Saturday, May 29, 2010

Police kill pit bull, arrest man on drug and firearms charges

New Bern police officers avoided a charging pit bull this week to execute a search warrant that resulted in a man’s arrest on drug and firearms charges.
Police said detectives went to the 1317 Hunters Road home of William Earnest McCarter on Thursday with warrants to search the residence. As they went in the side door of the house, the detectives were met by “an aggressive pit bull.”
“Fearing for his safety and that of the other officers at the scene,” a police report said, “the officer shot the dog in the chest area to stop the attack. The dog died at the scene.”
“No one was at home at the time of the incident,” police reported, but a search recovered a weapon, cash, and drug equipment.
 McCarter, 36, returned home a short time later and was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
McCarter was taken to the Craven County jail and was later released on $15,000 bail.

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