Wearing Face Mask Mandate Will Not Be Enforced by Beaufort County Sheriffs Office | Beaufort County Now | The Governor's executive order mandating the wearing of masks will not be enforced by the members of the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office. | beaufort county, sheriffs office, face masks, mandate, coronavirus, covid-19, executive order, june 25, 2020

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Wearing Face Mask Mandate Will Not Be Enforced by Beaufort County Sheriffs Office

Press Release:

    The Governor's executive order mandating the wearing of masks will not be enforced by the members of the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office. However, if an individual feels uncomfortable going into an environment where sanitation and social distancing cannot be maintained, by all means use sanitizer and/or wear a mask. Also, common sense should dictate that if you feel ANY symptoms you should wear a mask for the protection of others or better yet "stay home".


  • Sheriff Ernie Coleman
  •     Beaufort County Sheriff's Office



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Latest Combat Crime

Within the past 2 months Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit have arrested 20 people involved in the use and distribution of a controlled substance.
On 10/22/2020, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Adrian Dixon, 43 years of age, of 1478 Bonnerton Road in Aurora.
On Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 1:29 am the Beaufort County Emergency Communications Center received multiple 911 calls reporting an assault and shooting at 350 Fischer Village Rd, in Aurora.
At approximately 7:55 pm on Monday, September 22, 2020 officers with the Washington Police Department responded to CVS Pharmacy in reference to a reported armed robbery that had just occurred.
On 9/04/2020, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit and the Washington Police Department arrested Jasheem Butler, 33 years of age, of 817 W. 2 nd Street in Washington.
On 8/14/2020, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Wilbert Oneal Jr., 37 years of age, of 361 NC Hwy. 99 N. in Pantego.
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in locating 15 yr. old Jamauel Moore.
On 7/09/2020, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Cecil Peed, 30 years of age, of 50 Yonkers Drive in Washington.
For the second time in less than a month the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in locating 14 yr. old Jordan Gibbs.

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The additional incidents occurred in the 100 block of Harvey Street and the 300 block of E. Main Street.
On Monday morning, July 6, 2020 at approximately 05:55 hours, officers with the Washington Police Department responded to the 900 block of N. Respess Street for a report of an individual who had been shot.
On Tuesday morning, July 14, 2020 at approximately 05:20 hours, officers with the Washington Police Department responded to the 400 block of E. Water Street in reference to a report of an individual assaulted.
On July 6, 2020 at approximately 3:00 am, the Washington Police Department responded to a shooting incident in the 900 block of North Respess Street.
On 7/07/2020, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Tyler Woolard, 28 years of age, of 3723 Harvey Road in Washington.
On 7/07/2020, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Cameron Merritt, 24 years of age, of 144 Johnny Whaley Lane in Beulaville and Brandi Howard, 24 years of age, of 2051 Lightwood Bridge Road in Wallace.
On July 3 rd , 2020 at about 9:30 pm, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a shooting which resulted in an injured male in the Mimosa Shores Road area of Washington.

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Jordan Gibbs was located yesterday at 5:00 pm and has been returned to his family.
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in locating 14 yr. old Jordan Gibbs.
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating 27 yr. old Destinee Wright.
The Governor's executive order mandating the wearing of masks will not be enforced by the members of the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office responded this morning to a reported shooting at 116 Mansfield Rd, in the Sherwood Forest Subdivision outside of Washington.
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office responded this morning to a reported shooting at 116 Mansfield Rd, in the Sherwood Forest Subdivision outside of Washington.
On 6/05/2020, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Anthony Yelverton, 62 years of age, of 591 Thomas Sugg Road in Snow Hill.
The Washington Police Department is investigating a case of a runaway juvenile.

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On 3/12/2020, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Dylan Holcomb, 26 years of age, of 104 Tupelo Lane, Pamlico Plantation in Washington.
On 2/27/2020, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Tylajuwon Shelton, 28 years of age, of 99 Joy Road in Washington and Shanita Peartree, 32 years of age, of 99 Joy Lane in Washington.
On 2/18/2020, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Damount Harvey, 27 years of age, of 992 Elm Street in Belhaven.
On 2/25/2020, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Lawrence Tetterton, 33 years of age, of 20685 Hwy. 33 east in Aurora and Precious Barnes, 28 years of age, of 299 Middle Road in Aurora.
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office has rolled out a new body and in-car camera system to Patrol Deputies and School Resource Officers.
Beaufort County Sheriff’s Investigators are currently on scene investigating an apparent murder suicide.
Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit have arrested five individuals in connection with the Methamphetamine Lab that was discovered at 415 Carrow Road in Chocowinity on 12/23/2019.
On 7/11/2019, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Jeffrey Nobles, 43 years of age, of 305 Hodges Road in Chocowinity.
On 12/13/2019, The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Jessie Ray Norris, 50 years of age, of 131 Gum Neck Road in Belhaven and Lori Ann Craft, 48 years of age of 279 Hideaway Road in Belhaven. They were charged with Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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