On March 21, 2014 at approximately 10:28 p.m., Deputy Zach Martin with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office conducted a vehicle stop on North 5th Street in Aurora. Chief Mike Harmon of the Aurora Police Department assisted with the stop. The driver of the vehicle was identified and cited for Driving While License Revoked, Fictitious Registration Plate, and Transporting an Open Container of Alcoholic Beverage. The passenger was also charged with Transporting an Open Container. The passenger did not have an I.D. and verbally provided a name.
On March 31st, Deputies arrested Johnny Cunningham Jr. in Aurora with the assistance of the Aurora P.D. Chief Harmon recognized Cunningham as the passenger of the vehicle stopped on March 21st. Chief Harmon recalled that the passenger gave a different name on the night of
the stop and was charged with the misdemeanor open container violation under the false name.
As a result, Deputy Zach Martin applied for and obtained warrants charging Johnny Lee Cunningham Jr., age 28, of Tuten Road in Aurora, NC with Identity Theft, Resisting a Public Officer, Fictitious Information to an Officer, and Transporting an Open Container of
Alcoholic Beverage. Cunningham was served with the warrants while being held in the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail on unrelated charges. He was released after posting a $1,000.00 secured bond for the Beaufort County charges.
Major Kenneth Watson
Beaufort County Sheriff's Office