Man Charged With "Going Armed To The Terror Of The Public"

A Carteret County man is accused of firing multiple shots at a passing vehicle and two neighboring homes Sunday night.

John Nesi, Jr. is charged with going armed to the terror of the public, discharging a weapon into a moving vehicle, injury to real property, injury to personal property, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, two counts of discharging a weapon into a residence, and possession of a stolen firearm.

Deputies say they were called to Nesi's home on Highway 101 outside of Newport around 9:40 p.m. Relatives told deputies that Nesi was intoxicated and they were able to get the weapons away from him before officers arrived.

Deputies recovered eight fired .40 caliber rounds in addition to the weapon reported stolen in 2009, along with a shotgun and eleven discharged shotgun shells. Numerous other weapons were also seized from the man's home.

The 47-year-old Nesi is jailed on a $200,000 bond.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2012 at 05:35 AM
    I have been very drunk before. It is NO excuse. I always know what I am doing. Still no better than to do something stupid like that.
  • by rapper Location: wilson on Feb 6, 2012 at 05:04 PM
    He must of been drinking too much of that "safe" river water.
  • by nightrain on Feb 6, 2012 at 02:35 PM
    He'll probably only get probation.
  • by Native Location: Grantsboro on Feb 6, 2012 at 11:50 AM
    Wow. Pretty much covered every base he could didn't he?
  • by john Location: farmville on Feb 6, 2012 at 11:28 AM
    he was probably teed off at the waste at halftime during the superbowl
  • by Anonymous on Feb 6, 2012 at 10:46 AM
    Probably disgruntled because he's so short....only 5'3" without the hair.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 6, 2012 at 09:51 AM
    What a piece of owrk.....looks like he got a little "attitude adjustment" too beforing getting his photo taken. Please find a way to keep this lunatic away from the public.
  • by CCW Location: NC on Feb 6, 2012 at 09:45 AM
    I am all for rights for gun owners,I carry almost everywhere I go even in my own home. This ia a prime example of why we need no more gun laws. What we need is mandantory "real" punishment for offenders.
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