Arrests Made In Connection WIth Onslow County Murder

By: Audrey Washington
By: Audrey Washington

After a man is found murdered in Onslow County Saturday, Sheriff Deputies make two arrests in the case.

24 year old Ryan Edward Casler was arrested and charged with the murder of 22 year old Joseph Paul Wells. Authorities say the arrest came just 12 hours after the body of Wells was discovered in a ditch near Parkertown Road and Hubert Blvd. in Onslow County. Officials say the victim had several knife stab wounds to his upper torso.

20 year old Stephen Paul Jacob was arrested and charged with felony accessory after the fact of the murder, late Saturday evening.

Investigators say they expect more arrests in the case.


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  • by MONICA Location: MIDWAY PARK on Feb 27, 2008 at 12:20 PM
    joe was my cousin and there is nothing he could have done to deserve this. he was a friendly man and it so sad that he left us this way. u will always be remembered and loved. what goes around comes around they will get theirs one way or another they ccant run from GOD!!!
  • by Desiree Location: Pennsylvania on Feb 27, 2008 at 05:52 AM
    Anyone and everyone is capable of murder. No one gets stabbed thirty times on accident.
  • by Monica Location: Hubert on Feb 19, 2008 at 02:11 AM
    I can't believe it. How could these 3 men take Joe from us. The whole family misses and loves you so much Joe! Justice will be seviced for you. I just what to know why they did it. Joe was so loved!
  • by Marissa Location: Hubert on Jan 29, 2008 at 12:40 PM
    My Husband Ryan is not capable of murder
  • by Doug Location: Hubert on Jan 23, 2008 at 04:13 PM
    i knew joe well for 12 years he was a loving care person loved life lived it to the fullest every min he was a great friend we miss u joe
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