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Craven County murder suspect & wife appear in court

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Published: May. 25, 2020 at 9:15 AM EDT
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A man charged with murder in Craven County and his wife made a brief court appearance Tuesday morning.

Timothy Harris was arrested Sunday on Butler Ford Road in Vanceboro after a chase with deputies.

During the chase, deputies say the man hit and damaged a marked patrol car, and his wife, Barbara, tried to hit patrol cars to help him escape.

The wife was charged with felony accessory after the fact to murder, two counts of felony assault on government officials, and obstructing an officer.

Deputies say they found the body of Courtney Dixon on Friday. They say the shooting happened on Old Cherry Point Road.

In court, a judge gave them both court-appointed attorneys and set June 5th as their next court date. Their bonds will remain the same.


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A man wanted for murder in Craven County has been arrested after a car chase in Vanceboro.

Deputies say Timothy Harris was wanted for the murder of Courtney Dixon on Friday. The sheriff's office arrested Harris and his wife, Barbara, on Butler Ford Road.

During the chase, deputies say Timothy hit and damaged a marked patrol vehicle and Barbara tried to hit patrol cars in order to help Timothy escape.

Deputies say Barbara tried to interfere with Timothy's arrest. She was arrested and charged with felony accessory after the fact to murder, two counts of felony assault on government officials, and obstructing an officer.

Timothy Harris is charged with an open count of murder, felony fleeing to elude arrest, felony assault with a deadly weapon against government official and several traffic violations. He is being held under no bond.

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