UPDATE: Second Morehead City Shooting Suspect Arrested

Officers have arrested a second suspect for the shooting of a 51-year-old man in Morehead City Friday night.

23-year-old Octavian Godette of Morehead City was apprehended at the New Bern bus station around 7 p.m. Sunday.

Godette is charged with attempted first degree murder, conspiracy to commit first degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

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Officers have arrested a suspect for a shooting in Morehead City Friday night. They continue to search for another suspect on the loose.

22-year-old Timothy Reels, Jr. was arrested in Craven County. He is now in the Carteret County Jail. He is charged with attempted first degree murder, discharging a weapon in an occupied property, and felony conspiracy. He was given a $250 thousand dollar bond.

The shooting happened at a home on Avery street around 11 p.m. Friday night. 51-year-old Freddie Gibbs was injured in the shooting, he is now in the hospital.

No further details have been released about what led to the shooting.

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Lawmen are investigating a shooting they say happened just before eleven Friday night at 1508 Avery Street in Morehead City.

They say the victim Freddie Gibbs was shot once. Gibbs was airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital, his condition is unknown.

Officers are looking for two suspects who they say fled the scene.


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  • by LaBlond Location: winterville on Jan 22, 2012 at 06:35 AM
    In those infamous words of Fred Sanford. "Bim Bam Boom" how does the rest of it go Barlow?.
  • by B Location: Newport on Jan 22, 2012 at 06:34 AM
    Can't believe he isn't buried under the jail. Look at the court docket, wonder what he is doing out of jail after those charges
  • by Ben Location: Kinston on Jan 22, 2012 at 05:56 AM
    Drugs and thugs should be treated like roach bug -- exterminated!
  • by momof4 Location: havelock on Jan 21, 2012 at 09:52 PM
    Well Morehead has tranforemed into junkie haven, the past few year . I know some elderly that no longer goto eat or shop there because of the problems even in plain site. WHITCH WOULD BRING SALES DOWN FOR THE AREA.
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      by MHC Resident on Jan 22, 2012 at 03:47 AM in reply to momof4
      That's not true at all, although it does seem that crime, both violent and drug related, seem to be up throughout ENC. For as much money as tax payers spend on police (we just spent $millions$ on a new police station) I don't see any increase in police presence here in town. But that's Mayor Jerry Jones for you, spend taxpayers' money for worthless pet projects and give the taxpayers nothing in return.
  • by 40some on Jan 21, 2012 at 07:30 PM
    According to the JDNews, this clown was supposed to go to trial soon for rape and assault. Couldn't wait to get to prison before he commited another crime. Judge is gonna max this one out I hope.
  • by Jody Location: Winterville on Jan 21, 2012 at 05:55 PM
    Well, I hate to say that this guy looks like a killer. Looks just like a criminal.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 21, 2012 at 05:46 PM
    Wow. I knew this kid growing up and this comes as no surprise at all. I am actually surprised that it took this long.
  • by Smitty Location: Enc on Jan 21, 2012 at 12:56 PM
    Sounds like the cowardliness is spreading among us! It will continue until we show that we will not accept it!
    Put your guns down and put your hands up like a man!
  • by bri Location: newprt on Jan 21, 2012 at 12:28 PM
    i really hope Mr.Gibbs and his family make it thru this tragedy.Im glad that the child wasnt harmed in this sinceless act
  • by Fair Warning on Jan 21, 2012 at 01:55 AM
    See, a gun is real easy...In this desperate part of town... Turns you from hunted into hunter...Go and hunt somebody down...But hear me now, somebody said "Fair Warning, Lord !"...Lord, strike that poor boy down!
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