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September 2012 Archives

Supreme Court To Decide If Blood Tests For DWI Require A Warrant

In 2010, Tyler McNeely was stopped for speeding shortly after 2 a.m. The officer that stopped him for speeding also observed that McNeely appeared visibly intoxicated - his speech was slurred, his eyes were bloodshot and he smelled of alcohol.

Second Student Claims Sexual Abuse By Fayetteville Teacher

First arrested last week on sex offense charges, a fourth grade teacher at Long Hill Elementary School was recently rearrested after another teen came forward with similar complaints of sexual abuse. Bradley Dent has taught in the Cumberland County Schools for seven years and is currently suspended from his teaching position while the investigation into the alleged sex offenses involving minors continues.

What Is A Sexually Violent Predator?

Four months ago, Jerry Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of sex offenses involving children. In a few weeks, Sandusky will be sentenced for the sex crimes, for a number of years that, based on his age, will likely amount to a life sentence in prison.

Former Teacher's Assistant Faces Federal Drug Charges

A Johnston County Teacher's Assistant was accused by federal prosecutors of selling drugs within 1000 feet of a school. Twenty-nine year old Winston Evans faces four counts of federal drug charges related to two instances that took place earlier this year, according to the Department of Justice.

18-Day Booze It And Lose It Campaign Nets 2700 DWI Arrests

Nearly 100,000 citations were handed out and close to 3,000 DWI arrests made it the statewide "Booze It & Lose It" campaign that ran from August 17 through September 3. Across North Carolina, 7,800 DWI checkpoints were used to stop and search drivers who may be in violation of criminal and traffic laws.

Man ID'd For Rape While Walking Down The Street In Carrboro

Nineteen-year-old Alejandro Romero was charged with rape and burglary after a woman he allegedly sexually assaulted identified him while he was walking down South Greensboro Street in Carrboro. The woman notified police and Romero was arrested at a nearby Wendy's.

33-Year-Old Derrick Allen Back On Trial For Sex Offenses, Murder

After 12 years in prison on a 43-year sentence for sex offenses and murder charges, Derrick Michael Allen was set free by Durham Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson. The State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) and local prosecutors had failed to disclose crucial details of blood tests related to evidence In Allen's case, according to the Judge, requiring dismissal.

Felony Possession of A Firearm Charges For Non-Felons?

Once you've been convicted of a state or federal felony, federal law prohibits you from possessing a gun. If you're caught with a firearm and have a felony conviction, you can be sent to prison for illegally possessing the weapon.

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