Yates Back In Onslow County Court

By: Carly Swain
By: Carly Swain

For the second time in the five months since being found not guilty at his murder trial, an Onslow County man faces new charges.

According to online court records, 22-year-old Nickey Yates was in an Onslow County court room Thursday.

Yates is now facing two new felony charges including Schedule III drug possession and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Jail records show Yates bonded out Thursday, but is due back in court on April 24th for the newest charges.

In November of 2013, a jury found Yates not guilty in the murder of his Pumpkin Center neighbor, Linda Hulsmann. He was also found not guilty of kidnapping, robbery, and breaking and entering- all charges connected to the murder case.

In late January of 2014, Yates plead guilty to one count of possession of a stolen gun. In that case, the District Attorney's office said evidence showed the gun in question was stolen from an State Bureau of Investigation agent's vehicle.

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