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BOUNCER MURDER: High School Student Goes Before Judge In Locked Courtroom

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A high school student who police say shot and killed a Havelock bar bouncer this past weekend will be moved to Central Prison in Raleigh for safekeeping.

Jonathan Pugh went before a district judge this morning in a locked courtroom in the basement of the Craven County Courthouse. Due to several threats, authorities only allowed the news media and police inside during the hearing.

The 18-year-old is accused of killing Todd North early Sunday morning at "Flyers" while several other people were injured, including Pugh.

An autopsy says the retired Marine was hit four times by gunfire.

Pugh was just released from the hospital and the district attorney sought the safekeeping order because of the teen's medical condition and threats made in the case.

The Havelock High School student was ordered held without bond and has his next court date on May 3rd.


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The owner of a Havelock bar says a bouncer who was killed this weekend shielded patrons from the gunfire.

Todd North, a retired Marine, was killed early Sunday morning at "Flyers" while several other people were injured.

High school student Jonathan Pugh is accused in the shootings. He's an 11th grader at Havelock High School.

Police say the 39-year-old North returned fire and that after Pugh left the scene he began knocking on doors after he realized how badly injured he was.

The bar owner says North is survived by a wife and a young child.

Court records show Pugh had pending charges in both Craven and Carteret counties for breaking and entering, as well as obtaining property by false pretense.


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One person is dead and several others injured following a shooting inside a Craven County bar.

The shooting happened early Sunday morning at "Flyers" bar in Havelock, according to spokeswoman Dianne Miller.

Police got a call of shots fired at 1:13 a.m. Officials report individuals got escorted out of the bar and came back shooting a handgun.

At a press conference Sunday afternoon, officials reported 39-year-old Todd North, a bouncer at the bar, was fatally hit in the gunfire.

Miller says that North was a former Marine who retired from the Corps because of medical reasons after almost two decades of service.

A police official said Sunday afternoon that North returned fire.

Officials say Jonathan Pugh, age 18, is being treated at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville and will be charged with an open count of murder when he is released from that hospital. They also expect there to be additional charges.

According to police, two other people were directly hit by gunfire, and three others were injured by bullet fragments.

Several victims were treated at area hospitals. All were expected to survive.

Two guns were recovered at the scene, according to police.

Officials say further investigation revealed there was also an individual who received injuries from a baseball bat.

Court records show the 18-year-old Pugh had pending charges in both Craven and Carteret counties for breaking and entering, as well as obtaining property by false pretense.


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