Arrest Made And Murder / Arson Charges In The January 9th Incident In Emerald Isle.

Patrick Keith-Reich Whitley Arrested And Charged With Murder And Arson

Update February 6, 2020 – Patrick Whitley had his first appearance in court today and police have release a statement that he admits to shooting Carl Jones and setting the house on fire to cover-up evidence of the crime.

January 19, 2020

Emerald Isle Police have announced that Patrick Keith-Reich Whitley of Havelock NC has been arrested in Texas and charged with 1st Degree Murder and 1st Degree Arson in the fatal shooting death and house fire on January 9, 2020.

Patrick Whitley was taken in to custody by the U.S. Marshal’s Service in Corpus Christi, TX.

He is being held without bond and is awaiting extradition.


January 10, 2020 Crime Reports And News

Update 2 pm: Police confirm that one person was questioned about the shooting, but there have been no arrest.

Emerald Isle Police in NC released a press release that they are actively investigating a fatal shooting of a 31 year old man from Newport NC. This incident reportedly happened Thursday night on January 9th, 2020.

Police announced that the name of the deceased man is Carl Eugene Jones Jr.

Emerald Isle police and fire department crews responded to the scene of a house fire on Melanie Street and found Mr. Jones fatally shot along with the structure fire.

Fire crews from Pine Knoll Shores, Indian Beach, Western Carteret, and EIFD worked the scene and extinguished the fire.

The N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, along with the Carteret County Sheriffs Department is assisting Emerald Isle police with investigating the shooting.

We will update this post as more information is learned.

Michael Sharp

Michael Sharp

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