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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.
The “KILLER” Cave Gentleman’s club ordered to SHUT-DOWN
I said I wasn’t gonna tell anybody but I just couldn’t keep it to myself!!!
Drug DEALERS AND KILLERS STRIKE YET AGAIN!!!!
One man’s family is receiving some justice tonight after he was gunned down and killed at a local violent club in Jacksonville, The Cave Gentleman’s Club. It happened on December 22, 2017, when 39-year-old Tyrone Lamont Baileywas killed outside of the Cave club. Police say 32-year-old,Jyree Dominic Noel is responsible for Bailey’s death. Jacksonville Police say at approximately 1:57 AM early Friday morning, Dec. 22, the Jacksonville Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at the Cave located at 531 Richlands Highway. When police officers arrived, Bailey was found suffering from a gunshot wound.
News In Onslow learned earlier today, that the Cave Gentleman’s club has been ordered to shut-down by the city of Jacksonville. Insiders say that the Cave has become a danger and a threat to nearby businesses. We’ve learned that the club has been given until January 19, 2018, to close its doors for good. A couple of weeks ago, the “killer” club liquor licenses were suspended by the North Carolina ABC Commission. The suspension came after statements from witnesses and Jacksonville Police investigation following a deadly shooting at the club on December 22, 2017. Police records show the club has a violent history since spring of 2016,
The struggling owner Amy Sylvain immediately went to social media after the suspension to apologize to Bailey’s family.
Insiders say the altercation between Bailey and Noel allegedly started inside the club. A local DJ who was reportedly fired from 101.9 Kiss FM, Eric Blackwell also vented on social media about the shooting saying the club had no responsibility for the shooting and business there must continue.
Now, that same DJ, “DJ Blaq” is being accused of the violent club’s history since Spring of 2016, according to one employee.
Sylvain confirmed the club’s closing on social media Thursday night. “This Saturday 1/13/18 I invite everyone to come out to our farewell party,” she said in a Facebook post.
Sylvain also posted in a comment referencing the city of Jacksonville and the A.L.E. as “they,” saying she is a danger for the triangle business.
The power couple, Amy Sylvain and Eric Blackwell will no longer be business partners at the Cave. “DJ Blaq” has already announced his new venue but it is unknown if he will be dragging Sylvain with him after his career ended hers.
Amy, why did you let these people do this to your club? So smart but so stupid! Your money, mind, and emotions are in our prayers.
DJ Blaq, why did you take this woman club down? How do you have more security to protect you but not the customers? Sad!
We will keep you updated on this developing shut-down!
Cave Gentleman’s club “skripper” arrested and charged in homicide investigation
Everything is going down including SKRIPPERS at the Cave Gentleman’s club!
A Cave Gentleman’s club “skripper” has been charged with intimidating witnesses in a deadly December shooting.
The transexual Naomi Ruth Jasper, 22, of Onslow Drive in Jacksonville was arrested by Jacksonville Police Department on Jan. 9 and charged with common law obstruction of justice and resisting a public officer.
Police say Jasper intimidated witnesses and potential witnesses before police arrived on the scene of a homicide December 22, 2017. After police arrived, Jasper allegedly provided false and misleading information to investigating officers during their investigation.
The night of December 22, 2017, is when Tyrone Lamont Bailey was killed and that’s when police say Jasper allegedly committed the crime.
Jyree Dominic Noel, 32, is the man that is charged with killing Bailey. He was arrested on December 22, 2017, and charged with an open count of murder; first-degree kidnapping; felony malicious conduct by prisoner; resisting a public officer; assault on a government official or employee; altering, stealing or destroying criminal evidence; felony possession of marijuana; and two counts of felony trafficking cocaine.
Jasper’s first court appearance was scheduled for today. She appeared before District Court Judge James Moore where she was then assigned Steven Laird as her court-appointed attorney. Jasper’s next court date is scheduled for Jan 31.
Jasper bonded out of the Onslow County Jail hours after her arrest Tuesday on a $10,000 bond. The relationship Jasper have with Noel is unknown.
Jacksonville Police said they are unable to release additional information regarding this ongoing and open investigations. Detectives are actively following up on any and all leads in the case.
Here are Jasper’s arrest warrant:
Jasper is an employee at the Cave Gentleman’s club but the status of her employment is unknown at this time.
BREAKING NEWS: Partially decomposed body identified as missing woman since Dec.4
News In Onslow reported to you first this story on January 9, 2017 after the family of missing 22-year-old Shelby Brianne Brown told us that they believed the partially decomposed body found by teenagers was hers.
On December 31, 2017, the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a body being discovered in the Thomas Humphrey Road area of Jacksonville. The deceased was that of a white female, according to a press release. An autopsy was conducted by the State Medical Examiner in Greenville, North Carolina on Monday, January 8, 2018. A cause of death has been determined but is not being released to the public pending the active criminal investigation.
Based on information obtained through the investigation and results of the autopsy, the deceased has been identified as Shelby Brianne Brown, 22 years old. Brown was reported missing on January 3, 2018 by her mother. The report was that Shelby Brown was last seen on December 3, 2017 in Sneads Ferry, N.C. and was possibly in the Jacksonville area on the night of December 4, 2017.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
This case is being investigated as a homicide. The Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone that may have any information on Shelby Brown’s activities and associates to report them. Information can be reported to the Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Detective Curlee at email@example.com, Detective Lieutenant Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2018-000165 when calling.
Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.