Press Releases

SHP Identifies Suspect In Johnston County Shooting

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Authorities have identified Enrique Lopez, 26, of Smithfield as the suspect in yesterday’s pursuit involving a state trooper in Johnston County.  Lopez was attempting to elude law enforcement while fleeing in a stolen tow truck on US 70 Business.

State Highway Patrol Involved in Johnston County Pursuit

Monday, July 1, 2019

On Monday, July 1st, at approximately 4:23 p.m. the State Highway Patrol attempted to stop a stolen tow truck on Black Creek Rd. in Johnston County after receiving a call for assistance by local authorities.

SBA Approves Governor Cooper’s Request for Disaster Declaration

Friday, June 28, 2019

Governor Roy Cooper announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration has granted his request for a disaster declaration for Mecklenburg County and Catawba County, and the contiguous counties of Alexander, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, and Union.

Two Escaped Offenders from Morrison CI Captured

Monday, June 24, 2019

Two minimum custody offenders who escaped from Morrison Correctional Institution in Hoffman this morning were apprehended while hiding in the crawlspace of a residence in Hamlet this evening.

Moore Named Judicial Division Administrator

Monday, June 24, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Division of Community Corrections has named Sheila Moore as the new Judicial Division Administrator for Division Two. 

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