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One student accused of sharing nudity pictures of Swansboro HS teacher found “Not Guilty”



We first broke this story in April of 2017, after an undercover investigation by Onslow County School Board of Education into Swansboro High School Teacher David Laughinghouse, a foreign language teacher was conducted Laughinghouse was suspended with pay at the time of April 21, 2017. The suspension and the investigation came after alleged nude pictures of Mr. Laughinghouse were shared throughout Swansboro High School amongst other students. During the initial investigation, it was rumored that students from the high school “Cat-Fished” another person by claiming to be them, and they wasn’t, then began conversating with Mr. Laughing house on an app called “Grindr”.

David Laughinghouse

Laughinghouse, after conversing for a while with the account portrayed as a “19-year-old” man, according to court documents, then sent three nude photos of himself to the students behind the account, then shared it with a friend, who then sent the photos to five other students. Officials suspended Laughinghouse and removed his name plaque from his classroom door.

Now, nearly 10 months later, one of the students accused of setting up the “Grindr” account to protect her friend, has been found “NOT GUILTY” to the charges of misdemeanor disclosure of private images.

Brittney Renee Luckenbaugh, 16, of Elm Drive, charged with misdemeanor disclosure of private images was present with her mom today in Onslow County District Court as Judge William M. Cameron lll found her not guilty. Luckenbaugh was accused of trying to protect her friend by creating a Grindr account using a fictitious name and body description. Luckenbaugh found a profile she believed to be Laughinghouse and contacted a friend, who shared the photos with other friends.

Laughinghouse testified in court that he was looking for more than a hookup on the Grindr site. He testified that he was suspended for one day with pay and now he is back at Swansboro High School as a French teacher.

Luckenbaugh’s attorney Matt Silva said the state failed to prove two elements beyond a reasonable doubt that Luckenbaugh acted with intent to humiliate or demean Laughinghouse and that Laughinghouse’s expectation of privacy was not reasonable after sending personal images of himself to a stranger online.

Judge Cameron later found Luckenbaugh’s not guilty after revisiting Silva’s two elements the state failed to prove.


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Man who killed Sheldon Prawl in 2013 will spend nearly 50 years in prison



“Sheldon tried to kill my sister,” Carleton Davis said to Prawl’s mother Beverly Daley as she read her impact statement to the court. 

“I have not only lost one child but two children, and if it was up to me, Davis and Cheri would receive the death penalty,” Daley said.

It took two weeks of trial and nearly 6 hours total of deliberation for a jury to convict 38-year-old Carleton Davis in the death of Sheldon Prawl. 

Today, Carleton Davis, 38, was found guilty of second-degree murder and felony concealment of death. Judge Imelda Pate told Davis that he would spend nearly 50 years in prison. He was sentenced to serve a total of 38-to-48 years in prison. Davis killed Sheldon Prawl in 2013 and put his remains in two-cement filled foot lockers outside a house in Detroit, Michigan. Police later found Prawl’s body after a neighbor reported a bad odor coming from the backyard. 

Davis sister Cheri Davis, has also been charged in the case. She was the girlfriend of Prawl. She has been charged with felony destruction of bodily remains to conceal a death, felony conspiracy, felony accessory after the fact, and felony common law obstruction of justice and she is out of jail on bond. 

Here’s what Carleton Davis had to say to the court before his sentencing BELOW:

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Man accused of killing Sheldon Prawl in 2013 won’t testify, evidence is circumstantial



A man accused of killing Sheldon Prawl in 2013 will not testify in his murder trial.

Carleton Davis, 38, of Georgia, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 23-year-old Sheldon Prawl.

In court, Assistant District Attorney Mike Maultsby said that Prawl was last seen on Halloween in 2013 and, shortly thereafter, 35-year-old Cheri Lee Davis, Carleton Davis‘ sister, reported him missing. Prawl’s body was found in Detroit, Michigan dismembered in two separate containers filled with cement on May 30, 2014.

In the States closing argument Wednesday afternoon, they spoke about the relationship between Davis and Richard Jackson, who lived next door to the home Prawl’s body was found. Jackson and Davis were pulled over in Brunswick County in 2014 on unrelated drug and gun charges.

“The case is a circumstantial evidence case. The circumstances, in this case, proves without a reasonable doubt that the defendant killed Sheldon Pawl,” Maultsby told the jury. 

Maultsby talked about how Prawl and his mother Beverly Daley spoke every other day and on October 31, 2013, she received a text message from Prawl’s phone saying “Travel, talk to you soon.” Davis said in her testimony that she gave it a few days before she contacted Cherri Davis, Prawl’s girlfriend on November 2, begging her to make a report to the police about her son missing. 

In the state’s closing argument, Maultsby told the jury that “Carleton Davis had a motive to end the life of Sheldon Prawl because he did not like what he did to his sister.” It took the state 58 minutes to argue their closing to the jury and the defense will argue their closing at 1:30 PM Wednesday afternoon. 

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District Attorney Earnie Lee receives case about officer who used ‘excessive force’ against Anthony Wall in Warsaw



“No Justice, No Peace” is what Onslow County District Attorney Earnie Lee will hear if he does not indict the officer who ‘excessively with force’ arrested Anthony Wall in Warsaw, North Carolina on May 4, 2018.

Anthony Wall, 22, of Fayetteville was at Waffle House after taking his 16-year-old sister to prom in Warsaw, North Carolina when he was choked and slammed by Officer Frank Moss. It’s unknown why Officer Moss used such aggressive force against the 22-year-old, but I guess it’s better than the officer pulling out his gun and killing Wall.

Officer Moss has a history of abusing and terrorizing black families in Warsaw, North Carolina for years. If you look at how big Officer Moss is and look how small Anthony Wall is, there’s no way Moss couldn’t have subdued Wall without choking him. 

Officer Frank Moss

District Attorney Earnie Lee said on Tuesday that the investigation into whether Officer Moss used ‘excessive force’ or not is in his hands.

Lee said the report was received from N.C. State Bureau of Investigation regarding the controversial arrest of Anthony Wall. The evidence will be reviewed and a decision afterward.

District Attorney Earnie Lee

One of Wall’s attorney, Benjamin Crump said Wall’s arrest was a “gross violation of his civil and human rights.” Wall is also represented by Fayetteville lawyer Allen Rogers

(LEFT) Benjamin Crump, (Middle) Antony Wall (Right) Alex Rogers

The whole world will be watching District Attorney Earnie Lee’s office, and his decision could impact his career for the good or bad. 



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