RATS! Could've had a giant chicken

Winston-Salem Journal (North Carolina)BYLINE: Scott Hollifield, The McDowell NewsWayne County, NCThe state sold a giant chicken and, unfortunately, I didn't buy it.This wasn't a living, breathing giant chicken, the product of...

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Cops seize property, then ask for receipt

The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina)BYLINE: THOMASI MCDONALD; Staff WriterCary, NCPolice this summer seized hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of appliances, windows and other building supplies from a Selma man's...

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Judges free victim of wrongful conviction in '91;

The International Herald TribuneBYLINE: ROBBIE BROWNRaleigh, NCInnocence inquiry panel in North Carolina faults evidence and testimonyActing at the recommendation of a special state innocence commission - the only one of its ...

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DNA collection from suspects could increase

The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina)BYLINE: THOMASI MCDONALD AND RUTH SHEEHAN; Staff WritersRaleigh, NCNearly irrefutable, DNA evidence is becoming the weapon of choice in North Carolina's war against crime.In 2007, ...

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Former APD evidence room manager pleads guilty to embezzling drugs

Mountain Xpress, mountainx.comBYLINE: David ForbesAsheville, NCWilliam Lee Smith, the former evidence room manager, showing citizens around the room in 2009.Former Asheville Police Department evidence room manager William Lee...

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More evidence-room documents released by sheriffs


Carolina Public Press, carolinapublicpress.orgBYLINE: Jon Elliston, , Haywood, McDowell and Polk County’s, NC‘Unannounced’ inspections in Haywood uncover discrepancies, missing itemsIn th...

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Investigation under way after evidence tampering reported at police department

Team 5 Investigates, WCVB-TV, wcvb.comBYLINE: Kathy CurranAshland, NCProbe continues into Ashland Police Department, former chiefASHLAND, Mass. — Team 5 Investigates has uncovered new allegations of evidence tampering and mis...

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Evidence handling focus of Asheville rape trial


The Citizen Times, citizen-times.comBYLINE: Clarke MorrisonAsheville, NCAndrew Davis listens while seated beside public defender, LeAnn Melton, during his trial in Buncombe County Superior Court Wednesday. Davis is charged wi...

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Unanswered questions about APD evidence room mess


MountainXpress, mountainx.comBYLINE: David ForbesLink to ArticleAsheville, NCAn image of the lack of order in the APD evidence room found by auditor Mike Wright. Photos by Max Cooper“I'm not going to talk about that,” Ashevil...

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Former Greenville Police Chief Dealing With Major Evidence Room Mess In Asheville

Gray Television, Inc., WITN, witn.comLink to ArticleAug 06, 2012Former Greenville Police Chief Dealing With Major Evidence Room Mess In AshevilleAsheville, NCAsheville police are still trying to sort through problems in the d...

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Asheville police evidence room remains a mess

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, nclawyersweekly.comBYLINE: The Associated PressLink to ArticleAsheville, NCASHEVILLE (AP) — Asheville police are still trying to sort through problems in the department’s evidence room.The agenc...

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Officer accused in drug theft makes court appearance

Freedom Communications, Inc., The Daily News, jdnews.comLink to ArticleNew Bern, NCNew Bern police Officer Frances Sutton appeared in Craven County District Court Thursday morning in connection with the theft of the prescript...

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SBI investigates missing evidence

The Robesonian, robesonian.comBYLINE: Matt ElofsonLink to ArticleRed Springs, NCRED SPRINGS - The State Bureau of Investigation is trying to determine how evidence in two separate cases disappeared from the Red Springs Police...

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Asheville police audit room inventory completed

www.citizen-times.com, citizen-times.comBYLINE: Romando DixsonLink to ArticleAsheville, NCDistrict attorney to get report soonASHEVILLE — Blueline Systems & Services exhausted nearly all money budgeted for an audit of the Pol...

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Asheville police evidence room audit nearing end

CITIZEN-TIMES.COM, citizen-times.comBYLINE: Romando DixsonAsheville, NCCompany has billed city about $130KASHEVILLE — A Police Department evidence room audit has cost the city about $130,000, keeping the project under budget ...

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Asheville police evidence room audit nearing end

CITIZEN-TIMES.COM, citizen-times.comBYLINE: Romando DixsonAsheville, NCCompany has billed city about $130KASHEVILLE — A Police Department evidence room audit has cost the city about $130,000, keeping the project under budget ...

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Salisbury Police evidence custodian fired

Post Publishing Company, Inc., salisburypost.com/BYLINE: Nathan Hardin, to ArticleSalisbury, NCSALISBURY — A Salisbury Police Department evidence custodian has been fired after an investigation “...

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Davie deputy gets 18 months in drug case

Winston-Salem Journal, journalnow.comBYLINE: Michael HewlettDavie County, NCGREENSBORO A former Davie County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced today to 18 months in federal prison on drug charges.Bobby Lee Mabe Jr. pleaded guilt...

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Chief: Explosive Device Was Not A Risk To Randleman Dam

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WFMY NEWS2, digtriad.comBYLINE: Nick Needhamhttp://www.digtriad.com/news/local/article/166892/57/Chief-Explosive-Device-Was-Not-A-Risk-To-Randleman-Dam-Link to ArticleGreensboro, NCGreensboro, NC -- An improvised explosive de...

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Book'em, swab'em: Officers begin collecting DNA samples upon arrest

The Star, shelbystar.comBYLINE: Rebecca Clark, to ArticleShelby, NCA Shelby police officer holds a swab from a DNA testing kit. A new law will require DNA samples of people who commit certain c...

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Wilmington police technicians bring order to property and evidence warehouse

StarNewsOnline.comBYLINE: Brian Freskos, to ArticleWilmington, NCPhylisha DellaPia shows some of the steps that have to be taken when rpocessing evidence at the Wilmington Police Departmen...

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APD Chief: Incident Of Missing Evidence Is Heartbreaking

WPAS News Channel 7, wspa.comBYLINE: Rich Klindworth , WSPA StaffAsheville, NCMissing evidence has led to an audit of the room and the 90,000 pieces of evidence insideASHEVILLE, N.C. -- More than 2,000 pending felony cases ma...

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SBI seals APD evidence room, investigating missing drugs

MOUNTAIN Xpress, mountainx.comBYLINE: David ForbesLink to ArticleAsheville, NC***UPDATED 2:13 p.m. Thursday***The State Bureau of Investigation has sealed, and is investigating, the Police Department property room due to 397 ...

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Guns, other evidence missing, sample audit says

The Asheville Citizen-Times (North Carolina)BYLINE: Joel BurgessAsheville, NCPolice have lost track of at least 27 guns seized as evidence, along with dozens of packages of cash and drugs, according to audit findings released...

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DA slams APD evidence conduct

The Asheville Citizen-Times (North Carolina)BYLINE: By, Clarke MorrisonBuncombe County, NCThe Police Department waited five weeks before acknowledging it could not account for more than 100 items taken as evidence, Buncombe C...

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Hogan cautions police in email

The Asheville Citizen-Times (North Carolina)BYLINE: By, Jon OstendorffAsheville, NCOutgoing Police Chief Bill Hogan, in a memo to staff announcing he would retire, cautioned that coming months would be crucial for the departm...

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We need independent agency to guard evidence

The Asheville Citizen-Times (North Carolina), SECTION: OPINIONBYLINE: By, Bruce Clyne, AshevilleBuncombe County, NCThe citizens of Buncombe County are sick and tired of "evidence room" debacles that let criminals go back on t...

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Asheville police evidence audits skimpy, suspect

Citizen-Times, citizen-times.comBYLINE: Joel Burgessand & Jon OstendorffAsheville, NCExpert: Complete inventories neededASHEVILLE — In more than a dozen inspections done before 2011, Asheville police gave their own evidence r...

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Former evidence technician for Davie sheriff's office sentenced on drug-distribution charge

Winston-Salem Journal, journalnow.comBYLINE: MICHAEL HEWLETT | Winston-Salem Journal, to ArticleDavie County, NCMALINDA YORK Credit: YorkA former evidence technician for the Davie County Sheriff's O...

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Wake sheriff's investigator accused of embezzlement

The News & Observer Publishing Company, newsobserver.comBLINE: Thomasi McDonald - Staff writer Link to ArticleWake County, NCRALEIGH -- The State Bureau of Investigation arrested a Wake County sheriff's investigator in early ...

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Police employee on leave after 'cash accounting irregularities’ found in evidence room

Post Publishing Company, Inc., The Salisbury Evening Post, salisburypost.comLink to ArticleSalisbury, NCSALISBURY — The Salisbury Police Department has placed its evidence and property custodian on paid administrative leave a...

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APD evidence room inventory to begin

The Asheville Citizen-Times (North Carolina)BYLINE: Clarke MorrisonAsheville, NCA team of former officers led by a retired crime scene analyst is expected to begin the painstaking process this week of inspecting, cataloging a...

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Former Randleman Police employee indicted for larceny

FOX8 WGHP, myfox8.comRandleman, NCSharon Ledbetter HardisonRANDLEMAN, N.C. – A Randolph County Grand Jury has returned a True Bill of Indictment for larceny by an employee on a former Randleman Police Department employee, Sha...

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Seven Durham police employees disciplined for keeping gun parts

The News & Observer, The Durham News, thedurhamnews.comBYLINE: Jim Wise, , NCDURHAM — Seven Durham Police Department employees, including six sworn officers, have been disciplined for keeping parts...

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Ex-Asheville evidence room manager gets 10 months

The Associated Press, The Daily Reflector, reflector.comBYLINE: The Associated PressAsheville, NCASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former manager at the Asheville police evidence room has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for taki...

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D.A. Ron Moore releases APD evidence-room audit

Mountain Xpress, Asheville Citizen-Times, Carolina Public Press, mountainx.comBYLINE: Jake FrankelAsheville, NCDistrict Attorney Ron Moore released a 2011 audit of the Police Department Evidence Room June 19, revealing more d...

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Evidence lost, murder case dismissed

The News Herald, Morganton, NC, morganton.comBYLINE: JESSICA ISAACS, County, NCTimothy Paul BumgarnerThe superior court case involving a Morganton man charged with his stepfather’s 2010 murder was d...

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$9,800 stolen from Kernersville police evidence room; ex-employee charged

Winston-Salem Journal, journalnow.comBYLINE: John Hinton / Winston-Salem Journal, -employee chargedWendy Vance Kernersville Police DepartmentA former employee of the Kernersville Police Department was a...

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SBI: Former East Spencer officer accused of taking evidence

The Salisbury Post, salisburypost.comBYLINE: Shavonne Walker, Spencer, NCEAST SPENCER — State investigators say former East Spencer Officer Alan Bridges is accused of taking evidence from...

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Police Make Few Changes in Year Since Evidence Audit

WLOS ABC 13, News 13, wlos.comBYLINE: Jon Ostendorff, News 13, , NCASHEVILLE, N.C. -- City leaders got a copy of an audit that showed a Police Department evidence room in disarray a year ago but ...

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