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November 20, 2019 Crime Report
Morehead Police announced the arrest of Joel Barkman after a felony stop was initiated in the vicinity of Mansfield Parkway and Highway 70.
Police allege that Mr. Barkman was in possession of a stolen vehicle after a car jacking and larceny of a vehicle in Cape Carteret NC.
Felony Charges Include: larceny of a motor vehicle, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, common law robbery, attempted larceny, and possession of a stolen vehicle. He also faces a reckless driving to endanger charge.
Mr. Barkman is currently in jail on a $100,000 bond.
This incident caused quite a stir on social media as rumors spread that local police had the Camp Lejeune marine deserter who is wanted for murder in Virginia in custody prompting officials to issue a public announcement denying those rumors.
Joel Barkman is a resident of Newport NC.