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Joshua Block and his wife walking out of Onslow County Superior Court. [Gerald Jackson/News In Onslow]

The trial of the Texas native accused of killing 16-year old David Palacio, Joshua Aaron Block, who is charged with two felonies, involuntary manslaughter and passing a stopped school bus, will continue into its third day on Wednesday.

16-year-old, David Palacio

On the morning of March 27, 2017, David Palacio was crossing Dawson Cabin Road to board his school bus when Block, who was attempting to pass the bus, struck the teen.

On Tuesday, Assistant District Attorney, Jamie Askin made his opening statement, making sure to include that bus had its arms extended and stop sign out when Block who was traveling in the opposite direction at 56 MPH, struck Palacio.

The prosecution called their eyewitnesses to the stand throughout the day on Tuesday. The first witness to take the stand was 16-year old Cody Guidry, a former resident of Jacksonville who attended Dixon High School, was riding the bus on the day of the incident. He told the court that he was seated at the front of the bus when he heard a “thump.” At this point, Guidry said that he went to the other side of the bus and seen David lying in the road.

The second witness for the prosecution said that he was behind the school bus, which was a complete stop. Two cars were approaching from the opposite direction, the witness said he then checked his phone, turned his head and then heard a loud boom. According to the witness, people in the neighborhood were running out of their homes yelling “OMG.” He also said that Block did not slow down.

David was in his driveway when the bus came to a complete stop, this, again, was according to the proesectutions second witness. He started approaching the bus but the witness was not sure if the bus driver signaled to David that it was safe to cross.

Later, his testimony started to become inconsistent with the written statements he gave to law enforcement. He could not remember what statement he gave first telling Block’s Defense Attorney, Ed Bailey, that he wrote the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office statement first before writing the statement for N.C. Highway Patrol.

A paramedic who responded to the call on March 27, 2017, Alex Tremaine, testified for the prosecution and said that the call came in roughly after 6:30 a.m. His shift started around 6:20 a.m. When he arrived on the scene, he stated that he saw a man holding Palacio in the roadway and begging them for help. That man was Joshua Block. The Onslow County Paramedic continued, detailing the injuries that Palacio sustained, and one in particular, “open fractures”, was questioned by the prosecution. Tremain explained that you could see where Palacio’s bones had been broken.

The bus driver of bus 104 is expected to testify Today, December 13.

 

 

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    January 5, 2018 at 5:23 am

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The “KILLER” Cave Gentleman’s club ordered to SHUT-DOWN

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I said I wasn’t gonna tell anybody but I just couldn’t keep it to myself!!!

Drug DEALERS AND KILLERS STRIKE YET AGAIN!!!!

One man’s family is receiving some justice tonight after he was gunned down and killed at a local violent club in Jacksonville, The Cave Gentleman’s Club. It happened on December 22, 2017, when 39-year-old Tyrone Lamont Baileywas killed outside of the Cave club. Police say 32-year-old,Jyree Dominic Noel is responsible for Bailey’s death. Jacksonville Police say at approximately 1:57 AM early Friday morning, Dec. 22, the Jacksonville Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at the Cave located at 531 Richlands Highway. When police officers arrived, Bailey was found suffering from a gunshot wound.

News In Onslow learned earlier today, that the Cave Gentleman’s club has been ordered to shut-down by the city of Jacksonville. Insiders say that the Cave has become a danger and a threat to nearby businesses. We’ve learned that the club has been given until January 19, 2018, to close its doors for good. A couple of weeks ago, the “killer” club liquor licenses were suspended by the North Carolina ABC Commission. The suspension came after statements from witnesses and Jacksonville Police investigation following a deadly shooting at the club on December 22, 2017. Police records show the club has a violent history since spring of 2016,

The struggling owner Amy Sylvain immediately went to social media after the suspension to apologize to Bailey’s family.

The former Cave Gentleman’s Club owner, Amy Sylvain

Insiders say the altercation between Bailey and Noel allegedly started inside the club. A local DJ who was reportedly fired from 101.9 Kiss FM, Eric Blackwell also vented on social media about the shooting saying the club had no responsibility for the shooting and business there must continue.

Now, that same DJ, “DJ Blaq” is being accused of the violent club’s history since Spring of 2016, according to one employee.

Erick Blackwell known as “DJ Blaq”

Sylvain confirmed the club’s closing on social media Thursday night. “This Saturday 1/13/18 I invite everyone to come out to our farewell party,” she said in a Facebook post.

Sylvain also posted in a comment referencing the city of Jacksonville and the A.L.E. as “they,” saying she is a danger for the triangle business.

The power couple, Amy Sylvain and Eric Blackwell will no longer be business partners at the Cave. “DJ Blaq” has already announced his new venue but it is unknown if he will be dragging Sylvain with him after his career ended hers.

Amy, why did you let these people do this to your club? So smart but so stupid! Your money, mind, and emotions are in our prayers.

DJ Blaq, why did you take this woman club down? How do you have more security to protect you but not the customers? Sad!

We will keep you updated on this developing shut-down!

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Cave Gentleman’s club “skripper” arrested and charged in homicide investigation

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Everything is going down including SKRIPPERS at the Cave Gentleman’s club!

A Cave Gentleman’s club “skripper” has been charged with intimidating witnesses in a deadly December shooting.

The transexual Naomi Ruth Jasper, 22, of Onslow Drive in Jacksonville was arrested by Jacksonville Police Department on Jan. 9 and charged with common law obstruction of justice and resisting a public officer.

Police say Jasper intimidated witnesses and potential witnesses before police arrived on the scene of a homicide December 22, 2017. After police arrived, Jasper allegedly provided false and misleading information to investigating officers during their investigation.

The night of December 22, 2017, is when Tyrone Lamont Bailey was killed and that’s when police say Jasper allegedly committed the crime.

Jyree Dominic Noel, 32, is the man that is charged with killing Bailey. He was arrested on December 22, 2017, and charged with an open count of murder; first-degree kidnapping; felony malicious conduct by prisoner; resisting a public officer; assault on a government official or employee; altering, stealing or destroying criminal evidence; felony possession of marijuana; and two counts of felony trafficking cocaine.

Jasper’s first court appearance was scheduled for today. She appeared before District Court Judge James Moore where she was then assigned Steven Laird as her court-appointed attorney. Jasper’s next court date is scheduled for Jan 31.

Jasper bonded out of the Onslow County Jail hours after her arrest Tuesday on a $10,000 bond. The relationship Jasper have with Noel is unknown.

Jacksonville Police said they are unable to release additional information regarding this ongoing and open investigations. Detectives are actively following up on any and all leads in the case.

Here are Jasper’s arrest warrant:

Jasper is an employee at the Cave Gentleman’s club but the status of her employment is unknown at this time.

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BREAKING NEWS: Partially decomposed body identified as missing woman since Dec.4

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News In Onslow reported to you first this story on January 9, 2017 after the family of missing 22-year-old Shelby Brianne Brown told us that they believed the partially decomposed body found by teenagers was hers.

On December 31, 2017, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a body being discovered in the Thomas Humphrey Road area of Jacksonville. The deceased was that of a white female, according to a press release. An autopsy was conducted by the State Medical Examiner in Greenville, North Carolina on Monday, January 8, 2018. A cause of death has been determined but is not being released to the public pending the active criminal investigation.

Based on information obtained through the investigation and results of the autopsy, the deceased has been identified as Shelby Brianne Brown, 22 years old. Brown was reported missing on January 3, 2018 by her mother. The report was that Shelby Brown was last seen on December 3, 2017 in Sneads Ferry, N.C. and was possibly in the Jacksonville area on the night of December 4, 2017.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

This case is being investigated as a homicide. The Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone that may have any information on Shelby Brown’s activities and associates to report them. Information can be reported to the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Detective Curlee at michael_curlee@onslowcountync.gov, Detective Lieutenant Scott at mark_scott@onslowcountync.gov or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2018-000165 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.

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