Former News Photographer Guilty Of Tipping Off Police Raid

A former news photographer, accused of tipping off a police raid, was found guilty today in an Onslow County courtroom.

Eugene Shelton was working for WCTI-TV when he was arrested back in May. He was accused of leaking information about the impending raid to a manager of Club Mickeys.

Shelton and other members of the media were invited to go along with deputies on the raid.

A district court judge sentenced him to pay a $250 fine, plus $121 in court costs. Shelton is also ordered to perform 72 hours in community service.

He no longer works for Channel 12.

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  • by voter Location: nc on Nov 21, 2008 at 11:46 AM
    the courts finding is a joke. people with traffic tickets have been penalized more than this.
  • by Fredo Location: NC on Nov 20, 2008 at 07:05 PM
    Talon, WITN is only reporting it because it was their competitor's (WCTI) camera man.
  • by Talon Location: NC on Nov 20, 2008 at 04:00 PM
    Well WITN, I've griped about how you seem to always make a big deal of current or former cops who violate the law and one of the questions I've asked was why weren't reporters singled out when they broke the law. So here you have gone and done exactly that. I guess you are pretty fair after all. Nice job. I stand corrected.
  • by Wayne Location: Havelock on Nov 20, 2008 at 03:04 PM
    That's it?!?!?! He should at the least also have to pay back the money for the lost man hours put into that investigation.

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