A teenage girl who comes from the home of an unfit mother and is accused of killing a former Onslow County deputy will not receive a bond reduction before trial, according to sources.
Caitlin Emily Ridgeway,19, of Jacksonville was arrested in July of 2017 in the murder of William Clifton, a former Onslow County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Clifton’s body was found in Woodlands Park in Jacksonville with a “gunshot wound to (the) chest” and “multiple gunshot wounds and blunt force trauma.” His death was ruled a homicide.
Ridgeway and Clifton were in a dating relationship and during the time of their relationship something had happened to the point that in 2017, Ridgeway alleged Clifton had raped her. Ridgeway, her mother Daina Hendricks and her sister Brittany Appleton has a history of alleging men they have been in a relationship with to have done something to them that is later proved to be a lie, according to one family member.
Back in February Ridgeway appeared in Onslow County District Court with her attorney Paul Castle for a bond hearing. Assitant District Attorney Jamie Askins who represented the state asked the judge to refuse the bond request pending indictments to be issued. It’s not like Ridgeway’s family can afford to get her out of jail anyway, so she might as well keep looking at the wall.
News In Onslow received a phone call from a source Thursday evening who is close to this investigation that told us that Caitlin Ridgeway will NEVER get a bond reduction before trial and that more of the family members related to Ridgeway is being investigated.
It is unknown if Ridgeway’s mother Hendricks or her brother Austin Ridgeway is the next to go down for the murder of Clifton. Many of you may know that Ridgeway(Caitlin) and her mother Hendricks was dating Clifton at the same time, both who allegedly wanted Clifton dead at all costs.
The grand jury is set to meet next week and Ridgeway could be indicted, according to sources.
Will Welch, Ridgeway’s(Caitlin) boyfriend is also charged with the murder in this case and is in custody without bond.
Hopefully, Ridgeway and Welch would be put to death or spend the rest of their life in prison if found guilty.
DEFENSE: It’s a lot of missing pieces, jury deliberates in death of Sheldon Prawl
A family may walk out of Onslow County Superior Court not knowing who killed Sheldon Prawl in 2013, if 12 jurors return a verdict of not guilty or determine that Prawl’s death did not occur in North Carolina.
The decision of the next phase of Carleton Davis, 38, of Georgia life is now in the hands of 12 Onslow County Jurors. Judge Imelda Pate read the jurors their instructions as it relates to the law and that they are responsible for rendering a verdict.
Davis is accused of killing Sheldon Prawl in 2013. Prawl’s body was found dismembered in two tubs filled with cement in a Detroit, Michigan garage in 2014.
In Davis’ Defense attorney Dick McNeil closing argument to the state, he said that he felt like he was representing Cheri Davis.
McNeil attacked the states case by calling it ‘weak’ because some of the states key witnesses did not testify and the evidence presented is not enough for the jury to convict his client.
He continued to say that the absence of Carleton Davis’ sister Cheri Davis and Richard Jackson weakened the state’s case.
Sources tell News In Onslow that Cheri Davis was told not to attend the trial.
“It’s a lot of missing pieces in this case before you can find my client guilty of first-degree murder and concealment of death,” McNeil argued to the jury.
McNeil asked the jury to consider the state’s weakness presented and the reliability of Tyrell Debose, and others.
Jurors started deliberating around 2:45 PM this afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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