“I hope that you don’t sleep. I hope that Bradley Taylor Reece doesn’t sleep. I hope Justin Allen Butson doesn’t sleep and I hope Charles Oliver Adams doesn’t sleep,” Monica Jones said at a small protest Saturday.
Monica Jones, the mother who accused three men of murdering her son Tre’ McFadden the early morning of May 16, says her son was “the life of the party, big-hearted, and very trusting.” Jones claims that Tre’s trust was probably his biggest mistake. Trusting the wrong people.
Tre’ McFadden, 24, was found dead in a ditch on Stella Road in Onslow County eight-days later after he went missing on May 16, 2017. The family of McFadden believed the three men who were with Tre’ may have killed him but Sheriff Hans Miller with the Onslow County Sheriff Department says, there’s no evidence of criminal activity in the man’s death. The men told police that Tre’ jumped out of the moving 50-60 mph vehicle after he was acting “erratic and paranoid.”
The three men who were with McFadden told the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office that they looked for McFadden but couldn’t locate him due to overgrown vegetation in the area. They assumed Tre’ survived the jump from the vehicle and ran off somewhere as a result of them not dialing 911.
Only 10 people showed up for Justice For Tre’ McFadden protest outside of the Onslow County Sheriff’s Department Saturday morning. The protest only lasted about an hour and 30 minutes, upsetting Jones that so many cared for her son but little attended the call for justice.
“Why not now? My son is gone and he is never coming back. So any day is a good day to protest for him. His time has run out and I’m going to be protesting and fighting for him until mines run out,” Jones said turning away with tears in her eyes.
Jones believes that the investigation into her son’s death is not being handled professionally. “First off they should have been considered suspects,” she said in response to the three men deemed as witnesses of Tre’ jumping out of a vehicle.
The autopsy said that Tre’ suffered blunt force injuries to his head and the manner of his death cannot be determined.
Sheriff Hans Miller said the investigation is still ongoing.
March For Our Lives event held in Greenville
Over 120 people will be rallying today in Greenville NC as part of the March For Our Lives rally that’s focused in Washington, D.C.
Students, teachers and others from around the world will march to demand the end to gun violence and mass shootings in our schools.
Eastern NC will participate in the March at the Pitt County Courthouse starting at 12 noon.
The event happening in Pitt County this afternoon is organized by students and parents.
This event is a non-partisan event with no divisiveness behind it, according to organizers.
Stricter gun control and legislative change is the goal around the world today.
Onslow County Schools refuse to release the name of sub. teacher that duct taped student’s mouth
Onslow County Schools will NOT be releasing the name of a substitute teacher at Dixon Elementary who “briefly” duct-taped the mouths of four students Monday.
Director Of Community Affairs at Onslow County Schools, Brent Anderson, said in a press released that the incident happened Monday at Dixon Elementary School. He said that the school’s assistant principal “immediately entered the room and made sure the tape was removed and any further action stopped.”
Anderson claims that the Onslow County School system is “shocked and outraged by this behavior” and that they will not “tolerate it now or in the future.” Anderson may be naive to the fact that, things like this happen in Onslow County Schools almost every day but it’s not “addressed” until it becomes an issue and the public has knowledge of it. Hopefully, Onslow County Schools can also address the bullying by teachers to students in Onslow County Schools rather than agreeing to arm teachers in Onslow County Schools.
In the press release, Anderson “assured” that the substitute teacher who identity is unknown, “was immediately removed from any further duties, as well as removed from substituting in the future with the Onslow County School District.”
Dixon Elementary School Principal Glenn Reed spoke to parents and the students involved, assuring them that the teacher would not return.
One arrested for Jacksonville’s St. Patrick’s Day murder
The family of a man who was killed over the weekend in Jacksonville will never be able to see their loved-one again, but tonight the accused killer is behind bars.
Police say, John V. Deavers, 28, of Estate Drive in Jacksonville is accused of assaulting and stealing money from 28-year-old William Young.
Captain Ashley Weaver with Jacksonville Police Department said that Young was assaulted around 6:45 pm.m Saturday near Ronnie’s Classic Auto Sales on Gum Branch Road. The two men knew each other, according to officials.
Young returned to his apartment later Saturday where he died as a result of his injury, according to Weaver.
He was found dead in his Indian Drive apartment Sunday Morning.
Officials say they charged Deavers Thursday night with an open count of murder and common law robbery.
He is in the Onslow County Jail without bond.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact JPD Detective Jason Lagana at 910-938-6414 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information leading to apprehension or arrest. Callers to Crime Stoppers are not required to reveal their identities. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637. Refer to Case 18-02617 when calling or texting about this case.