Dare Sheriff’s Office Reports Arrests for Assault, Drugs, and Break-In

Posted By on July 20, 2020

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office has released details on a number of recent arrests in the past week, including assault by strangulation, drug possession, and break-in incidents.

On July 15, 2020, at approximately 6:13 a.m., Dare County Sheriff’s B-District Deputies responded to a breaking/entering and larceny that had occurred on a boat in the N.C. Wildlife Boat Access in Manns Harbor. The Criminal Investigation Division responded to assist in the investigation. The Deputies and Investigators were able to identify a possible suspect. When the suspect was located at his residence in the 10 block of Hooker Road in Wanchese, items from the break-in were located. David Nuell Wilder, male, age 33, of the 10 block of Hooker Road, was arrested and charged with felony breaking and entering of a boat and misdemeanor possession of a stolen property. Wilder was released on a $12,000 secured bond.

On July 16, 2020, at approximately 7:31 a.m., Dare County Sheriff’s Office B- District Deputies responded to a business in Wanchese. The Sheriff’s Office had been called because the employees had found a container with what appeared to be illegal controlled substances. The Deputies seized the items and determined them to be cocaine and methamphetamine. At approximately 8:20 a.m., a person came back into the store and asked if the employees had found the container that was turned over to the Sheriff’s Office. B-District Deputies were again dispatched and located and arrested the individual. Willie Owen Saunders Jr., male, age 35, of the 3400 block Mill Landing Road in Wanchese, was arrested and charged with two counts of felony possession of a scheduled II controlled substance. Saunders was released on a $5,000 secured bond. The store location will not be released.

On July 17, 2020, at approximately 11:38 p.m., Dare County Sheriff’s Office B-District conducted a traffic stop near Highway 64 and Agona Street in Manteo. During the traffic stop the Deputy smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A Sheriff’s Office K-9 responded to the stop and alerted to the presence of a controlled substance. The vehicle was searched and an amount of psilocybin mushrooms, marijuana, and marijuana paraphernalia were located and seized. Henry Massie Neal, male, age 21, of the 1200 block of Balls Trade Boulevard in Richmond, Virginai, was charged with felony possession of a scheduled I controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia. Neal was released on a $2,500 secured bond. Manteo Police Department assisted during the vehicle stop.

On July 18, 2020, at approximately 4:17 p.m., Dare County Sheriff’s Office B- District Deputies responded to a residence in the 100 block of Etheridge Road in Wanchese for a domestic disturbance. When the deputies arrived, they found a female at the residence that had signs of being assaulted. The male involved was not at the residence at that time and could not be located. On July 19, 2020, Daniel Gage Matthews, male, age 23, of the 100 block of Etheridge Road, was located and arrested for felony assault by strangulation, misdemeanor assault on a female, and misdemeanor communicating threats. Matthews is being held in custody until his court appearance.


Posted by Matt Artz

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