Early Tuesday morning on May 16, 2017, Tre’ McFadden, was killed on his 24th birthday by three men.
These men claimed that he jumped out of a moving vehicle that was traveling 50 to 60 mph at the time.
Justin Allen Butson, Charles Oliver Adams, and Bradley Taylor Reece are the three men who were last seen with McFadden at the time of his death.
Butson, Allen, and Reece all relayed information to Onslow County Sheriff’s Office detectives by saying they looked for McFadden but failed to locate him, yet did not call 911 because they assumed he survived the “jump” and just happen to run off.
Despite neither of the three men calling 911 to report the incident immediately, which adds suspicion, Sheriff Hans John Miller and detectives in charge of the case poorly determined that there was no criminal activity involved in not reporting this act nor in the crime itself in McFadden’s untimely death. This despite the fact all 3 men had to be located because none of them came forward.
Tre’ McFadden’s mother, Monica Jones, knew something was not right when she and other family members had not heard from Tre’ on his birthday as they were sending out well wishes. She stated that McFadden and the three men left her house around 5:30 p.m. on May 15, 2017, the day before Tre’s birthday, to head to Tre’s father’s house in Jacksonville, NC, and then to the beach.
Jones contacted Tre’s father, Clifton McFadden, Jr., and advised him that something wasn’t right because no one had heard from Tre’. Although Tre’ did not have a phone at the time (he broke his iPhone days before his birthday) he was only able to reach people through his tablet over Wi-Fi, or use the phone of someone he was with. His last calls and texts came from Bradley Reece’s phone.
On May 17, 2017, McFadden’s parents went to the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office to file a missing person’s report. It was publicized on the website and the news stations on May 19, 2017. No one came forward with information regarding what happened to Tre’ McFadden even after the missing person’s report was filed and publicized.
It was not until 7 days following Tre’s birthday, that a tip was given to the mother which led detectives to one of the three men, Justin Allen Butson, who currently have pending Felony BREAKING AND OR ENTERING (F), Felony LARCENY AFTER BREAK/ENTER, and Felony CONSP B&E BLDG-FELONY/LARCENY charges scheduled before a judge on February 12, 2018.
On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Butson took detectives to the precise location of where Tre’ McFadden’s body lay—dead in a ditch on Stella Road in Onslow County.
Medical Examiner M.G.F. Gilliand, M.D., examined McFadden but also relied on information from detectives to conclude the manner and cause of his death. Gilliland was told by Onslow County Sheriff’s Department detectives that McFadden “jumped” from a fast-moving vehicle, which gave her insight to conclude that the cause and manner of McFadden’s death would be declared an “accident.” No one from the Medical Examiner’s office visited the site when McFadden’s body was retrieved so they did not see the site for themselves but relied on local CSI. No forensics were conducted on the site to confirm the three men’s stories, though the scene was absent of skid marks or any signs of blood stains. Skid marks on the road would confirm that brakes were immediately applied once McFadden “jumped”.
The death certificate of Tre’ McFadden was later modified from McFadden “jumping from a moving car’ and listing the manner of death “accident” to “blunt for injuries of the head due to exited from a moving car” and listing manner of death “undetermined.”
The autopsy report on Tre’ McFadden that took 180 days to complete was recently released. At first glance it appears that the Medical Examiner has used the reports from OCSO to make assumptions rather than certifying facts. The family is reviewing the report for inconsistencies and will follow proper protocols as it pertains to such.
A local reporter with a struggling newspaper in Jacksonville has been reported to be related or friends with the family of Justin Allen Butson.
That reporter is Mike McHugh, with the Jacksonville Daily News. In his article written about Tre’s autopsy report, he “dehumanizes” McFadden, recalling his criminal past. McHugh refused to show sympathy, empathy and denied contacting Tre’s family for a statement regarding the autopsy report.
“This article has no respect or compassion for Tre’s parents, his brothers, or anyone else in his family or friends. I’m disgusted but not surprised,” Local Jacksonville Victim Advocate, Kat Howell says in the comments on JDNews Facebook page.
Howell wasn’t the only one who voiced her concern over the article. Many who’s been following the story since it happened, questioned the story the three men told police.
“The use of his mugshot is very questionable. I’ve never worked in a newsroom where we used booking photos for any reason outside of reporting on a specific crime the person had been arrested for,”Nick Bona, Editor at WSYX ABC 6 in Ohio said in the comments on the newspaper Facebook page.
Amanda Humphrey, the struggling newspaper “city editor” responded saying, “We’ll definitely take your concerns under consideration going forward as we are not racist, nor lazy. We have, however, been covering a national story as well as several local stories on a daily basis with a small staff and doing so to the best of our abilities.”
On May 23, the same struggling newspaper wrote an article about Tre’s initial autopsy report, with a reasonable photo.
The NAACP was contacted by News In Onslow in this case, and a meeting with the Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller was conducted.
Here’s a statement with the NAACP and the Onslow County Sherrif’s Office regarding Tre’ McFadden’s death that was released to News In Onslow September 16, 2017:
“In the McFadden case, the Sheriff and his team openly answered numerous questions we posed to them on behalf of the Mother. The Sheriff and his team ensured us that all possible theories were investigated and continued to be sought. They looked at and continue to consider all aspects of the case, including all possibilities of a crime. All persons involved were considered for possible links to Tre’s death.”
Sheriff Hans Miller told the NAACP that Butson, Adams, and Reece were suspects. He failed to address the community that they were. Miller also failed to address the amendment of Tre’ McFadden’s death certificate.
The failed justice and lack of productivity towards the case of Tre’ McFadden needs to come to an end immediately. There is more than enough information to prosecute the three individuals at hand and charges can always be upgraded as new information becomes available. Unfortunately, the justice system continues to derail the lawful protocol of abiding by what is right and what supports the truth. Justice for Tre’ Mcfadden however, will prevail.
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.
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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