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Onslow County deputy endorses Sheriff Miller after he allowed ex-stepdaughter to be raped

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An Onslow County Deputy has endorsed Sheriff Hans Miller after he allegedly allowed the deputy’s then step-daughter to be raped by another Onslow County Deputy, who is now deceased.

The nation today stands in the wake of hundreds of high profile rape and sex scandals, and victims are finally beginning to have a voice. The #MeToo Movement has helped to strengthen hundreds of victims, root out the offenders, and serve justice. Men of power continue to fall from grace on a near-daily basis, and complicit leaders at all levels of government and private institutions are resigning in droves when their complicity to rape and sex abuse is discovered.

In Onslow County, however, things remain a bit murky behind the times.

Less than two years after complaining to the court that the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office had failed to control predator and then-deputy William Clifton during an “internal investigation,” Deputy David Pickett now supports Hans Miller for Sheriff in an open facebook posting.

William Clifton

In February of 2016, Pickett, acting as Guardian Ad Litem for Caitlyn Ridgeway, stated in a signed affidavit that Deputy Will Clifton had tried the drunken child to a bed, intimidated her with pictures and a gun, and threatened to kill himself if he were reported. Pickett apeared to be making a “last ditch” effort in seeking assistance from the court, noting that Clifton was under an “internal” investigation by Sheriff Hans Miller, but refused to follow Onslow County Sheriff’s Office orders to stay away from the victim. Almost concurrently with the court actions, Clifton was quietly allowed to resign from the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office without any form of bad paper-an act the Sheriff would later claim was not a criminal in nature, just a difference in “values”.

David Pickett

Miller also stated that allegations of a crime by a deputy would not be handled internally, but referred to an external agency.

Judge Henry Stevens upheld Pickett’s complaint issuing a temporary Ex Parte Order, and later a permanent Domestic Violence Protective Order. The judge not only ordered Clifton to stay away from the victim, but also area parks, including Woodlands Park where he was ultimately found funned down in July of 2017. An act that would later land his accuser, Caitlyn Ridgeway, behind bards while facing murder charges.

Despite being failed by the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office investigation, Deputy Pickett has made a lengthy posting praising Onslow County Sheriff’s Office leadership and asking the people to vote for Hans Miller in 2018.

As a potential witness in the pending murder case against teenager Caitlyn Ridgeway, Pickett could be under influence from the Sheriff. Deputies in North Carolina work at the “pleasure of the Sheriff,” and can be fired for any reason, or no reason at all. One wrong move by Pickett, especially after spilling the internal investigation, could have his future on the chopping block.

You can read the DVPO Here: William Clifton’s DVPO

Only time will tell if and ever Onslow County will hold the complicit leaders accountable and make necessary changes to give all victims a voice.

 

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

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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

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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

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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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