The following morning when the mother awoke, Mariah was missing. Kimrey provided a story that indicated that after the mother was asleep, Mariah had gotten up but was sent back to bed. Kimrey further explained that he left the residence for a short period of time and left the door unlocked.

Once the report was received by the Sheriff’s Office at approximately 6:30 a.m., an intensive search was initiated. This search included numerous local, state and federal agencies. Members of the military and numerous citizen volunteers searched many miles of residential, woodland and farm land in an effort to find Mariah. Hundreds of tips and leads were followed by investigators with little results. The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office has collected over two hundred and fifty items of physical evidence during this investigation. Many of these items have been submitted for additional forensic examination to the FBI Forensics Lab in Quantico, Virginia.

Leads developed during the investigation led detectives to the Holly Shelter Creek bridge in Pender County where a dive team recovered Mariah’s body on December 2, 2017.

Kimrey was initially charged on December 2, 2017 with Obstruction of Justice, Conceal an Unattended Death, Possession of Stolen Goods, Second Degree Burglary and Larceny After Breaking and Entering. Kimrey has been in custody since that date in the Onslow County Detention Center under a secured $1,010,000.00 appearance bond. Additional charges have been pending the completion of the autopsy and other forensic lab analysis.

An autopsy was conducted on December 4, 2017 by East Carolina University in Greenville and a preliminary cause of death was provided; however, additional chemical and toxicology testing was required. On January 22, 2018 those additional test results were received by the medical examiner. On January 23, 2018, members of the Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division and the District Attorney’s Office were in consultation with the Medical Examiner’s Office to review these findings. The cause of death was determined to be chloroform toxicity.

On January 24, 2018 charges of 1st Degree Murder and Felony Child Abuse Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury/Death were filed against Adolphus Earl Kimrey II. Kimrey was placed under a no bond and held for a first appearance. This first appearance is set for January 24, 2018 at 2 p.m. in Onslow County District Court.

The mother of Mariah, Kristy Woods, has been cooperative with the investigation and continues to cooperate with the detectives as the investigation continues. These additional charges do not mean the investigation is concluded but will continue until all leads and information is thoroughly evaluated.

“The death of a child is always a sobering reminder of how fragile life is. When the community is so deeply affected by such a horrific crime it is sometimes difficult to not allow our emotions to influence the decisions that we make. However, the best way to honor Mariah is to ensure a fair and thorough investigation, which will lead to a successful prosecution. We must remember that through these moments, together, as a community we can ensure that justice will be delivered for Mariah. We sincerely thank the community for their patience and support through this entire investigation” Sheriff Hans Miller states.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Detective Lieutenant Linwood Foy at, or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2017-021447 when calling.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.


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.


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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.


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

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.


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BUSTED! Local Veteran Thrift Store of America doors close following owner’s exposure of multiple SCANDALS



A man that many thought they could trust is now going down BIG TIME!

The owner of both the Veteran Thrift Store of America, located at 709 New Bridge Street in Downtown Jacksonville and the Pink Ribbon Caffe, located at 411 N Main Street, in Downtown Tarboro, Myron McCutcheon, is under fire for fraud, embezzlement, drug allegations, unpaid employees, rejected 501(c) 3 and possible tax evasion.

McCutcheon told many in the Onslow and Edgecombe communities that he had been medically discharged from the United States Marine Corps, but citizens later found out that he is dishonest and he was actually dishonorably discharged as a (Private) following drug charges.

After his dishonorable discharge, McCutcheon purported to be a Veteran of varying ranks, which ranged from Private to Gunnery Sergeant. It appeared that his rank was actually “Stolen Valor”, and according to “The Stolen Valor Act” of 2013, “it is a federal crime to fraudulently claim to be a recipient of certain military decorations or medals in order to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefits”.  While it appeared to be beneficial to the community, nothing was free.

McCutcheon’s aid to the community came at the cost of inflated Facebook reviews to boost his reputation. According to the former CEO of the Veteran Thrift Store of America, this was the only circumstance in which McCutcheon would assist community members. He claimed that he wanted to create a way to give back to the veterans who served and even those that continued to serve as first responders.

The thrift store opened in March of 2017 and sources say that McCutcheon used the title of “Veteran” to obtain donations and scam people to help support his illegitimate charity. News In Onslow spoke to the landlord of 709 New Bridge Street on Friday afternoon who confirmed that McCutcheon will be served with an eviction notice in the coming weeks but what will happen to the donations remains unknown.

In April of 2017, McCutcheon registered “American Heroes of Valor Corporation” as a 501 (C) 3 with the State of North Carolina and was approved but the IRS rejected his application. During that time, he attempted to attach “Veteran Thrift Store of America” to the “American Heroes of Valor Corporation” and began accepting donations for veterans knowing that it was illegal.

After “Veteran Thrift Store of America” closed, McCutcheon took his scam to Tarboro where he launched the “Pink Ribbon Caffe”, for which he says he came up with the idea of opening because he wanted to help cancer victims who were struggling with to pay their bills. Sources tell News In Onslow, that all proceeds are not going to anyone other than McCutcheon to fund his, alleged, drug and alcohol use.

In a recently published article by the Tar River Times, they mention that the employees of the Pink Ribbon Cafe“started catching onto McCutcheon’s antics, and the multiple lies that began to surface that McCutcheon had been caught in.” Supporters of McCutcheon were astonished when they found out that he lied about the Pink Ribbon Cafe being registered as a non-profit 501(C) 3.

Sometime later, after the Pink Ribbon Cafe official launch February 23, 2017, Tarboro Police discovered that McCutcheon had a three-year-old warrant for failure to appear on a driving while license revoked charge in Onslow County. He claims that it was his attorney’s fault for not doing his job which was to take care of the charges on his behalf. After further investigation, officials stated that he was not represented by an attorney in that case.

Days later, McCutcheon was arrested again by Tarboro Police after Detective Sgt. Brandon Richardson launched an investigation and concluded that McCutcheon refused to pay his employees. He has been charged with three counts of obtaining property by false pretenses.

Two of McCutcheon’s former employees resigned from his companies last week in light of these new allegations and charges.


To FOLLOW all the latest  on McCutcheon, here is the Veteran Thrift Store of America Facebook page:

McCutcheon is scheduled to appear in Edgecombe County Court on the three counts of obtaining property by false pretenses March 21, 2018.


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