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Onslow Co. Mother and Father of deceased 4-month-old baby FINALLY in jail, Family responds



A fight for charges in the death of a 4-month-old baby finally came to an end Thursday evening.

The mother and the father of a 4-month-old baby, Maverick Lassard are finally in jail since his death in August of 2017.

4-month-old Maverick Lassard

Maverick’s father, Tyler Lassard was the first parent charged in the infant’s death by Onslow County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 21. with misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and misdemeanor child abuse. Tyler is currently in pre-trial confinement on a $3,000 bond for child abuse charges and a $10,000 bond for drug charges.

Lassard was initially arrested and booked into the Onslow County Jail under felony possession of heroin, felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute heroin and misdemeanor maintaining of a vehicle or dwelling place for controlled substance charges. Three months later on Nov. 21, he was charged in the death of his son.

Tyler Lassard

Early on in Maverick’s death investigation, it was unclear if Tyler had anything to do with his infant child’s death, but Sheriff Hans Miller called in the Special Victims Unit to investigate. The autopsy report of the four-month-old infant showed no signs of physical trauma that would have caused the death.

On August 7, 2017, Maverick was found face down in his crib with a blanket over his head at 1:15 p.m. Police say they received a call at 2:03 p.m., and he was officially reported deceased at 2:11 p.m., according to the autopsy report.

In the report, it read that Maverick’s father Tyler Lassard allegedly had often gotten angry with Maverick and “thump him on the face or head.”

Police warrants say Tyler allegedly struck the child in the head, leaving bruises on the forehead. He is also accused of leaving the infant by himself for an extensive period of time. The autopsy concluded the cause of Maverick’s death is “undetermined.”

Inmates of Onslow County Jail who were released told News In Onslow, that a couple of months ago, Tyler later tried to commit suicide days after he was arrested on drug charges. An autopsy report confirmed the inmate’s story and stated that Tyler jumped off the second deck of the jail and sprained his ankle.

The mother of Maverick, Santana Jo Mosher will join Tyler behind bars after she allegedly been on the run since Maverick’s death. Officials say Mosher was arrested Thursday at the bus station on Onslow Drive, by Jacksonville Police Department. She was charged with misdemeanor child abuse by neglect and delinquency of a minor. Warrants say Mosher is accused of neglecting Maverick Lassard since the day he was born on March 28, 2017, until his death on August 7, 2017.

Santana Jo Mosher

Mosher evaded to New York to escape the known charges in the death of her child but officials said when they learned she was returning to Jacksonville, they notified Jacksonville Police Department to execute the warrant.

Mosher remains in pre-trial confinement in the Onslow County Jail under a $3,500 bond. Her scheduled court date is March 1, according to warrants. Tyler Lassard next court date is also scheduled on March 1 on the child abuse charges.

Lisa Collela, who started the “Justice For Maverick” Facebook page and the rest of baby Maverick’s family released a statement to News In Onslow Friday morning:

“We are thankful for Maj. Chris Thomas who continues to work hard towards justice on behalf of Maverick. Our family is confident that Santana is/was involved in his death. We are disheartened that Santana’s bail is so low in comparison to those facing drug charges, but we will work on that another day. For now, we are thankful for this accomplishment.”

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American Red Cross was a no-show to feed Onslow County citizens



Hundreds of citizens in Onslow County, North Carolina was waiting to be fed by the American Red Cross at 5:00 P.M. Tuesday evening, but they didn’t show up.

Onslow County Government posted on their Facebook page Tuesday the locations the American Red Cross would be feeding at and at least two of those locations was a no-show.

Locations Below:

Swansboro Library

Richlands Library (No Show)

Sneads Ferry Library

1380 Piney Green Rd. (Parking lot/shopping center)

New River Shopping Center (by Planet Fitness) (No Show)

The public was notified that the organization would be feeding at 4 PM but that time was later changed to 5 PM.

Local residents who showed up at Richlands Library and New River Shopping Center locations told News In Onslow that the organization was nowhere to be found.

Look at some of the comments posted on the Onslow County Government Facebook page about this BELOW:

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Onslow County Sheriff In Deep Water…AGAIN



The Sheriff of Onslow County Hans Miller is in deep water again, and this time it doesn’t involve covering up rape allegations.

Sheriff Miller who has a history of thinking he can do what he wants to do just because he’s the sheriff didn’t work this time when he tried to drive through flooded waters.

Sources tell News In Onslow that on Saturday, September 15, sheriff Miller was on Piney Green in Jacksonville when he attempted “suicide.” Luckily, the sheriff survived as we know many have died driving their cars through flooded areas.

Sheriff Miller in flooded waters in Jacksonville, North Carolina

The example sheriff Miller is setting is that you don’t have to be careful and the resources used to rescue this reckless and negligent sheriff could have been used to rescue citizens that he is supposed to be protecting.

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President Trump rumored to visit New Bern, NC Wednesday



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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